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Healthcare Management

Master of Science in Healthcare Management

This degree helps current or prospective physicians, healthcare administrators or executives develop management skills that are highly valued in the healthcare industry.


In as little as 12 months, the Master of Healthcare Management (MHM) program prepares students for the dynamic healthcare industry through flexible 100 percent online classes. The program is uniquely positioned to help you develop the management skills suited for the healthcare industry through a diverse core healthcare curriculum, an experiential healthcare consulting experience and a wide network of healthcare alumni through the Eller College.

The MHM provides an opportunity to concentrate in one of three different areas:

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Healthcare Innovation
  • Healthcare Informatics 

You can also customize your own concentration to create a learning experience that matches your desired career path.

The MHM offers a wide variety of immersive, project-based experiences that enhance depth of knowledge and practical understanding. Our goal is to provide you with the business-based coursework necessary to develop skills for an ever-changing industry, and to give hands-on healthcare experiences that reinforce what's taught in the classroom. The intended audience for this program includes current or prospective physicians, healthcare administrators, and executives who will study the foundation of business (accounting, economics, finance, marketing) and the foundation of healthcare (information technology, management) with concentrations in innovation, leadership and informatics. These individuals will be seeking high-level management/executive roles in healthcare.

No GMAT, GRE required. 

Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Master of Science in Healthcare Management
College: Eller College of Management

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $1,000
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

ECON 556: Healthcare Economics - Healthcare expenditures now account for more than 1/6 of Gross Domestic Product in the United States. This class will explore the sources of funding for those expenditures, and the rapidly changing trends therein.

MIS 506: Healthcare Information Systems - This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of healthcare information systems.. Topics include: (1 ) introduction to the health IT discipline; (2 ) major applications and commercial vendors; (3 ) decision support methods and technologies; (4 ) information systems design and engineering; and (5 ) new opportunities and emerging trends. A semester-long group project will provide students hands-on experience in planning and building healthcare information systems; associated ethical and legal concerns, software engineering and human-computer interaction issues, and user acceptance and outcomes evaluation methods will also be discussed. Graduate-level requirements include leading a class discussion on a course related topic.

MGMT 538: Healthcare Organizations and Management - This course focuses on the management and organization of health care delivery, particularly in the United States. The course examines the salient features of the health care context, the unique challenges these features produce for managers in that industry, and solutions that organizations have used to address those challenges. Micro to macro challenges and solutions are explored, with a particular emphasis on the ways that leadership, human resources, culture, operations, organization design, and strategy influence the quality, safety, and costs of care and the patient experience. Graduate-level requirements include a written single, 8-12 page paper (text only, not counting references, tables, charts, etc.)

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