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A specialization in health care management is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business. Students can add this specialization to their current business major. To complete the health care management specialization, students take the traditional business courses as well as three electives. Students learn to think about health care in an integrated business framework both in and out of the classroom from our faculty and applied learning program.

The Health Care Management Specialization must be in conjunction with a Wisconsin School of Business major.

Complete three courses from the following list:

  • Econ 548 (3-4 credits), The Economics of Health Care
  • Gen&WS 102 (3 credits), Gender, Women, and Society in Global Perspective
  • Gen&WS 103 (3 credits), Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease 
  • Hist Med 212 (3 credits), The Physician in History
  • Hist Med 218 (3 credits), History of 20th Century American Medicine
  • Hist Med 504 (3 credits), Society and Health Care in American History
  • Hist Med 505 (3 credits), Justice and Health Care 
  • Hist Med 507 (3-4 credits), Health Disease and Healing I
  • Hist Med 508 (3-4 credits), Health Disease and Healing II
  • Hist Med 509 (3 credits), The Development of Public Health in America
  • Med Hist 515 (3 credits), Public Health Ethics
  • Hist Med 531 (3 credits), Women and Health in American History
  • Hist Med 553 (3 credits), International Health and Global Society
  • Inter-HE 460 (3 credits), Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Orgs
  • I SY E/Med Physics 559 (2 credits), Patient Safety and Error Reduction in Healthcare
  • Nurs 105 (2 credits), Health Care Systems: Interdisciplinary Approach
  • OTM 451 (3 credits), Service Operations Management
  • Philos/Med Hist 558 (3 credits), Ethical Problems Raised by Biomedical Technology
  • Poli Sci 100 (3 credits), Health Policy and Politics **this is a topics course; only the Health Policy and Politics course will count towards the specialization
  • Poli Sci 440 (3-4 credits), Health Policy and Health Politics
  • Pop Hlth 370 (3 credits), Introduction to Public Health: Local to Global Perspectives
  • Pop Hlth 471 (3 credits), Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Pop Hlth 650 (3 credits), Prevention of Overweight and Obesity
  • Real Estate 365 (1 credit), Residential and Commercial Healthcare
  • Soc 170 (3 credits), Population Problems
  • Soc 525 (3 credits), Sociology of Mental Health and Mental Disorders
  • Soc 531 (3 credits), Sociology of Medicine
  • Soc 532 (3 credits), Health Care for Individuals, Family, and Society 
  • Soc 533 (3 credits), Public Health: Rural and Urban Communities
  • Soc 635 (3 credits), Cross-National Health Services Systems and Public Policy
  • Soc Work 205 (4 credits), Introduction to the Field of Social Work 
  • Soc Work 206 (4 credits), Introduction to Social Policy

*Other courses may also count for the Health Care Management Specialization.  If you find a course you'd like to take, contact Professor Covaleski (mcovaleski@bus.wisc.edu) about possible additional courses that may be relevant.

Consult your academic or career advisor to determine how a specialization in health care management could enhance your degree.

Contact your academic or career advisor for questions about pursuing the health care management specialization. Contact the program coordinator, Mark Covaleski, with questions about the specialization, including course options.