Health Care Management

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in

Health Care Management

Learn the business of health care at Rider – and prepare for a career in America's fastest growing sector.

There is no field more exciting today than health care management — the intersection of business and medicine. Health care is driving the U.S. economy and creating opportunities for a rewarding business career where you can make a difference.

AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Program Highlights

  • Earn a well-rounded business degree from Rider’s distinguished AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business.
  • Hone your business skills plus focus on health care management studies.
  • Explore your role in the complex issues facing health care.
  • Benefit from ongoing advice and support from our connected and experienced faculty.

Rider’s BSBA in Health Care Management is a major within the University’s respected AACSB-accredited Norm Brodsky College of Business. The program was developed with input from health care executives in hospitals, biotech, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and health insurance firms.

Our curriculum provides a core education in business combined with critical topics in health care management. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of both the business and health fields, including a deeper grasp of the legal, ethical, economic, social and managerial issues related to health care.

Our faculty includes professors with expertise in the economics, finance, information systems, law and marketing.

NOTE: A minor in Health Care Administration is available to Rider students in any major, including business and non-business majors in such areas as the sciences and social sciences. The curriculum provides students with a multi-dimensional view of the health care field.

Why Study Health Care Management

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the health care field is expected to grow rapidly as baby boomers age and people remain active later in life. Employment of medical and health services managers is project to grow by 23 percent through 2022 — faster than the average for all occupations.

As a result, there has never been a greater need for decisive health care leaders who can understand and adapt to today’s complex and evolving health care system. It’s a dynamic industry that’s driving the demand for health care professionals who have the skills and knowledge needed to plan, organize and supervise the delivery of innovative and quality care.

Health care management is a dynamic, diverse and in-demand field. Throughout the industry — from hospitals to pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance providers, to medical device firms and biotech and research enterprises — there is growing need for health care managers with the strong business skills needed to ensure smooth operations.

Why Rider for Health Care Management

A Connected and Expert Faculty

The members of Rider’s core health care management faculty bring to the classroom diverse backgrounds in health care economics, financing, information technology, insurance, law and management, and have published widely on these subjects. They include:

William Amadio, Ph.D.
Hope Corman, Ph.D.
Kristin McCarthy, DrPH.

Additionally, Dr. Corman is a research associate in health economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization. Recognized as leading scholars in their fields, NBER associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the economic effects of public policies, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.

Experiential Learning in a Strategic Location

Designed to provide “real world” experiences, our program offers students the opportunity to learn through required participation in one of the following:

A semester-long internship

Large-data group project for a client

Health care marketing course where students design a marketing plan.

Rider’s strategic location in the New York-Philadelphia metropolitan area offers students exceptional access to health care management internship opportunities with leading health care providers, manufacturers, government agencies, advocacy groups, and more.

Recent internships include:

Alert Ambulance Service
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
Autism New Jersey
Banker’s Life and Casualty Company
Bayada Nurses
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Capital Health Medical Center
Johnson & Johnson
Medical Diagnostic Laboratories
Michael Hennessy Associates
Millhill Child & Family Development
NJ Department of Human Services-Mental Health Services
NJ Department of Human Services-Division of Medical Assistance

NY Life Insurance
Planned Parenthood
Princeton Medical Group
Quartell Chiropractic
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Shore Medical Center
Sparta Systems
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center
St. Peter’s University Hospital
Therapeutic Outreach for Children
Trenton Department of Health & Human Services
Yardley Vision Care



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Health Care Management Major
(21 credit hours)

Required Courses
(18 credit hours)

Introduction to the Health Care Sector
Economics of the Health Care Sector
Health Care Law, Ethics & Policy
Population Health Care Management
Health Care Financing
Health Care Information Systems

Elective Courses
(3 credit hours)

Internship in Health Care Management or
Seminar in Health Research or
Health Care Marketing

Curriculum Checksheets

Executives Insights

Guest speakers offer Rider Health Care Management students valuable insight into the real world practices and experiences in the ever-evolving health care industry. Recent guest speakers at Rider include:

John Adamovics
Founder/President, Heuris Pharma, LLC

Christine Albano
Chief Operating Officer, Theradex Systems, Inc.

Patrick Davish
Executive Director, Merck & Co.

Sandra Decker
Senior Service Fellow, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Scott Eder, MD
Center for Women’s Health & Wellness

John Kresge
Research Scientist, NJ Department of Human Services

Jonathan Lazar
Marketing/Communications Manager, Princeton Insurance

John Menninger
Principal, Mercer Human Resource Consulting

Ruth Perry
Executive Director, Trenton Health Team

Carol Pittore
Genetics Counselor

Michael Powers
VP, Independence Blue Cross

Barry S. Rabner
President/Chief Executive Officer, Penn Medicine Princeton Health

Jeffrey Robbins
Executive Director, Family Guidance Center

Michael Scalia

Christy Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer, St. Francis Medical Center

Robert Wieder
Provost/Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School