Health Care Management and Policy, BS

The concentration in health care management and policy focuses on the management, financing, and economics of the health care sector. Students learn about health care markets and factors that significantly influence decision making both at the policy level and at the level of the firm or organization. The health care sector includes government agencies, non-profit institutions, major private corporations, medical practices and partnerships, and many small and early-stage health care service and product firms.

This concentration prepares students for careers as managers in health care companies or health care service firms such as consulting, banking or health care IT companies, or government agencies. Students planning careers in the health professions such as medicine, nursing, or dentistry have found the concentration very useful in understanding the context in which they will be working.

Health Care Management and Policy Concentration

HCMG 1010Health Care Systems1
Select three of the following:3
The Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
Clinical Issues in Health Care Management: Doctors, Patients and Managers in Modern Society
Comparative Health Care Systems
Health Care Strategy and Management: the Business of Health Care
Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries
Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health Care System
The Health Care Ecosystem: Evolution, Structure and Current Issues
Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach
Healthcare Data and Analytics
Health Care Entrepreneurship
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
ECON 0110 11
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 1100 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 1010Business and You0.5
WH 2010Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 3010Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 1010Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 1020Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 2500Managerial Economics1
FNCE 1000Corporate Finance1
FNCE 1010Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 1000Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 1010 Law and Social Values
MKTG 1010Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 1010An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 1010Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 1020Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Second semester-level foreign language1
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 0100 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 0200 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 0110 of these courses can be slotted for ECON 0110 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.