Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

The next generation of health care leaders will be required to have specialized knowledge and skills to compete, to lead and to succeed. Students can become part of this next generation of leadership by entering the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. It prepares students by combining the strength of seasoned academic researchers and experienced practitioners in the field.

Careers in Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

Graduates of the Healthcare Management program seek careers in varied areas, including quality assurance, health information technology, clinic management and human resources.

An internship is an excellent way to gain valuable work experience while assessing which area of health care is right for you. All Jindal School undergraduate students must complete an internship and 100 hours of community service in order to graduate. The Jindal School’s fully staffed Career Management Center (CMC), working in tandem with the University’s Career Center, helps students prepare for and seek internships, as well as post-graduation employment. The school’s Undergraduate Programs office directs and coordinates the community service requirement.

Healthcare Management at UT Dallas

A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in Healthcare Management. It provides students with both a practical and educational base to become leaders and skilled decision-makers within the industry. The introductory class on health care introduces students to the breadth and scope of the industry. Additional health care-specific classes focus on health care accounting, information systems, economics, law and regulatory environments.

Business classes involve a variety of disciplines that are relevant to health care include marketing, information technology, organizational behavior, operations management, international business and strategic planning. Students can also select from a variety of elective classes that address areas such as human resources, supply chain management and project management, not to mention new classes that respond to an ever-changing and dynamic industry.

The Healthcare Management Association (HMA) is an active student organization associated with the program. Membership in the HMA is essential to stay connected and informed of events, internships and career opportunities. Prominent Dallas-Fort Worth health care professionals regularly visit campus to share their industry experience and check out up-and-coming talent.

High-achieving undergrads are eligible to take master’s-level courses in Healthcare Management through the Fast-Track program and earn both BS and MS degrees in as few as five years.

Living Learning Community

The Naveen Jindal School Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. Living Learning Community students live together in on-campus housing, attend classes together and participate as a group in social activities.

For information, contact Associate Dean Marilyn Kaplan at [email protected].

Management Honors Program

The Davidson Management Honors Program (DMHP) gives select undergraduate students the opportunity to enhance their experience in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. DMHP students receive opportunities to improve their leadership skills and work closely with UT Dallas professors. DMHP benefits include:

  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Community service events.
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Professional development events.
  • Scholarships.
  • Honor notation on diploma.

Fast-Track Options in the Jindal School

All undergraduate degrees in the Jindal School offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to earn up to 12 credit hours that can be applied toward a master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades begin the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergraduate program. Fast-track programs require careful course selection and dedication, but can open up opportunities for students who complete the program.

About the Naveen Jindal School of Management

The largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a full complement of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Jindal School’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:

  • Conduct knowledge-enhancing management research.
  • Deliver high-quality management education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing executives.
  • Develop, innovate and continuously improve programs advancing management education and practice.

Rankings

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s Full-Time MBA program No. 16 (tied) among public university programs and No. 38 (tied) overall.
  • BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report rank the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s undergraduate programs among the nation’s top 100 programs.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, human resource management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management

Master of Science: Accounting, business analytics, energy management, finance, financial engineering and risk management, healthcare leadership and management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management science, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management

Master of Business Administration: Master of business administration

Executive MBA: Executive MBA (with concentrations in healthcare leadership and management for physicians, product lifecycle and supply chain management and project management), global leadership MBA

Executive Master of Science: Healthcare leadership and management, management science (with concentrations in project management, and leadership and organizational development program), supply chain management, systems engineering and management*

Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science

*Joint program between the Naveen Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science