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 101Health 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
Legal Aspects of Health Care
Health Care Quality and Outcomes: Measurement and Management
Health Care Strategy and Management: the Business of Health Care
Management and Economics of Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Industries
Health Insurance and Health Care Strategy
Health Policy: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health System
Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach
Health Care Entrepreneurship
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Business
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
Fundamentals
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Humanities
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Writing
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
PennSTART
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33
1

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.

2

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 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.