Master of Science in Healthcare Management

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHCM) is a 48 credit-hour-program that is offered online. The program includes 28 credit hours in the healthcare management core with 20 credit hours dedicated to a concentration or electives of the student’s choosing.

The degree program helps students prepare to manage and lead in a variety of health care organizations using principles of financial and human resource management, strategic planning, governance, and ethics. The program is designed to emphasize continued professional development and understanding of the current political, legal, and regulatory environment influencing the U.S. health care industry. Students work toward developing strategies to deliver quality healthcare using knowledge related to health care finance, marketing and economic indicators and identify evidence-based practices to assess and improve quality of care. Students are encouraged to utilize their knowledge of health care management and leadership principles to positively influence the delivery of quality health care.

Master of Science in Healthcare Management Program Outcomes

• Utilize healthcare management principles to effectively manage a healthcare organization
• Influence change at a variety of levels for healthcare quality
• Differentiate healthcare delivery within a variety of healthcare populations/environments
• Apply health care management and leadership principles with ethical decision-making to influence delivery of quality care
• Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary for management and leadership positions in health care
• Assess the economic, political and regulatory forces that impact the U.S. health care system to effectively manage and lead health care organizations
• Utilize knowledge related to health care finance, economic, and marketing indicators to develop strategies for delivery of quality health care
• Apply analytic, critical, and problem-solving skills to real-world situations for effective health care operations
• Integrate professionalism and ethical decision-making with management and leadership skills in health care operations

Degree Requirements

Courses- Concentration

HCM670Management of Human Resources in Healthcare

4

HCM672Quality Improvement in Healthcare

4

HCM673Healthcare Marketing Strategies

4

HCM675Healthcare Economics

4

HCM679Healthcare Management Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:20

Courses- Core

HCM612Managing the Healthcare Organization

4

HCM632Systems in Healthcare

4

HCM671Healthcare Statistics

4

HCM674Health Policy in the United States

4

HCM676Healthcare Finance

4

HCM677Information Systems for Healthcare

4

HCM678Healthcare Law and Ethics

4

Total Credit Hours:28

Total Credit Hours: 48

Locations

  • Virtual Campus