BS in Health Services Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health prepares students for entry-level managerial and administrative positions in health care organizations, including medical and dental practices, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, hospitals and health systems, insurance companies, and more.

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<p>Description of the video:</p><p>Description of the following video:</p><p>[Video: View of Indianapolis from the sky.]</p><p>[Music]</p><p>Nir: People today are living longer and longer…</p><p>[Words appear: Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Indianapolis]</p><p>Nir: …and yet major chronic diseases are also on the rise. To face these challenges, tomorrow’s leaders need to be fluent in the languages of both business and healthcare.</p><p>[Words appear: Business, Healthcare]</p><p>[Video: People walking through an airport.]</p><p>[Words appear: Dr. Nir Menachemi; Health Policy and Management Department Chair]</p><p>[Video: Man in a shirt and tie speaks while sitting on a sofa, followed by a scene of a classroom, students going up and down escalators, and professors and students during a class.]</p><p>Nir: Our bachelor’s degree program in health services management prepares you for exciting career opportunities in such places as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes, just to name a few… In each of these settings you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact.</p><p>[Video: Man in a blue shirt begins speaking.]</p><p>[Words appear: Jerry, Student]</p><p>Jerry: Yeah, health services management is a backbone behind the scenes of health care.</p><p>[Video: A female professor talks with students during a class.]</p><p>Colleen: There’s so many things that you can do with this degree and that’s what really drew me into this.</p><p>[Words appear: Colleen, Student]</p><p>[Video: A male professor points to a whiteboard during a class.]</p><p>Abby: I really love the fact that I know health care more at a business level than as a clinical level.</p>

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<p>[Words appear: Abby, BS 2015]</p><p>[Video: A female pulls a book off a shelf in a library setting.]</p><p>Ashley: I wasn’t very good around blood and clinical side so I decided to do the business side instead.</p><p>[Words appear: Ashley, Student]</p><p>[Video: Nir talks with students during a class, followed by woman with light brown hair talking in an office setting.]</p><p>Kara: Not only are you investing in yourself but you’re quickly seeing that you’re making an investment to other people.</p><p>[Video: A man in a gray suit sits in an office setting, followed by a female student talking with a professional in an office.]</p><p>Juan: The health service management degree really helps you prepare for that next step, which might be a graduate degree, which might be an entry level management role within a health care organization where you’ll be viewed as a leader.</p><p>[Words appear: Juan, BS 2014, MHA 2015]</p><p>[Video: A female student with black glasses and curly hair talks while sitting in an office.]</p><p>Jala: It’s making me a better person. It’s making me think other ways I’ve never thought before because I’ve never been this challenged to think that way.</p><p>[Words appear: Jala, Student]</p><p>[Video: Students chat in a classroom, a young lady talks with a professional, and Nir teaches in front of students.]</p><p>Jori: A lot of the classes are more so real life events, applying real-world issues to the classroom.</p><p>[Words appear: Jori, Student]</p><p>p&gt;[Video: Kara speaking.]</p><p>Kara: And my professors that I had, they all were in the workforce.</p><p>p&gt;[Video: Nir teaches students in a class, followed by other professors interacting with students in different environments.]</p><p>Kara: They were part of the everyday trends and things that were going on in the health care industry.</p><p>Juan: They can grant you opportunities outside of the four walls of the school and the program itself.</p><p>[Video: Students chatting in a variety of class environments, followed by the scene where Jala is speaking.]</p><p>Jala: Do you see yourself as a leader? Do you see yourself on the administration side? And if the answer is yes, than I would just recommend Health Services Management because of my experience and how I’ve grown in this program… I would love for someone else to grow the same amount that I’ve grown.</p><p>[Video: A female student, wearing a blue dress, stares into the distance and then walks on campus to different buildings and hospitals.]</p><p>[Words appear: Skyler, Student]</p><p>Kara: Seeing that you get to be a part of something larger than yourself is really rewarding and I think that being a part of this program helped you quickly see that the healthcare industry and all that it has to offer around us, could give that back to you.</p><p>[Video: Kara speaking, followed by Juan speaking]</p><p>Juan: You will be a huge part of what health care looks like 10 to 15 to 20 years from now. If you go into health services management.</p><p>[Video: A collection of scenes where a professor teaches, a student writes in a notebook, a group of students high five each other in a class, and ends with Jala speaking.]</p><p>Jala: I’m excited for my future and to receive that degree in health service management and see what I can do with it because I’m ready.</p><p>[Words appear on white background: Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Internships in Health Services Management | PBHEALTH.IUPUI.EDU]</p><p>[Music ends]</p><p>[End of transcript]

 

17%JOB GROWTH

$100,980 MEDIAN SALARY FOR EXPERIENCED HEALTH MANAGERS IN 2019

$30-40KTYPICAL STARTING SALARY

Recent internship sites
  • IU Health
  • Anthem
  • Riverview Health
  • Indiana Hospital Association
  • Riley Children’s Hospital
  • Eskenazi Health
  • CarDon and Associates
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Hendricks Regional Health
  • Noble Inc.
  • The American Red Cross
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Indiana State Department of Health
  • American Senior Communities
  • Exceptional Living Centers

Curriculum

To complete this degree, you will take a combination of general education courses and major courses that total at least 120 credits. 

Health Services Management Curriculum

Competencies

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health prepares students for entry-level managerial and administrative positions in health care organizations, including medical and dental practices, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, hospitals and health systems, insurance companies, and more. After completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, students will be able to: 

Build and manage relationships with peers, faculty, alumni and healthcare professionals.

Communicate information and ideas in a clear, concise, organized, and effective manner for the intended audience in writing (i.e. reports, emails, and briefs) and through presentations.

Collaborate in diverse teams utilizing interpersonal skills, recognizing and demonstrating sensitivity to diverse points of view.

Carry oneself in a professional manner that aligns with ethical, legal and professional standards.

Develop leadership skills including: self-awareness, conflict management, resilience, adaptability, influence, initiative, and accountability.

Describe the structure and functioning of health delivery, public health, and health services organizations and the importance of a population health perspective.

Apply quality, strategic planning, management, organizational behavior and human resource theories and tools to manage organizational resources, confront challenges and improve outcomes in health organizations.

Examine marketing principles and understand how they are utilized to increase growth of a health organization’s market share.

Explain how data and health information technology are used to improve organizational performance and population health.

Utilize financial tools, principles and practices to analyze budgets and financial documents to determine the financial performance of health services organizations.

Admissions criteria

Ready to get started? You must first apply to IU Fort Wayne

If you are currently attending IU Fort Wayne and want to pursue one of our majors, please meet with Danielle Dickow (ddickow@iufw.edu) to declare or change your major. Minimum admission criteria to the school and program:

  • 12 credit hours completed
  • 2.5 prior term GPA
  • 2.5 cumulative IU GPA
  • Completion of English 13100 with a grade of "C" or higher

Apply to the Fairbanks School of Public Health

Please note you will be leaving the IU Fort Wayne website to complete the application on an IUPUI hosted site. You will be redirected back to our IUFW page upon submitting your application to the school.

Direct Admission Criteria

Once you’ve been admitted to IU Fort Wayne, you are eligible for direct admission to the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health if you meet the following minimums:

  • 2.8 high school GPA and 1,000 on the SAT (19 on the ACT)

or

  • 3.0 high school GPA without submission of SAT or ACT scores

If you are admitted to IU Fort Wayne but are not admissible directly to the school of public health, you can be admitted as a pre-public health student until the following minimum criteria are met:

  • 12 credit hours completed
  • 2.5 previous term GPA
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Completion of ENGL 13100 with a grade of “C” or higher

Students in the school of public health must maintain at least a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing and graduate from this program.

Questions? Contact our Admissions Counselor.

Intercampus Transfer

If you are transferring to IU Fort Wayne from another IU campus, you may pursue one of our majors if you meet the following minimum criteria:

  • 2.5 previous term GPA
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA

Students in the school of public health must maintain at least a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing and graduate from this program.

External Transfers

If you are transferring to IU Fort Wayne from another university, please e-mail Danielle Dickow ddickow@iufw.edu for more information.

 

School of Public Health advisors

Once you pick a major and are admitted to a degree-granting school, you will have access to your school’s academic advisors and career professionals, who specialize in your area of study. Kayla Rinker will be meeting with students whose last names are A-L, and Leah Jansen will be meeting with students whose last names are M-Z.

 

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Last Name A-L
Kayla Rinker
Email: kmrinker@iu.edu
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Last Name M-Z
Leah Jansen
Email: lwissel@iu.edu