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Degree Requirements


Health Systems Management Degree Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2014 and thereafter. Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • You can also reference the graduation requirements for the year in which you enrolled on the portal; view graduation requirements by year (PDF) in the right-hand column of your MyResources page.
  • Read the course descriptions.

General-Education Requirements
(43 credits)

General-education requirements for:

  • all students who entered UB prior to fall 2013
  • any student who entered UB with 24 or more credits before fall 2014

General-education requirements for:

  • all new freshmen (fewer than 24 college credits) who entered UB in fall 2013 and after
  • all new students entering UB in fall 2014 and after

Health Systems Management Program Requirements (42 credits)

Core Courses (33 credits)

  • Health Indicators (HSMG 300)
  • Overview of Health-Care Delivery Systems (HSMG 370)
  • Principles of Health-Care Management I (HSMG 371)
  • Principles of Health-Care Management II (HSMG 372)
  • Health Policy and Politics (HSMG 373)
  • Epidemiology (HSMG 374)
  • Managed Care I (HSMG 475)
  • Health-Care Law and Risk Management (HSMG 477)
  • Internship (HSMG 492)
  • Strategic Management in Health Care (HSMG 498)

and one of the following:

  • Survey Research and Data Analysis for Health Services Administration (HSMG 490)
  • Health Planning and Program Evaluation (HSMG 491)

Business Requirements (9 credits)

  • Introduction to Health Economics (HSMG 301)
  • Statistics for Health Administration (HSMG 302)
  • Health Finance (HSMG 303)

General Electives

Complete as many courses as necessary from any discipline to fulfill your 120-credit requirement to graduate, including these recommended courses:

  • Financial Management (FIN 331)
  • Management Information Systems (INSS 300)
  • Marketing Management (MKTG 301)

Information Literacy Requirement

Meet the UB Information Literacy graduation requirement by successfully completing one of the following:

  • Introduction to Information Literacy (INFO 110)
  • Health Indicators (HSMG 300)
as of fall 2014