Healthcare Management

Located in the heart of the insurance industry, Healthcare Management at UConn provides students with exceptional educational opportunities to pursue careers in the growing field of healthcare management and insurance. The major is small and personalized. Courses cover topics such as risk management, health economics, healthcare finance, human resource management, and insurance. Professional work experience through an internship program and job placement assistance provides graduates with the skills to become the next generation of business leaders in the healthcare and insurance industries.

The Healthcare Management major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.

Our program includes both traditional business and interdisciplinary health care management courses. Our students develop an understanding of general business concepts, an appreciation of the overall business environment, the study of health care organizations, and the skills required to succeed in dynamic work settings. This prepares our students for a wide range of challenging roles in health care organizations.

You will take classes like:

  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Introduction to Healthcare Management
  • Health Care Industry Analysis
  • Health and Social Insurance
  • Health Care Financial and Human Resource Management
  • Health Law and Policy

Meet the faculty and staff of Healthcare Management.

 

 

 

  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

What types of experiential learning are Healthcare Management majors engaging with?

 

In a 2019 survey of Healthcare Management students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

 

        

   65% of respondents indicated involvement in their local communities

 

 

 

"I job shadowed in the office of a hospital and university clinical administrator at Yale School of Medicine. After completing the session I knew it was what I wanted to do." 

 

"Volunteering at health centers confirmed my major choice."

 

"I am currently working in an Emergency Room, on a daily basis I interact with many different cultures."

 

 

   

     51% of respondents indicated the Business Connections Learning Community

 

 

"In the BCLC, I interacted with individuals who came from all over the world and gained insight into their cultures."

 

 

  

    44% of respondents indicated internships

 

 

 

"I am a brand ambassador for Coca Cola and recently went to training at Coke Headquarters. I learned a lot through that experience and was able to talk with the head of the North American Coca Cola operations." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Analyst

• Business Delivery Analyst

• Clinical Administrative Support Specialist

• Corporate Audit Analyst

• Defined Contribution Analyst

• Financial Leadership Development Program Analyst

• Senior Technology Development Program Associate

• TDP Analyst

• Technology Development Program Associate

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Aetna

• Aon Hewitt

• Bank of America

• Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

• Mercer

• Optum

• The Benefit Practice

• Towers Watson

• United States Marine Corps

• UnitedHealthGroup

Median Base Salary: $56,000

High Base Salary: $80,000


120-Credit Breakdown

Healthcare Management is for You

If you're interested in:

  • Risk management
  • Health economics
  • Healthcare finance
  • Human resource management

and you want to follow an innovative curriculum that allows students to gain professional success and personal enrichment through the combination of business, healthcare, and insurance courses.
 
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Healthcare Management

Student Voices

Nivedha Natchiappan (Healthcare Management '21)

 

“I really enjoy the Healthcare Management major for the insights it provides into the different aspects of the healthcare system. Within my first year of taking major specific courses, I’ve learned about health policy, health economics, national and foreign healthcare delivery and payment structures, as well as the insurance industry. Both the HCMI program and its faculty supply the building blocks necessary to be a professional in an incredibly important, expanding, and evolving field.”

Michael