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Healthcare Management MS

Healthcare Management (MS)

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) provides you with the knowledge and tools to help improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery and become an agent for positive change. Learn how to save time and money, improve quality of care, redesign organizational processes and reduce implementation errors.

Throughout the program, you’ll enhance your managerial skills, which can be applied immediately in the workplace. You’ll learn how to formulate and implement administrative policies and plans that support organizational goals. Graduates are well prepared to lead their organizations and advance their careers.

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Program requirements

The curriculum develops the operational and behavioral skills necessary for transforming the healthcare workplace into an efficient, effective, error-free, and empowered organization. The MSHM curriculum consists of a total of 30 credit hours:

  • 8 required courses
  • 2 elective courses or a Master’s Project or Master’s Thesis

Core courses focus on two areas:

  • management of costs, quality, and error reduction
  • development of leadership, motivation and collaborative skills

Required courses

ACT 671 Strategic Cost Management or NUR 508 Healthcare Economics and Managing Healthcare Finances
MGT 671 Management of Organizational Change or MGT 650 Advanced Organizational Behavior
NUR 515 Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Healthcare Organizations or MGT 677 Leading, Motivating, and Empowering Others
POM 679 Management of Health Care Operations or NUR 520 U.S. Healthcare Delivery System
MIS 650 Information Technology Management
MIS 675 Advanced Project Management
POM 684 Lean Health Care Operations
ACT 650 Accounting for Decision Making

Elective Courses

Students may choose two elective courses from the following or alternatively, write a Master’s Project of Master’s Thesis on a healthcare management topic of their choosing.

FIN 650 Finance for Decision Making
MGT 659 Strategic Management
MIS 671 Managing Systems
POM 651 Advanced Operations Analysis
POM 697 Business Analytics and Data Mining
POM 698 Master’s Project
POM 699 Master’s Thesis

  • Complete the 30-credit hour curriculum on a full-time or part-time basis
  • Maximal flexibility with online, blended, and face-to-face delivery formats
  • Focuses on business disciplines most relevant to technical and behavioral change management skills
  • Provides high value and high quality
  • Taught by leading scholars supplemented by a cadre of seasoned practitioners
  • Networking and dialogue opportunities with other working professionals and faculty

Study Online

We offer you the option to earn your degree online.

Online program

Changes to Graduate Studies admission requirements

In response to the COVID‐19 pandemic, admission requirements for graduate degree and certificate programs may have changed.
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Candidates must submit the required application materials and application fee to the Graduate School. Applications are reviewed and judged on the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate degree: Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended
  • Official GMAT (or equivalent) test score or GMAT can be waived
  • 1 letter of recommendation: preferably from a faculty member or an employer
  • A personal statement (minimum 300 words) explaining the applicant's career goals and motivation for the degree
  • Current resume
  • Candidates whose Bachelor’s degree was not earned in an approved English language country must submit either the TOEFL exam (minimum score of 80 IBT) or IELTS exam (minimum band score of 6.5)

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