The management of health care delivery, including hospitals, public health departments and health care systems is an increasingly specialized role that demands a blend of health sciences knowledge with leadership and entrepreneurial skills. UMR’s BSHS degree is the right foundation for a career as a leader in managing the delivery of medical services. Leading and managing health care systems, students who pursue this extremely high-demand Career Pathway immerse in leadership experiences and industry training in their senior year with the option to enter the workforce and secure employer support for completion of advanced study.These UMR graduates seek to make a difference through industry leadership, entrepreneurship and health care management. This leadership Career Pathway can be pursued in conjunction with other Career Pathways.
Students who follow this Career Pathway might become: • health care administration
• health information systems management and support
• medical device sales
• pharmaceutical sales
Nicole Folken, '13
Hometown: Rochester, MN "My Capstone experiences gave me confidence in how to interact with professional individuals regardless of title or position. It also taught me how to be efficient and detail-oriented without cutting corners." Learn more about Nicole's experience.
Holly Goelz, '16
Hometown: Maple Lake, MN "My Capstone focused on biomechanics of musculoskeletal injuries. I did a semester away in Colorado to work near the Olympic Training Center and was taught by some of the professors that worked with Olympic athletes." Learn more about Holly's experience.
Trenton Kanitz, '19
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN "The main lesson I learned from these experiences is that someone like me who will not have direct patient contact can still make a positive difference in the patient experience." Learn more about Trenton's experience.
Priya Posani ‘16
Hometown: Maple Grove, MN "Through my Capstone, I was able to understand that I was intrigued by the management side of health care, that I loved building programs and thinking critically about community health, and that I wanted to support underprivileged populations. " Learn more about Priya's experience.
Gaolunha Nicole Vang, ‘14
Hometown: Oakdale, MN "The final component [of my Capstone experience] involved spending 15 weeks in Washington, D.C. as a White House intern. This was my favorite part of my Capstone experience. I worked with some of the nation’s most important people on issues that were and still are affecting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." Learn more about Gaolunha's experience.
Bre Veerkamp, ‘14
Hometown: St. Charles, MN "My Capstone experience was directly correlated to and an important transition piece for me as a student going from college into the working world." Learn more about Bre's experience.
Read more about UMR's featured Pathways students.
Students pursuing The Business and Leadership of Health Care Pathway have engaged in meaningful experiences such as these listed below.
Internships and volunteer opportunities allow you to gain valuable experience in a professional field. These opportunities help students develop marketable skills and competencies through hands-on experience, build a network of contacts and gain insight into a professional field. These experiences assist students in finding a career that aligns with personal and professional goals and passions.
- Collider Coworking
- United Health Group Summer Internship
You will have various opportunities for employment during your undergraduate studies. The organizations listed below are good places to explore employment opportunities.
- Health Unit Coordinator at Mayo
- Preventice Solutions, Client/Sales Support person
- Destination Medical Center, support staff