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MA in Healthcare Management

MA in Healthcare Management

Class Type:
Online
Cost:
$660 per credit hour
Next Start Date:
*Rolling Admissions
Program Options:
Master of Arts
37
Credit Hours
2
Years (Avg.)

You have a passion for healthcare, systems, and people. With a degree in Healthcare Management from EMU, you can develop your skills to be prepared to enter a career where you can make a difference. Our Master’s in Healthcare Management program uniquely challenges students to take courses broadly from several disciplines. This program targets early career healthcare administrators who are currently working in a related field.  While work experience in a healthcare field is preferred, it is not required.  This program is typically completed in two years with start dates in both the fall and spring.  If students are seeking executive healthcare positions, they should pursue the MBA.

Are you also interested in earning an MBA? We additionally offer a dual MBA/Healthcare Management degree.

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Distinctives of our Healthcare Management Degree

  • an online program with small class size, taught by expert faculty
  • a terminal Master of Arts degree (37 semester hours) or one-year certificate (15 semester hours)
  • unique course requirements include a practical course in conflict transformation skills
  • two options for summer cross-cultural programs to develop your intercultural competence skills 
  • capstone projects are developed and implemented with faculty mentorship
  • integration of your healthcare management knowledge and skills through implementation of a meaningful on-site project

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MA in Healthcare Management

Our Master of Arts in Healthcare Management challenges students to grow their leadership skills, including skills for conflict transformation and cross-cultural competence. Students will take courses in the MBA and MSN Leadership & Management programs. This program provides students with the relevant business skills for effective decision making and ethical leadership to improve the quality of healthcare in hospitals, insurance and managed care companies, pharmaceuticals, public health organizations, biotech firms, and a variety of healthcare settings.

For course descriptions visit our Graduate Catalog

Fall 1
OLS 515 Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 SH)
NURS 516 Application of Legal and Ethical Principles to Healthcare (3 SH)
Spring 1
OLS 530 Organizational Behavior or NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
NURS 515 The Healthcare Delivery System (3 SH)
Summer 1
An HRM course (TBD) or NURS 626 Managing in a Complex Healthcare Environment (3 SH)
BMX 603 Cross-Cultural Health Care or MOL 680 Appalachian Cross-Cultural Experience (3 SH)
Fall 2
NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation (3 SH)
NURS 702 Health Information Technology (3 SH)
Spring 2
NURS 620 Safety, Risk Reduction, and Quality Care (4 SH)
OLS 540 Managerial Financial and Accounting I (3 SH)
Summer 2
NURS 512 Knowledge Development: Epidemiology and Informatics (3 SH)
HCM 630 Healthcare Management Capstone Course (3 SH)

Healthcare Management Certificate

The certificate in Healthcare Management is a one-year, 15-hour certificate that includes the following courses from the Healthcare Management curriculum. The certificate includes far more choice and flexibility than the degree program.

Fall
OLS 515 Introduction to Leadership Studies - 3 SH
NURS 516 Application of Legal and Ethical Principles to Healthcare or NURS 503 Practice Skills for Conflict Transformation - 3 SH
Spring
OLS 530 Organizational Behavior or NURS 628 Systems Approach to Organizational Behavior - 3 SH
NURS 515 The Healthcare Delivery System - 3 SH
Summer
MBA 555 Human Resource Management (or other HR course) or NURS 626 Managing in a Complex Healthcare Environment or NURS 512 Knowledge Development: Epidemiology and Informatics - 3 SH
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