The Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM) program prepares students to assess and act on opportunities to innovate and improve productivity in the health care sector. The program is unique in its breadth, in recognition of the fact that the health care sector is large and diverse, comprising a variety of actors in multiple industries including the following:
- Providers: clinics, hospitals, health care services companies;
- Payers: public and private insurance, social insurance;
- Innovators: pharmaceutical manufacturers, device makers, software and hardware makers;
- Institutions: regulators, civil service, civil society, advocacy groups, foundations, and funders.
This is the only business school degree program in the world that can harness the resources, reputation, and experience of Johns Hopkins University and its top-ranked schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
The MS in Health Care Management program provides students with the most relevant business skills to be effective and efficient leaders who will improve the quality and access to health care at appropriate cost in light of the regulatory, cultural, and ethical context of the relevant health care ecosystem.
The rigorous curriculum of the MS in Health Care Management program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School enables students to:
- Apply the most relevant business skills and principles, and make informed decisions based on this knowledge;
- Gain an in-depth understanding of complex health care issues in order to lead and change enterprises;
- Develop the knowledge, confidence, and judgment to anticipate needed changes in a dynamic industry.
The program requires 36 credits. Full-time MS students must complete the program in 3 semesters: fall, spring, and summer. Course waivers are not granted in this program.
The curriculum for the MS in HCM program includes the following courses. Course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Students must consult with an academic advisor to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence. All courses are 2 credits.
|BU.881.700||Health Care Overview Bootcamp (non-credit, online)||0|
|BU.131.601||Business Leadership and Human Values||2|
|BU.881.707||Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care||2|
|BU.881.702||Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets||2|
|BU.883.701||Fundamentals of Health Care Operations||2|
|BU.881.703||Health Care Law and Regulation||2|
|BU.883.706||Health Care Organization and Management||2|
|BU.881.706||Health Innovation and Evaluation||2|
|BU.881.705||Health Marketing and Access||2|
|BU.881.704||Providers and Payers||2|
|BU.550.620||The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future||2|
|Health Care Depth Electives|
|Select five of the following:||10|
|Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care|
|Discovery to Market I|
and Discovery to Market II
|Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies|
|Fundamentals of Health Care Systems|
|Health Care Financing and Financial Management|
|Medical Devices and Diagnostics|
|Negotiation in Health Care Settings|
|Research and Policy Seminars in Health|
|The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement|
|Students will complete one of the following course sets:||4|
|Commercializing Biomedical Innovations I|
and Commercializing Biomedical Innovations II
|Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum I|
and Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum II
|Health Policy Design and Implementation I|
and Health Policy Design and Implementation II
|Health Services Improvement I|
and Health Services Improvement II
In addition to the elective courses listed above, MSHCM students can select up to 2 non-health care courses (maximum 4 credits) as part of the 10 elective credits. These courses must be approved by the Academic Program Director and Academic Advisor. Students should contact their advisor for more information.