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HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Why Choose Healthcare Management?

Why Elmira College's healthcare management program? Those seeking to make a difference in healthcare now have a place to learn that offers small class sizes and individual attention. Elmira College's new healthcare management program will prepare students to step into a fast-growing field in need of talent and creativity.  It leverages the college's general management courses, known for their experience-based learning, and adds to the college's growing expertise in health sciences. Students will be able to take advantage of the college's synergies and affiliations to regional schools such as Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and other regional providers.

What Healthcare Management Will Teach You!

In Elmira College's new Healthcare Management program you will learn the skills needed to face the world's complicated challenges and join a workforce in need of new talent and creativity. The college's management courses serve as a foundation while additional courses will provide specific instruction in healthcare regulations and policies, ethics and the impact of technology on the field.

Where Healthcare Management Can Take You!

What can you do with a healthcare management degree? You will be ready to tackle tough problems that affect the health and wellbeing of many people, and truly make a difference. Typical roles include Healthcare Department Manager, Healthcare Finance Manager, Quality and Improvement Manager, Healthcare Administrator, and Physician Practice Manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these roles are expected to grow by 32 percent between 2019 and 2029, significantly faster than the average. And, as of May 2019, the average salary for healthcare managers was $115,160 per year. Salaries will vary according to state and experience level.

Why Choose Healthcare Management?

Why Elmira College's healthcare management program? Those seeking to make a difference in healthcare now have a place to learn that offers small class sizes and individual attention. Elmira College's new healthcare management program will prepare students to step into a fast-growing field in need of talent and creativity.  It leverages the college's general management courses, known for their experience-based learning, and adds to the college's growing expertise in health sciences. Students will be able to take advantage of the college's synergies and affiliations to regional schools such as Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and other regional providers.

What Healthcare Management Will Teach You!

In Elmira College's new Healthcare Management program you will learn the skills needed to face the world's complicated challenges and join a workforce in need of new talent and creativity. The college's management courses serve as a foundation while additional courses will provide specific instruction in healthcare regulations and policies, ethics and the impact of technology on the field.

Where Healthcare Management Can Take You!

What can you do with a healthcare management degree? You will be ready to tackle tough problems that affect the health and wellbeing of many people, and truly make a difference. Typical roles include Healthcare Department Manager, Healthcare Finance Manager, Quality and Improvement Manager, Healthcare Administrator, and Physician Practice Manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these roles are expected to grow by 32 percent between 2019 and 2029, significantly faster than the average. And, as of May 2019, the average salary for healthcare managers was $115,160 per year. Salaries will vary according to state and experience level.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:

  • Prof. Gennaro Rendino, B.S., M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Business Administration | grendino@elmira.edu
  • Dr. Alison M. Wolfe, B.S., M.B.A, M.S., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing; Division Chair | awolfe@elmira.edu

Full-time Faculty:


Part-time Faculty:

  • Karen D. Krusen, B.S, M.S, Adjunct Professor in Business Administration
  • Marichiel Lewis, B.A., J.D., Adjunct Professor in Business Administration

Are you looking for study abroad opportunities? Healthcare management students at Elmira College have regular opportunities for study abroad through the College's unique Term III. Recent courses include Globalization and Change in Southeast Asia, Natural and Social History of Eastern Australia, and a business and cultural tour of the UK and Ireland.

Honor Societies:

  • Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration - Sigma Beta Delta membership provides recognition for a lifetime. Because the Society is recognized for honoring scholastic excellence in business, it is appropriate to include Sigma Beta Delta membership on one's resume. Employers throughout the country will recognize your academic achievements.
    • Requirements: GPA, 3.6, leadership activities, and 60+ credits completed at Elmira College
    • Opportunities include: Lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievements, fellowship award opportunities, internships, networking opportunities, lifetime contact with Sigma Beta Delta Aspirations Newsletter

Clubs:

  • EC2 - Elmira College is excited to spearhead its own entrepreneurial community development team, entitled EC2 Development (Elmira College Entrepreneurial Community Development). As members of EC2 Development, students have the opportunity to complete their community service requirements, while networking with fellow students and faculty and developing leadership, team-building, and entrepreneurial skills and experience. Upcoming project partners include the Economic Opportunity Program and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, with more to be announced in the future.
  • Pre-health Club - Educates and provides information to those individuals interested in a career in health care.

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • The Provost Prize in Health Care Management - Recipients of the Provost's Prizes in the Academic Disciplines are outstanding students in the classroom in terms of their writing, presentation, and critical thinking skills. Such students take on new experiences in research, in learning new skills and techniques, and have frequently presented or published academic manuscripts. These students are members of national academic honor societies, and the faculty at Elmira College anticipates great accomplishments from them in their chosen fields. The Provost Prize is presented to a senior in the Spring Term.

Career Opportunities:

With this degree, you can tackle tough problems that affect the health and wellbeing of many people. You truly can make a difference. Typical roles include Healthcare Department Manager, Healthcare Finance Manager, Quality and Improvement Manager, Healthcare Administrator, and Physician Practice Manager. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These roles are expected to grow by 32 percent between 2019 and 2029. And, as of May 2019, the average salary for healthcare managers was $115,160 per year. Salaries will vary according to state and experience level.

Felissa Koernig '04

Felissa Koernig, JD, MBA, FACHE ‘04

President/Chief Operating Officer – Guthrie Corning Hospital
Business Administration

If we have learned anything during 2020, it is the importance of being resilient, flexible and compassionate in the healthcare industry. Elmira College provided me with a strong foundation rooted in academic excellence and meaningful relationships to lead my hospital through the most unprecedented event to impact our industry in over a century. The healthcare management curriculum and Elmira College values position students to understand the intricacies of this specialized industry and produces a student able to empathetically meet the challenges of an ever changing healthcare environment.