Minor Area of Specialization in Health Sector Management and Policy (People & Society)

The purpose of the minor in Health Sector Management and Policy is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the organizational, management, economic, and financial structure, as well as the legal, ethical, and governmental policy of the health care industry. Appropriate candidates for this minor will include students interested in: exploring the health care sector; working in the legal, management, or policy making aspects of the health care sector; or those wanting to have an augmentation to their health sciences, nursing, pre-med, pre-law or pre-MBA/MPA studies.

Students in the School of Business Administration, as well as students in the other schools and colleges of the University of Miami, may pursue the minor in Health Sector Management and Policy by officially declaring the minor at their home school or college and completing the coursework specified below. Interested non-business students, before declaring the minor, should consult with an academic advisor in the School or College of their degree/major to determine if the minor in Health Sector Management and Policy is acceptable.  If so, neither advice nor consent from either the Office of Undergraduate Business Education or the Department of Health Sector Management and Policy is necessary.  

The 12 credit hour minor in Health Sector Management and Policy consists of four courses--- three required and one minor choice course as indicated below (all courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure):

Foundational Course
HSM 270Introduction to Health Sector Management and Policy 13
or MGT 270 Introduction To Health Sector Organization And Management
Required Courses
BSL 460Health Care Law and Ethics (pre-requisite BSL 212) 3
HSM 320Health Care Demand and Supply (pre-requisite HSM 270 or MGT 270) 23
or HSM 350 Production and Consumption of Health and Health Care
Choice Course for the Minor
Select one course (3 credit hours) from the following:3
POPULATION HEALTH (pre-requisite HSM 270 or MGT 270)
Globalization and Health
International Development and Human Welfare
Global Health Policy and Ethics
Disasters, Terrorism and Global Public Health
Health Care Marketing
Applied Health Policy
Total Credit Hours12

HSM 270/MGT 270, foundational for the Health Sector Management and Policy minor, is a pre-requiste for all other HSM courses.


 All Business students who choose to minor in HSMP should take HSM 350 instead of HSM 320,  The pre-requisites for HSM 350 are HSM 270/MGT 270, ECO 211, and ECO 212


Note:  All specific coursework for the minor in Health Sector Management and Policy must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.  No one course may count toward more than one major or minor area of specialization.