Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Policy (BSHMP)

Reform healthcare from the inside out

Study the complex economic and political factors affecting an issue that is critical to all of us—our health. You’ll be taught by nationally known faculty as well as practitioners who understand the issues firsthand. Learn healthcare law from practicing attorneys, long-term care from the administrator of a 300-bed facility, and strategic planning from a hospital CEO. You’ll also have opportunties to explore global approaches to healthcare management by studying abroad in Berlin, London, or Augsburg. You’ll graduate with the leadership skills necessary to ensure people have access to the health services they need—and the analytical skills to reform healthcare from the inside out.

With this major, our grads have landed jobs as:

  • Healthcare Consultant, Cerner Corporation
  • Business Analyst, Claro Healthcare
  • Healthcare Business Analyst, Crowe LLP
  • Administer in Training (AIT), Miller’s Health Systems
  • Pharmacy and Sales Representative, Eli Lilly
  • Project Management Coordinator, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Operations Director, Governor of Indiana
  • Product Market Research, Cook Medical

Alumni success stories

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Alyssa Randazzo, BSHMP’17

TALENT ACQUISITION ASSOCIATE, ESKENAZI HEALTH, INDIANAPOLIS

“I started at IU with an interest in nursing, but quickly transitioned to studying the business side of healthcare and human resource management.”

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John Meier, BSHMP’16

BUSINESS CONSULTING MANAGER, EPAM SYSTEMS, CHICAGO

“I love the work I do because we’re genuinely dedicated to finding solutions that allow people to live healthier and longer lives.”

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Caitlin Vendely, BSHMP’19

MARKETING + COMMUNITY OUTREACH ASSOCIATE, IU HEALTH, INDIANAPOLIS

“I directly contribute to measurable health improvements in my community by implementing programs that address access to healthcare services, behavioral health, and healthcare for senior citizens.”

Expert faculty

“This degree combines two unique fields: business management and medicine. Many students choose to major in healthcare management and policy because they want to do a ‘human good’ as opposed to working for a consumer goods business.”

—Mark Norrell, Senior Lecturer