Rapid advances in the health care industry demand that organizations and health care providers seek leaders who are bold, innovative and visionary and who possess tried-and-true management skills.

The Health Care Management (HCM) program prepares such leaders. The HCM program uses a theory-to-practice model which combines foundation business courses with a variety of specialized courses providing knowledge and understanding of the health care industry. With this strong curriculum, led by experienced faculty, graduates of the HCM program are prepared for challenging management positions in a variety of health care organizations.

About the Health Care Management Program

App State's HCM program has demonstrated a remarkable reputation for producing graduates who assume key leadership positions in their organizations and make valuable contributions to the health care delivery systems within their communities. This extensive network of alumni serves throughout North Carolina and beyond in various health care sectors including hospitals and health systems, medical practice management, long-term care facilities, insurance, the pharmaceutical industry, consulting and public service.

The HCM program offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences (this degree program is designed for transfer students who have earned an AAS from a North Carolina Community College)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA) with a specialization in leadership or information systems

HCM Program Nationally Ranked

bachelors-degree-center-badge-1-24-19-01-100.pngbest-health-degrees-badge-25-best-bach-hlth-care-mgmt-campus-11-15-20-100.pngmost-affordable-healthcare-administration-colleges_100.pngAppalachian State's undergraduate Health Care Management program has been ranked by several organizations, including: 

  • No. 2 best Healthcare Administration program in the nation in 2019 by Bachelor's Degree Center.
  • No. 8 best Health Care Management Bachelor's program in the nation in 2021 by Best Health Degrees
  • No. 11 most affordable Healthcare Management program in the nation in 2021 by UniversityHQ.

A Career with a Calling

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