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.
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.
Students enrolled in the online MSHCM program are required to take the Business Communication course. Asynchronous online sections of this course have a mandatory two-day residency component, requiring real-time, synchronous participation. Onsite residencies are 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 every term nor in every format. All courses are 2 credits.
|BU.120.601||Business Communication 1||2|
|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.883.705||Health Care Financing and Financial Management||2|
|BU.881.703||Health Care Law and Regulation||2|
|Select seven of the following:||14|
|Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care|
|Discovery to Market I|
and Discovery to Market II 2
|Health Information Technology|
|Fundamentals of Health Care Systems|
|Health Care Organization and Management|
|Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum I|
and Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum II 2
|Health Innovation and Evaluation|
|Health Marketing and Access|
|Managing Complex Projects|
|Medical Devices and Diagnostics|
|Negotiation in Health Care Settings|
|Providers and Payers|
|The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future|
|The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement|
Asynchronous online sections of this course have a mandatory two-day residency component, requiring real time, synchronous participation. Onsite residencies are held at the Carey Business School's Harbor East campus in Baltimore, MD.
These courses must be taken in sequence.