UMass Dartmouth’s Charlton College of Business ranks 26th nationally for its Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) program according to a recent ranking from Master’s Programs Guide. The online guide highlighted the new degree program based on its reputation, flexibility, affordability, and return on investment. Beginning in fall 2016, the master’s program will begin to be offered online.
UMass Dartmouth’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management was approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education in October 2014 to support a growing field as health care institutions strive to be more innovative and efficient in their delivery of services in a fast-changing marketplace and highly regulated environment. The program provides students with the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. Throughout the program, students will enhance their managerial skills, which can be applied immediately in the workplace. Graduates are well prepared to lead their organizations, and advance their careers.
Now is an exciting and challenging time to work in the healthcare industry according to the Master’s Programs Guide. With an aging population, changing demographics, emerging technologies, and regulatory changes, the need for savvy healthcare managers and administrators has never been greater. Effective leaders can assess organizational problems and needs, analyze critical data, collaborate with others, formulate solutions, impact policy, and improve the delivery and stability of the healthcare system.