MS in Health Care Management

  • Spencer Twigg
    “The biggest value I see with Carey is that they are able to harvest a lot of the resources Johns Hopkins has to offer.” Spencer Twigg | Alumnus | MS in Health Care Management
MS in Health Care Management

Tap into the tremendous resources of America's oldest research university. And get a hands-on understanding of the analytical, economic, political, and technological perspectives of a fast-changing and complex health care landscape.

Details

Length:

36 credits, 1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)

Tuition:

$66,500 (full-time) / $1,330 per credit (part-time)

Fees:

$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee (Full-Time)

$250 Matriculation Fee (Part-Time)

Online Full-Time Part-Time

Inside Look Into MS in Health Care Management

Program Features

The MS in Health Care Management will prepare you to:

  • Apply the most relevant business skills to assess and act on opportunities to innovate and improve productivity in the health care environment.
  • Learn data driven, analytical approaches for measuring the quality and access to the health care ecosystem.
  • Deepen knowledge of key players within the health care ecosystem with special emphasis on the strategic, political, cultural and ethical dimensions of the industry.
  • Put classroom skills and knowledge into practice with emphasis on interactive interdisciplinary learning from faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
  • Develop the knowledge, confidence, and judgment to anticipate the issues that will face this dynamic industry now—and decades from now.

Sample Curriculum: Full-Time

The 36-credit MS in Health Care Management full-time program option is ideal for those new to the industry or with less than two years’ experience. Designed to be completed in one year, the program is offered at the Carey Business School’s flagship Baltimore campus.

Frequently asked questions specific to the full-time format of the MS in Health Care Management are available here, in PDF form.

All students will fulfill the following course requirements:

  • BU.120.601 Business Communication (2 credits)
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values (2 credits)
  • 7 core courses (14 credits), including a seminar course
  • 7 depth courses (14 credits)
  • 1 action-based learning course (4 credits) to complete the program.
  • Students may choose up to 2 general business (non-health care) courses to replace an equivalent number of depth electives (or take them as overloads).

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.

 

Core Courses (14 credits)

  • Overview Bootcamp (non-credit online)
  • BU.881.701 Health Care Systems around the World
  • BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
  • BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation
  • BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
  • BU.881.705 Health Care Marketing and Access
  • BU.881.706 Health Care Innovation and Evaluation
  • BU.881.710/1 Research and Policy Seminars in Health Care I and II

Health Care Depth (14 credits)

  • BU.883.701 Health Care Operations
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Care Technologies and Strategies
  • BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • BU.883.704 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • BU.883.705 Health Care Financing and Financial Management
  • BU.883.706 High Reliability Health Care Organizations
  • BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement 

Action-Based Learning (4 credits—Choose one course set)

  • BU.890.711 Health Policy Design and Implementation I & BU.890.712 Health Policy Design and Implementation II
  • BU.890.713 Client Consulting Practicum I & BU.890.714 Client Consulting Practicum IIBU.890.715 Health Services Improvement Project I & BU.890.715 Health Services Improvement Project II
  • BU.890.717 Commercializing Biomedical Innovations I & BU.890.718 Commercializing Biomedical Innovations II

 

Business (non-Health Care) Electives (2 credits—Choose up to 2 to replace the depth courses)

Managerial Depth

  • BU.121.610 Negotiation
  • BU.151.790 Strategic Management
  • BU.420.710 Consumer Behavior
  • BU.152.710 Entrepreneurial Ventures

Analytical Depth

  • BU.430.720 Competitive Pricing Analysis
  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting 
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance 
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics

Students who complete this program between May 2017 and August 2017 are eligible to continue their studies in a complementary new area with Carey's Second Degree Option. More information is available on the Second Degree Option page

Sample Curriculum: Part-Time

The 36-credit MS in Health Care Management part-time program option is ideal for working professionals with at least two years of experience. With classes held on evenings and Saturdays at the Carey Business School’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C., campuses, the part-time format allows students to pursue a graduate degree without interrupting their career. Students may also complete part-time coursework online. Students applying for the online part-time program should review the technology requirements for online students.

The curriculum includes the following courses, but course sequence and availability of specific electives may vary. Students must consult with academic advisers to ensure that they take courses in the approved sequence.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found by using the JHU Student Information System Course Search.

 

Business Foundations (18 credits)

  • BU.120.601 Business Communication
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.220.620 Economics for Decision Making
  • BU.350.620 Information Systems
  • BU.410.620 Marketing Management
  • BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.680.620 Operations Management

Functional Core (6 credits)

  • BU.883.705 Health Care Financing and Financial Management OR BU.550.610 Health Care Financing
  • BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation OR BU.550.605 Legal Foundations of Health Care
  • BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets

Electives (12 credits)

  • BU.555.710 Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
  • BU.881.706 Health Innovation and Evaluation
  • BU.883.706 Leading High Reliability Health Organizations
  • BU.883.701 Health Care Operations
  • BU.881.705 Health Marketing and Access
  • BU.881.701 Health Systems Around the World
  • BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
  • BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • BU.883.704 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • BU.150.710/5 Discovery to Market I and II*
  • BU.890.715/6 Health Services Improvement I and II*
  • BU.881.710/1 Research and Policy Seminars in Health I and II*
  • BU.890.711/2 Health Policy Design and Implementation I and II*
  • BU.890.713/4 Client Consulting Practicum I and II*

*These courses must be taken in sequence. You must speak with your advisor before registering.

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2017-2018

  Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
Full-Time $66,500 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0
Part-Time $1,330 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0



All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt
     

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

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