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The business of health care, taught by the best in the business.

The Master of Science in Health Care Management 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.

There is arguably no sector more critical to the growth of economies, quality of life, and even the future of humanity than that of health care. The MS in Health Care Management provides students with the most relevant business skills to be effective and efficient decision makers who will improve the quality and access to health care at appropriate cost.

The rigorous curriculum will equip you with the tools 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 drive, analytical approaches for measuring the quality and access to 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 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.

Learning from leaders within Johns Hopkins will help students build invaluable relationships with an influential network of students, faculty, and alumni, as well as tap into the tremendous resources of America’s oldest research university. 

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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 will be offered at the Carey Business School’s flagship Baltimore campus.

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. 

All students in the program will take the following required coursework components:

  • 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 
  • Heath Care Financing and Financial Management 
  • High Reliability Health Care Organizations 
  • Delivering Wellness to Communities 

Action-Based Learning 

(4 credits—Students 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—Students may 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 the MS in Health Care Management between May 2014 and August 2015 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 website.

The 36-credit MS in Health Care Management 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.

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

Students who complete the MS in Health Care Management between May 2014 and August 2015 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 website.

Full-Time

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$64,000 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0

 

Part-Time

Tuition (AY 2016-2017) Application Fee Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$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.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities.

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Apply to the program.

  1. Review our application dates. Select the application period that’s most convenient for you. Please note that you may not apply more than once per year.
  2. Organize all application materials. This includes official transcripts, resume, essay, letters of recommendation, any necessary test scores, and application fees.
  3. Submit your online application.
  4. View our frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 410-234-9220 or carey.admissions@jhu.edu