About the Health Care Management Program

Rapid advances in the health care industry demand that organizations and health care providers seek leaders who are bold, innovative and visionary while possessing tried-and-true management skills. The HCM degree program prepares such leaders. Students who complete this program earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in Health Care Management. The HCM program combines foundation business courses with a variety of courses providing knowledge and understanding of the health care industry. With this strong curriculum, graduates of the HCM program are prepared for challenging management positions in a variety of health care organizations.

The HCM degree program was established in the Walker College of Business in 1972 in response to demands from health providers in North Carolina and surrounding areas for managers with solid business skills and knowledge of the uniqueness of the health care industry. ASU'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. Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, the HCM program is located in the College of Health Sciences.

Since 1972, ASU’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.

Research Spotlight

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How We Implement IT in Hospitals Matters

Dr. Trent Spaulding of the Department of Nutrition and Healthcare Management and three colleagues recently completed research to be published in the journal Decision Support Systems regarding the adoption of information technology in U.S. hospitals.

Faculty Search Underway

Faculty Search Underway

The Department of Health Care Management in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month position in Health Care Management available August 1, 2016. Read more.