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.



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


$64,000 (full-time) / $1,290 per credit (part-time)


$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee (Full-Time)

$250 Matriculation Fee (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.

All students will fulfill the following course requirements:

  • Business Communications (2 credits)
  • 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).


Core Courses (14 credits)

  • Overview Bootcamp (non-credit online)
  • Health Care Systems around the World
  • Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
  • Health Care Law and Regulation
  • Providers and Payers
  • Health Care Marketing and Access
  • Health Care Innovation and Evaluation
  • Research and Policy Seminars in Health Care

Health Care Depth (14 credits)

  • Health Care Operations and Quality Improvement
  • Emerging Frontiers in Health Care Technology and Strategy
  • Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Care Financing and Financial Management
  • High Reliability Health Care Organizations
  • Delivering Wellness to Communities

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

  • Health Policy Design and Implementation
  • Client Consulting Practicum
  • Health Services Improvement Project
  • Commercializing Biomedical Innovations


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

Managerial Depth

  • Negotiation
  • Creative Leadership
  • Strategic Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures

Analytical Depth

  • Competitive Pricing Analysis
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting 
  • Corporate Finance 
  • Decision Models
  • 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. 

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.

Business Foundations (18 credits)

  • Business Communication
  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Decision Models
  • Operations Management

Functional Core (6 credits)

  • Innovations in Health Care Delivery
  • Legal Foundations of Health Care
  • Health Care Financing

Health Care Electives (12 credits—Students select from 7 electives)

  • Leading Health Care Organizations
  • Evaluating Health Care Innovations
  • Emerging Frontiers in Health Care:
  • Strategy and Technology
  • Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care
  • Data Analytics
  • Discovery to Market I and II (4 credits)
  • Managing Health Care Services
  • The Wire: Business Solutions to Urban Economic,
  • Social, and Public Health Issues
  • Improving Processes in Health Care

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2016-2017

  Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
Full-Time $64,000 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0
Part-Time $1,290 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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