Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management

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Improve Healthcare Delivery

Advances in healthcare coupled with an aging human population are driving demand for health management professionals who possess both business acumen and in-depth knowledge of healthcare functions and processes. In response, Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies offers the 18-month accelerated Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree program.

As a student in this focused bachelor's degree program, you will enhance your analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills while establishing competency in health care management, finance, policies and procedures, and relevant legal and regulatory issues. From health care administration to health services management, this degree program will prepare you for numerous career opportunities in this dynamic and rewarding field.

This program is designed for students who have completed an associate degree or equivalent credits, who would like to complete their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace.

Formats: The Fast-Track Bachelor of Science in Health Management is also available for students who would like to complete this degree at their own pace, visit our Bachelor of Science in Health Management  web page.

Career Outlook

An aging population has increased demand for healthcare professionals who can improve efficiencies and enhance quality of care within healthcare service organizations. Robust growth for the field is expected, particularly for applicants with healthcare experience and strong business and management skills.

Interested in Learning More?

Learn why the Bachelor of Science in Health Management is a good fit for you; watch our recent webinar on the program.  

Find out more about our Fast-Track programs by watching the Undergraduate Fast-Track webinar.


Required Courses

Semester 1 (13 s.h.)

ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Writing for the Professions-Business and Social Sciences Lab 1 s.h.
ACC 2100 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
HMG 1100 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
ECN 1200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.

Semester 2 (12 s.h.)

FIN 2105 Introduction to Corporate Finance 3 s.h.
HMG 2100 Healthcare Operations 3 s.h.
HMG 2110 Health Law and Regulation 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.

Semester 3 (13 s.h.)

HRM 2320 Human Resources Management 3 s.h.
HMG 3210 Health Informatics 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.

Semester 4 (12 s.h.)

PHL 2130 Ethical Issues in Healthcare 3 s.h.
HMG 3220 Risk Management and Quality Assurance 3 s.h.
HMG 3225 Public Health 3 s.h.
  Professional elective 3 s.h.

Semester 5 (10 s.h.)

HMG 4850 Healthcare Management Capstone 3 s.h.
HMG 4210 Healthcare Policy 3 s.h.
CMN 3350 Intercultural Communication 3 s.h.
  Seminar 1 s.h.


Required minimum credit hours: 60 s.h.


Elective Options

Choose three of the following courses for electives in semesters 3 and 4.

MKT 2100 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
MGT 2310 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
PSY 2230 Stress and Its Management 3 s.h.
PSY 3200 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3230 Development across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
HSC 3300 Epidemiology 3 s.h.
HMG 4994 Internship in Healthcare Management 3 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Admissions Criteria:

In order to apply, applicants need to have completed an associate degree or 60 semester hours of transferrable college credit. For more information about prerequisite courses, please contact an admissions representative at 1.877.668.7727. We look forward to hearing from you!

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be? 

This undergraduate program is designed for students who wish to work in non-clinical, managerial roles within healthcare organizations.

Careers to consider include:

  • Medical and health services manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Social or community service manager
  • Healthcare administrator

Program Format


This accelerated program is designed for students who have earned an associate degree or the equivalent number of credits (80 quarter hours or 60 semester hours) and are looking to earn their bachelor's degree at an accelerated pace. The Office of Admissions will work with applicants to evaluate and accept as many previously completed credits as possible.

Formats & Schedule

Our online program offers flexibility and convenience for working professionals with demanding schedules across the world. Using Northeastern University’s state-of-the-art learning management system, your instructors will guide you through online coursework.

Online classes are asynchronous, so there is no designated meeting time. Also, all online Fast-Track courses are completed with the same group of students, allowing you to interact with familiar classmates over the six-term schedule.

Additional Benefits:

  • Complete your degree in 18 months
  • Know your six-term course plan when you begin your program
  • Receive advice from Fast-Track program managers throughout your entire academic program
  • Develop a valuable network of professional contacts
  • Learn from classmates and the various industries and professions they represent


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Students will have the opportunity to properly use financial and organizational management skills, as it relates to decision making, resource management, critical thinking, time management, communication, and teamwork, to effectively problem-solve management-level related issues in the workplace.

  2. Broad Integrated Knowledge
    Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the competence necessary to apply management-level functions, concepts, and principles within the health industry.

  3. Intellectual Skills
    Students will have an opportunity to differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex management-level problems in health care.

  4. Applied Learning
    Students will have an opportunity to formulate a response to a specific health management-related topic, problem, or issue at both the individual and collaborative levels.

  5. Civic Learning
    Students will have an opportunity to analyze and present the relevancy of various management-level approaches and techniques while taking into consideration local, national, and global health perspectives.

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