Health Care Management

School of Business
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OVERVIEW

From hospitals to health care facilities to hospice-related services, health care management is a diverse, fast-paced career field.

The need for highly qualified people to lead and manage health care facilities and systems offers outstanding opportunities for a career in a dynamic, in-demand field.

Baldwin Wallace's health care management program combines rigorous coursework with professional mentoring and internship experience.

Specialized business and health care management courses provide a foundation for success. You'll gain strong oral and written communication skills, critical thinking abilities and holistic insights into the perspectives, methods and values associated with delivering, managing and financing health services.

Mentoring is a key part of the program. You'll work with BW faculty and business leaders focused on defining and managing the critical issues that face today's competitive and ever-changing health care system.

Well-respected in the business community, a BW business degree prepares you for success. You'll learn strategies and tactics from professors with decades of experience both national and international in scope.

BW's 20-minute proximity to Cleveland puts you within easy access to renowned medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Business Grads Get Jobs
Over 90 percent of BW graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduation. Many have multiple offers from prospective employers prior to graduation.

Business Honors Track
With a focus on sustainability, ethical business practices and leadership development, the Business Honors Track enables students to complete courses in their Business major or minor while building Honors credits. During senior year, students work on a year-long consulting project with a business partner. Students can apply for the Business Honors Track during their sophomore and junior years.

Multi-million Dollar Gift Benefits Business
Baldwin Wallace University's School of Business will benefit from a $15 million gift from alumnus Stephen Boesel '68. The gift is slated for student scholarships, faculty support, learning opportunities and a renowned business speaker series.

Career Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Entrepreneurial healthcare-related companies
  • Physician administration
  • Health care ancillary providers
  • Social Service agencies

CURRICULUM

Offered as a major and minor, the health care management program is comprised of a comprehensive curriculum that is complemented with rich experiential learning opportunities that include internships and a capstone course.

Course descriptions, requirements for the major and additional information can be found in the University Catalog.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

BW provides a supportive, professional environment. The average class size is 19 students, which allows for individual attention and faculty mentoring.

Mentoring is a key part of the health care management program. You'll have access to professionals from diverse health care sectors to create networking opportunities and a greater understanding of this dynamic career field.

Experiential learning bridges classroom study with real-world opportunities. You can enhance your studies through internships, co-curricular activities and other learning opportunities that include:

Student Clubs & Organizations

Blackstone LaunchPad
Open to students of every major, Blackstone LaunchPad is an innovative program that presents entrepreneurship as a viable career path and offers students concrete tools and guidance to transform ideas into thriving businesses. The LaunchPad offers students access to an extensive network of mentors, experts and services.

Business Clinic
Students receive training in business planning, client service and research through the Business Clinic. Students are teamed with successful entrepreneurs-in-residence to coach clients through the development of their business strategy. Clients include small business owners, new business entrepreneurs and not-for-profit boards and/or executive directors.

Business Honor Society
Students are connected with alumni and business leaders through the Business Honor Society. The Society encourages and supports a deep network of personal and professional contact through ongoing communication and special invitations to campus events.

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)
Infusing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship throughout campus and Northeast Ohio is the crux of this signature Center. CIG offers outstanding professional networking and hands-on learning opportunities to students of every major. The CIG Student Fellows program places students alongside business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Through CIG Growth Consulting Projects, students assist CIG partners and other companies, nonprofits and government agencies in achieving growth through innovation.

Enactus
A global, non-profit organization, Enactus helps students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills as they learn, practice and teach principles of free enterprise to improve the standard of living for millions around the globe.

ALUMNI SUCCESS

At Baldwin Wallace, you’ll experience personal and professional growth in a supportive community that challenges and inspires you to succeed.

Baldwin Wallace has long championed the success of its students. Evidence of this can be seen in the extraordinary achievements of its alumni spread throughout the United States and the world.

Among recent accolades, 92 percent of graduates from the Class of 2014 reported being in rewarding jobs or in graduate school studies within six months after graduation.