Provides students with the most relevant business skills to be effective and efficient leaders who will improve the quality and access to health care.
Lead in health
Teaches an in-depth understanding of complex health care issues so students graduate with the ability to lead and change enterprises in dynamic industries.
Offers project-based experiential learning courses that give students the chance to develop collaborative partnerships with businesses and nonprofits, meet health policy leaders, or work within the Johns Hopkins medical system.
Harnesses the resources, reputation, and experience of Johns Hopkins University and its top-ranked schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
Learn about your class profile*
- 626 average GMAT score
- 3.34 average undergraduate GPA
- 48 percent female / 52 percent male
- 1.55 average years of full-time work experience
- 30 percent of students from U.S.
*Fall 2019 incoming class
As a student in the Master of Science in Health Care Management program, you will gain the confidence and skills to make strategic decisions that improve the state of today's health systems.
The student handbook provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as policies and procedures.
Find detailed descriptions for the courses offered during the 2019-2020 school year.
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Health care is one of the fastest growing sectors—and becoming ever more complicated. There's no shortage of opportunity for new leadership in the industry. The Master of Science in Health Care Management prepares you to assess and act on opportunities, to innovate, and to improve productivity in all areas related to health care. The program is unique in its breadth, in recognition of the fact that the health care sector is large and diverse, comprising a variety of actors in multiple industries including providers, payers, innovators, and institutions. You'll study how the business of health care responds to the latest discoveries through first-hand exposure to current research and industry trends in practice. As part of a team, you’ll participate in project-based courses where you will apply practical management skills and build innovative business solutions for large health care issues.
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)
- 9 core courses (18 credits)
- 5 elective courses (10 credits)
- Project-based experiential learning (4 credits)
Core courses (18 credits)
BU.881.707 Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care
BU.881.702 Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
BU.883.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Operations
BU.881.703 Health Care Law and Regulation
BU.883.706 Health Care Organization and Management
BU.881.706 Health Innovation and Evaluation
BU.881.705 Health Marketing and Access
BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
BU.550.620 The U.S. Health Care System: Past, Present, and Future
Health Care depth electives (10 credits)
Students choose 5 courses from the following:
- BU.555.710 Applied and Behavioral Economics in Health Care
- BU.883.704 Pharmaceutical Strategy
- 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.883.705 Health Care Financing and Financial Management
- BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
- BU.883.708 Negotiation in Health Care Settings
- BU.881.711 Research and Policy Seminars in Health
- BU.883.707 The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement
Project-based experiential learning (4 credits)
Students complete a 2 part experiential course:
- BU.890.711/2 Health Policy Design and Implementation I and II
- BU.890.713/4 Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum I and II
- BU.890.715/6 Health Services Improvement Project I and II
- BU.890.717/8 Commercializing Biomedical Innovations I and II
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The career development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for a successful career search.
Graduates of this program have earned positions in a variety of industries including consulting, finance, management, operations, and logistics. These are just some of the areas in the health care industry where you can find and connect with Carey Business School alumni in the Baltimore region, around the U.S., and across the globe.
- Blueprint Research Group
- Brigham Women’s Hospital
- Highmark Health
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Kaiser Permanente
- Navigant (a Guidehouse company)
- Nexus 8 International, LLC
- Tissue Analytics
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- Events Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
- Market Analyst
- Project Manager
- Senior Consultant
- Vice President of Business Development
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Tuition & Fees
There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify.