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Health Care Management - B.S.

Designed for

  • High school graduates
  • Working professionals and students interested in an online degree
  • Transfer students from the healthcare, business, and liberal arts programs

Students will gain knowledge of

  • U.S. healthcare system and its functions
  • Healthcare facility administration
  • Managed care
  • Healthcare finance
  • Public health
  • Legal and ethical issues in healthcare
  • Business fields such as accounting, finance, HR, marketing, and economics
  • Internship experience

Job Opportunities

  • Long-term care administration
  • Public and community health services
  • Health practitioner's offices
  • General and surgical hospitals
  • Home health care services
  • Outpatient care centers

Administrative Careers on the Rise

While medical personnel such as doctors, nurses, and other frontline staff continue to be in demand, health care administrators are equally needed to offer the behind-the-scenes support that will improve quality and efficiency of health care while controlling costs. Healthcare administrators coordinate, plan, and manage departments and facilities.

In-demand Education for In-demand Careers

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to increase by 23 percent for all occupations by 2022, as the health care industry continues to expand and diversify, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Some reasons for this expansion include the retiring "Baby Boomer" generation and the increase of the population's lifespan.

Why Graduates are in Such High Demand:

  • To comply with changing health regulations
  • To implement new technology
  • To help improve the health of communities by emphasizing preventive care

Online Convenience

This four-year degree is offered completely online. Students also may choose to attend classes face to face, or some combination of online and face to face classes.

In the final semester of this program, students have an option to complete an internship, allowing them to build relationships and network with industry professionals while completing their education. There is also an internship alternative, meaning that students can take courses instead of the 12 credit internship or some combination of courses and internship.

Already Working in a Health Care Field?

This major is designed for both traditional students, and students employed within the health fields. Health Care Management is flexible for returning students who want to advance within their chosen career fields. Students in this program increase their knowledge of management, as opposed to only growing a set of skills.


Small logo Marela FiaccoMarela Fiacco

Ms. Fiacco is a Health Care Management Instructor at SUNY Canton and the Curriculum Coordinator for the Healthcare Management Program. She graduated from Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee with a Bachelor of Business Administration and then, attended Middle Tennessee State University, graduating with a Masters in Business Administration. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Business, with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. She is a native of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Small logo Dr. Anthony Signorelli Dr. Anthony Signorelli

Dr. Signorelli is a Health Care Management Instructor at SUNY Canton. He graduated from St. Michael's College in Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts degree and then attended the Vrij Universiteit in Belgium, graduating with a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery. He also speaks Dutch! Dr. Signorelli was a research assistant of in vitro fertilization and pathology, concentrating in new techniques and evaluation. Following his education in Belgium, he worked as a research assistant for neurosurgery at Albany Medical College. He then went on to instruct microvascular surgery. Recently, he worked as an adjunct instructor in Chemistry and Biology at Mildred Elley College, SUNY Albany, Hudson Valley Community College, and Siena College.


Health Care Management
Marela Fiacco
Curriculum Coordinator