Health Systems Management

What is Health Systems Management?

Health Systems Management (or HSM) is a curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science
degree. HSM is “the business of healthcare”. The program focuses on the system of
healthcare as a population health phenomenon. This curriculum teaches students the
current and trending healthcare systems. It also teaches tools and methods to improve
safety and quality in healthcare systems, how to collect and analyze data, and how
to focus on outcomes in a healthcare setting. The curriculum introduces the financial
aspect of the healthcare system: reimbursement based on outcomes and the “value vs
volume” based care that is evolving in today’s healthcare society. It also covers
the importance of accreditation for healthcare systems, Health Informatics, and the
role it plays in modern healthcare.

View the HSM Informational Video


Program Highlights and Requirements

Total semester hours required: 120

Minimum of 120 hours in an internship (supervised field opportunity) in the final
semester of the program.

A grade of “C” or better is required in all prerequisites and major courses.

Must maintain university appropriate GPA of 2.0 or better

Online courses provide more flexible study. 


Job/Career Potential

  • Acute Care Settings (Hospitals)
  • Outpatient Clinics/Surgery Centers
  • Nursing Homes/Long-term acute care settings
  • Medical malpractice Attorney offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Worker’s Compensation companies
  • Medical Consulting companies


Contact Information


Susan G. Tufts MSN, BSN, RN
Location: White Hall 110D
Phone: 985-549-5120
Email: [email protected]