Healthcare Management Grads Make Improving Care Their Business

Extensive career preparation combined with Stonehill’s compassionate culture are helping healthcare management majors grow into leaders with heart.

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Program Overview

Stonehill's Healthcare Management program combines courses focused on core skills with in-depth internships and a solid liberal arts foundation.

The primary objectives are to prepare Stonehill College students:

  • For employment and leadership in direct service and support organizations in the private and public healthcare sectors
  • For graduate or professional study
  • For being an innovative and positive force for ethical and constructive change in the healthcare system

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

Students who graduate with a degree in healthcare management (sometimes called healthcare administration) gain critical leadership and management skills. They also gain the opportunity to improve the state of healthcare and lives of others.

The Curriculum

Stonehill’s program, a part of the Leo J. Meehan School of Business, gives students a firm understanding of business principles supplemented by solid grounding in the liberal arts. This approach provides students with an understanding of important healthcare issues and basic managerial and leadership skills. 

All HCM majors (except students who are double majors)  are required to complete one of the 4-course concentrations offered by the department:

  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management
  • Healthcare for Priority/At-Risk Populations
  • Performance Improvement & Consulting
  • Fundraising & Development for Not-for-Profit Health (& Human Services) Organizations.

Students can then choose electives to focus on specific areas of interest, such as:

  • Health IT
  • Population health management
  • Consulting
  • Gerontology
  • Public and private sector insurance
  • Group practice management
  • Finance, personnel, marketing, public relations and sales

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

AUPHA Certification
Stonehill’s Healthcare Management program is certified by AUPHA, which only certifies programs with high academic standards. Stonehill’s is one of only 46 programs certified in the country, and it is the only certified program in Massachusetts.

Healthcare Program Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

The Healthcare Management program at Stonehill College has been recognized by College Rank as the No. 4 place in the country to study medical administration services. Another ranking by the Bachelors Degree Center placed Stonehill's HCM program in the Top 25 nationwide.

Healthcare Rating

College Rank lists Stonehill’s Healthcare Management program fourth in the nation among similar degree programs.

U.S. Healthcare Programs

Bachelors Degree Center in 2021 ranked Stonehill's Healthcare Management program No. 9 nationwide.

Hours of internship experience for credit

Students in the healthcare management program are required to complete a 400-hour internship for credit, setting students apart when applying for their first job.

Learn more about our internships

Recent Accolades

Organizations involved in assessing U.S. colleges and universities continually cite Stonehill as being among the best in the nation when it comes to value, outcomes and a commitment to making the world a better place. See full list of accolades.

Where Our Graduates Work  

Stonehill healthcare management majors find work in hospitals, home care and managed care organizations, health maintenance organizations, hospices, planning and consulting firms, and international service organizations. Learn more about where our graduates work

Sample Courses

American Sign Language I

HCA 101
Introduces American Sign Language and deaf culture, focusing on frequently used signs, basic rules of grammar, non-manual aspects of ASL, introductory fingerspelling, and some cultural features of the deaf community.

Creative Process

HCA 200
Developed to respond to an environment of shrinking resources and expanding regulation, this course explores the creative process. Examine theory and practice methods to increase creative potential in yourself and those around you. Turn problems into challenges with active practice of theoretical concepts; consider issues of ethics, supervision, innovation, productivity, resource management and service development in the light of what is known about creativity. This course is designed for any student.


HCA 219
The role of epidemiology as a tool for analyzing health problems in managerial settings. Introduction to study designs, bias, confounding, and significance; association and causation.

Healthcare Supply Chain Management

HCA 326
The role of supply chain management in the healthcare industries: what are supply chains and how do they work? The course studies not only traditional logistics or operation management but also marketing, new product development, finance, and customer service. Material presented in lectures and through case studies.

Healthcare Employment Law

HCA 335
Examines legal issues regarding interviewing, hiring, and disciplining employees. What questions can you legally not ask during an interview? What shouldn’t you say in a reference? When can you legally fire an employee? Are personnel policies on a contract between the employer and the employee? Training and motivational skills developed.

Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree With a Master's Degree in Business

The Skyhawk Accelerated Dual Degree allows Stonehill students to earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as little as four years. Eligible students receive early and expedited admission to their graduate program of interest and can begin working toward a master's degree in marketing or data analytics.

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Contact Information

Mitchell P.V. Glavin

Mitchell P.V. Glavin

Associate Professor of Healthcare Management, Healthcare Management Department Chair
Healthcare Management