The mission of the Department of Health Care Management is to prepare students, especially non-traditional minority students for entry and mid-level management positions in a variety of health service organizations. This mission of the Program is consistent with the University’s mission of meeting the needs of the community. The community is typically identified as the Southern Crescent area that consists of South Fulton, South DeKalb, Clayton, Fayette and Henry Counties. These counties serve the general area of South Atlanta and the contiguous localities. Located within the Southern Crescent are a great number and variety of health care delivery systems that are growing and expanding as the population of this part
of Georgia keeps increasing. The need to educate and provide managers for these institutions also is increasing and, thus serves as impetus for us to complete our mission.
The Health Care Administration program offers the following baccalaureate degree:
• Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Health Care Management with a curriculum that prepares students for a variety of entry and mid-level management positions in health services organizations.
• In addition, the Department participates with the School of Nursing and Department of Dental Hygiene in offering joint dual degree programs in Health Care Management and Nursing and Dental Hygiene respectively. These programs provide the curricula for students who wish to enhance their employability by being qualified as both nurses or dental hygienists and health care managers.