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. Part-time students must complete the program within six years. Part-time MSHCM students have the option of taking courses onsite, online, or a combination of both.
Students enrolled in the online MSHCM program will be required to take one course with residency, which includes a two day onsite component, to complete their degree. The onsite residency is held at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus in Baltimore, MD.
The curriculum for the MSHCM program includes the following courses. Course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary and not all electives are available online. Students must consult with an academic advisor to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence. All courses are 2 credits.
|BU.210.620||Accounting and Financial Reporting||2|
|BU.120.601||Business Communication 1||2|
|BU.131.601||Business Leadership and Human Values||2|
|BU.220.620||Economics for Decision Making||2|
|BU.881.702||Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets||2|
|BU.883.705||Health Care Financing and Financial Management||2|
|BU.881.703||Health Care Law and Regulation||2|
|Select six of the following:||12|
|Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care 2|
|Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care|
|Data Analytics 2|
|Discovery to Market I|
and Discovery to Market II 2,3
|Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies 2|
|Fundamentals of Health Care Operations 2|
|Fundamentals of Health Care Systems 2|
|Health Care Organization and Management 2|
|Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum I|
and Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum II 2,3
|Health Innovation and Evaluation 2|
|Health Marketing and Access|
|Medical Devices and Diagnostics 2|
|Negotiation in Health Care Settings 2|
|Pharmaceutical Strategy 2|
|Providers and Payers 2|
|Research and Policy Seminars in Health|
|The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future 2|
|The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement 2|
Designates course that students enrolled in the online MSHCM program are required to take as the course with residency to complete their degree.
Designates elective courses that are offered online
These courses must be taken in sequence. You must speak with your advisor before registering.