The University of Baltimore offers the B.S. in Health Systems Management at the Universities at Shady Grove in a convenient, weekend format.
This Association of University Programs in Health Administration-certified program is designed to prepare you for a professional career in health systems management. If you have a degree in an allied health field—nursing, radiology, physical therapy assisting and others, this program is designed to assist you in transitioning into a management position.
You'll gain an awareness of the interplay of social, political, economic, technological, cultural and environmental factors of health services management and administration.
The curriculum includes courses in accounting, health-care management, epidemiology, health-care law, risk management, health policy and a variety of upper-level health management courses.
Why study health systems management?
Montgomery County and the D.C. metropolitan area are dealing with health-care issues such as expanding access to affordable health care, reducing the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, providing coverage for low-income or uninsured children and eliminating health disparities among minority residents.
To deal with these issues, health-care institutions will have to have a highly educated workforce that can manage change in a turbulent environment. This program will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out administrative functions within the diverse health-care organizations found in the area.
What is the weekend format?
You'll have the opportunity to complete the program in a combination of weekend courses and online courses. Classes are held Saturdays in 10-week sessions. You are encouraged to take two classes a semester in this format, so that you have the opportunity to take additional upper-level general-education courses, electives or program requirements online during the regular school semester.
Admission Standards and Deadlines
View our admission requirements and deadlines.
Registered nurses (RNs) and radiologic technologists (RTs) who are licensed in Maryland are awarded 60 transfer credits.
Various articulation agreements between UB and area community colleges are designed to promote smooth transitions and credit transfer to the University. Learn more about UB's articulation agreements.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Students enrolled in this program are charged the same tuition as those attending the University of Baltimore, but may have differing fees based on home campus. Financial aid is available to students and is administered through UB. A limited number of scholarships is available.
For more information, please visit the UB Office of Financial Aid Web pages.
UB Support Services
As a UB student, you are entitled to the same benefits as students studying on the home campus. This includes library services, disability support services, tutoring, career advising, student activities and clubs and more. Services are available through the Universities at Shady Grove or UB.
For more information, please contact the program director or the academic program coordinator.