Business of Health Care Major | Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace's business of health care major combines rigorous coursework, professional mentoring and internship experiences.

Business of Healthcare

Carmel Boyer School of Business

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From hospitals to healthcare facilities to hospice-related services, the business of healthcare is a diverse, fast-paced career field.

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

Baldwin Wallace's business of healthcare major combines rigorous coursework with professional mentoring and internship experience.

Specialized business and business of healthcare 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 healthcare 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.


  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Entrepreneurial healthcare-related companies
  • Physician administration
  • Healthcare ancillary providers
  • Social service agencies
  • From hospitals to healthcare facilities to hospice-related services, business of healthcare is a diverse, fast-paced field. Students visit Kathleen Donley '86, director of pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital, to learn about the role of pharmacy in an acute care hospital.

  • You'll work with business leaders managing critical issues in today's healthcare system. Antonio Ford '18 and Sandy Skerda, executive director at Eliza Jennings Retirement Campus at the Renaissance, discuss serving older adults across the continuum of care.

  • Located in Northeast Ohio, a nationally recognized healthcare hub, BW offers exceptional field experiences and internships. Students toured Summa Rehabilitation Hospital with Dr. James Lee, therapy lead, to learn about transitioning patients from acute care to rehabilitation services.


The business of healthcare major is comprised of a comprehensive curriculum that is complemented with rich experiential learning opportunities that include internships and a capstone course.

The business of healthcare major prepares students to:

  • Recall business terms, concepts, and principles and effectively communicate these, through both oral and written means, using the language of business
  • Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze information and produce improved business decisions and generate effective recommendations for better course of action or opportunity for improvement
  • Demonstrate relevant application of business knowledge
  • Exhibit high standards of ethical awareness and conduct and recognize ethical issues businesses/people face in today’s world
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of critical thinking skills used to inform and produce healthcare management decisions and generate recommendations for improvement
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the content areas of healthcare management and their application to healthcare situations

Healthcare management is offered as a minor.

Course Catalog

Course Descriptions

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


Our world-class faculty will help you tailor your educational experience to your personal and professional goals. Small class sizes and an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio offer exceptional learning opportunities with BW professors.

Mentoring is a key part of the business of healthcare major. You'll have access to professionals from diverse healthcare 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, fellowships, study abroad and a variety of co-curricular and other learning opportunities.

View all business student organizations and experiential learning programs.


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.

100 percent of BW business of healthcare graduates from the class of 2017 reported being in rewarding jobs within six months of graduation.

Lindsey BertramLindsey Bertram ’15 is HR administrator for AMG Peterbilt Group in Brunswick, Ohio. Internships enabled her to apply classroom learning in a professional setting. Campus leadership roles honed her communication and time management skills. She is from Naperville, Ill.

Francesca ScarlFrancesca Scarl ’14 is certified corporate wellness specialist at MetroHealth System in Cleveland and MBA candidate at Southern New Hampshire University. As an intern at BW’s Center for Innovation and Growth, Francesca worked with senior level administrators, gaining valuable experience that bolstered her resume. She is from North Olmsted, Ohio.

Deanna StovicekDeanna Stovicek ’12 is assistant administrator for the department of critical care medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. She holds a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. BW courses provided the Willoughby, Ohio, native with a solid foundation to build upon in internships and graduate school.



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Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies
Ph.D., Kent State University

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Full-Time Faculty

John Fuehrer
Associate Professor
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University

Lori Long
Burton D. Morgan Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies

Ph.D., Kent State University 

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Juguilon-Hottle
MBA, Cleveland State University

Robert Kollin
M.S.M, M.S., Case Western Reserve University

Susan Scheutzow
J.D., Capital University Law School

Claudio Zanin
MBA, Baldwin Wallace University