MS in Health Care Management

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    “"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

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:

$68,900 (full-time) / $1,370 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.


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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.881.700 Health Care Overview Bootcamp (non-credit online)
  • BU.120.601 Business Communication (2 credits)
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values (2 credits)
  • 10 core courses (20 credits)
  • Four elective courses (8 credits): A minimum of two elective courses much be Health Care Depth courses. A maximum of two elective courses may be Non-Health Care Depth courses. Additional elective courses may be taken as overloads.
  • One action-based learning course (4 credits).

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

 

Core Courses (20 credits)

  • BU.881.707 Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care
  • BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
  • BU.881.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Systems
  • BU.881.706 Health Care Innovation and Evaluation
  • BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation
  • BU.881.705 Health Care Marketing and Access
  • BU.883.701 Health Care Operations
  • BU.883.706 High Reliability Health Care Organizations
  • BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
  • BU.550.620 The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future

Health Care Depth Electives (Students choose a minimum of 4 credits)

  • BU.555.710 Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care
  • BU.883.704 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Care Technology and Strategy
  • BU.883.705 Heath Care Financing and Financial Management
  • BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • BU.883.708 Negotiation in Health Care Settings
  • BU.881.710 Research and Policy Seminars in Health Care
  • BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement

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

  • BU.890.713/4 Client Consulting Practicum I and II
  • BU.890.717/8 Commercializing Biomedical Innovations I and II
  • BU.890.711/2 Health Policy Design and Implementation I and II
  • BU.890.715/6 Health Services Improvement I and II 

 

Non-Health Care Electives (Students choose a maximum of 4 credits)

  • BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
  • BU.430.720 Competitive Pricing Analysis
  • BU.420.710 Consumer Behavior
  • BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.520.601 Decision Models
  • BU.300.620 Managing Complex Projects
  • BU.142.730 Strategic Human Capital

Students who complete this program between May 2018 and August 2018 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 technical 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.

Online courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities with a few recommended or required synchronous (real-time) activities. Not all electives or concentration courses are available in the online format. Online sections of Business Communication also require the attendance of a 3-day in-person residency at the Baltimore campus in order to complete the 8-week course. During each residency, students will engage in course instruction, participating in activities, and network with faculty, fellow students, alumni, and business leaders.

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

 

Business Foundations (18 credits)

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

*Designates course that students enrolled in the online MSHCM program are required to take as the residency course to complete their degree.

Functional Core (6 credits)

  • BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
  • BU.883.705 Health Care Financing and Financial Management
  • BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation 

Electives Courses (12 credits)

  • BU.555.710 Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care**
  • BU.883.704 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.150.710/5 Discovery to Market I and II**
  • BU.883.702 Emerging Frontiers in Health Technologies and Strategies
  • BU.881.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Systems
  • BU.883.701 Health Care Operations
  • BU.881.706 Health Innovation and Evaluation**
  • BU.881.705 Health Marketing and Access**
  • BU.883.706 Leading High Reliability Health Organizations**
  • BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • BU.883.708 Negotiation in Health Care Settings**
  • BU.881.704 Providers and Payers**
  • BU.881.710 Research and Policy Seminars in Health I**
  • BU.550.620 The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future**
  • BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement**

**Designates courses that are currently available on-site only

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2017-2018

  Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
Full-Time $68,900 (for entire 12-month program) $100 $500 $0 $0
Part-Time $1,370 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.

Life (and Career) After Graduation

Our Career Development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for success in the career search. 

Graduates of the MS in Health Care Management program have gone on to earn positions in consulting, finance, management, operations, and logistics across of a range of industries. Employers have included:

  • Baltimore City Health Department
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Highmark Health
  • Inova
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Taiping Life Insurance
  • Truven Health Analytics

The most recent MS in Health Care Management career data is available here

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