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

The purpose of the minor in Health Management and Policy is to provide the Miami Herbert Business School 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, MHA, MPA, MPH studies.

Curriculum Requirements

The 12-credit-hour minor in Health Management and Policy for Business Students consists of four courses--- two required and two minor choice courses---as indicated below (all courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure).

Foundational Course
HMP 270Introduction to Health Management and Policy 13
or MGT 270 Introduction to Health Sector Organization and Management
Required Course
HMP 320Health Care Demand and Supply 23
or HMP 350 Production and Consumption of Health and Health Care
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select two courses (6 credit hours) from the following:6
Health Care Law and Ethics 3
Population Health (pre-requisite HMP 270 or MGT 270)
Applied Health Policy for Business
Applied Health Policy
Special Topics in Health Management and Policy
Special Topics in Health Management and Policy
Health Care Marketing 3
U.S. Health Care Crisis: Politics and Policies
Total Credit Hours12

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


The pre-requisites for HMP 350 are HMP 270/MGT 270ECO 211, and ECO 212.   No student should take both ECO 386 and HMP 320 or HMP 350.


BSL 460 and  MKT 388  are intended for Business students who have declared the HMP minor and have the BSL 212 and MKT 201 or MKT 301 pre-requisites.


Note:  All specific coursework for the minor in Health 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.