MS in Health Care Management

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    “I always wanted to understand the business side of medicine but I didn’t want to go into a traditional MBA program at a business school. The MS in Health Care Management program had the right blend of advocacy, patient rights, and business ... and I could complete it in a year.” Olu Akimirimsi | MS in Health Care Management Candidate

Tap into the tremendous resources of America's oldest research university with a Master of Science in Health Care Management. 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:

$71,600 (full-time) / $1,410 per credit (part-time)

Financial Aid:

We offer numerous financial aid and scholarship options.
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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 Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHCM) program prepares students to assess and act on opportunities to innovate and improve productivity in the health care sector. 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 the following:

  • Providers: clinics, hospitals, health care services companies;
  • Payers: public and private insurance, social insurance;
  • Innovators: pharmaceutical manufacturers, device makers, software and hardware makers; and
  • Institutions: regulators, civil service, civil society, advocacy groups, foundations, and funders.

This 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.

The MS in Health Care Management program provides students with the most relevant business skills to be effective and efficient leaders who will improve the quality and access to health care at appropriate cost in light of the regulatory, cultural, and ethical context of the relevant health care ecosystem.

The rigorous curriculum of the MS in Health Care Management program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School enables students to:

  • Apply the most relevant business skills and principles, and make informed decisions based on this knowledge;
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of complex health care issues in order to lead and change enterprises; and
  • Develop the knowledge, confidence, and judgment to anticipate needed changes in a dynamic industry

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MS in Health Care Management Full-Time Curriculum

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.

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

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)
  • One action-based learning course set (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 Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals
  • 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

Action-Based Learning (4 credits, students choose one course set)

  • BU.890.717/8 Commercializing Biomedical Innovations I and II
  • BU.890.713/4 Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum 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

In addition to the elective courses listed above, MS in Health Care Management students can select up to 2 non-health care courses (maximum 4 credits) as part of the 10 elective credits. These courses must be approved by the Academic Program Director. Students should contact their advisor for more information.

MS in Health Care Management Part-Time Curriculum

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 Carey Business School’s Baltimore campus and online, the part-time format allows students to pursue a graduate degree without interrupting their career. Students applying for the online part-time program should review the technical requirements for online students.

Online courses feature mostly asynchronous learning activities with a few recommended or required synchronous (real-time) activities. Students enrolled in the online MS in Health Care Management program will be required to take one course with residency, which includes a two-and-a-half-day onsite component, to complete their degree. This onsite residency is held at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus in Baltimore, MD.

The curriculum includes the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor as course sequence and availability may vary.

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.520.601 Business Analytics
  • BU.120.601 Business Communication*
  • BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
  • 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

* Online sections of Business Communication require students to attend an in-person residency at the Baltimore campus in order to complete the 8-week course

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)

Students choose 6 courses from the following:

  • BU.881.707 Accounting for Decision Making in Health Care
  • 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.883.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Operations
  • BU.881.701 Fundamentals of Health Care Systems
  • BU.883.706 Health Care Organization and Management**
  • BU.890.713/4 Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum I and II
  • BU.881.706 Health Innovation and Evaluation
  • BU.881.705 Health Marketing and Access**
  • BU.883.703 Medical Devices and Diagnostics
  • BU.883.708 Negotiation in Health Care Settings**
  • BU.881.704 Providers and Payers
  • BU.881.711 Research and Policy Seminars in Health**
  • 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

Project-Based Experiential Learning Courses

Health Policy Design and Implementation
The Health Policy Design & Implementation Practicum consist of two courses that prepare students with an operational understanding of health policy and its impact on healthcare delivery. Through site visits to legislative bodies, governmental agencies, advocacy groups, and provider organizations in Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, MD, students will meet health policy leaders and observe health policy design and implementation in action.

Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum
This two-part course examines business strategies for health care industries and services. It prepares the student to assume the role of a consultant or decision maker in a complex organization who has to cope with tremendous complexity, uncertainty, and inadequate information. Students enhance their business education by developing collaborative consulting engagements with businesses and nonprofit organizations in which students assist their client organizations in addressing existing and emerging challenges in the health care space.

Health Services Improvement Project
Students work with clinical clients in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area to measurably improve the costs and quality aspects of their organization. The typical “real-world lab” for this project is a working facility within the Johns Hopkins medical system. While efforts will evolve through gathering data and gaining insight into actual operations, the focus will be on three interrelated sets of issues: physical flows, information flows, and cash flows.

Previous Partners

  • Catholic Charities of Baltimore
  • Children’s National
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Venture
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital
  • National Institutes of Health
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • University of Maryland Medical Center

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020

Full-Time

Tuition

Application fee

matriculation fee Registration per semester graduation fee
$71,600* $100 $500 $0 $0
         

 

*cost reflective of entire 12- month program

Part-Time

tuition application fee matriculation fee registration per semester graduation fee
$1,410 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.

How to Apply

Discover all you need to get started with your Carey application. Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about the process, requirements, and more.

Requirements:

  • Transcripts
    • o Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript and be sent electronically to carey.admissions@jhu.edu Please note that transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more transfer credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
      • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
        Office of Admissions
        100 International Drive
        Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Resume
  • 2 Essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores - requirement varies by program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers. A waiver request form can be found on the online application.

Start your application

For more information, please contact us at carey.admissions@jhu.edu or 410-234-9220.

Deadlines

  Round 1 Round 2 round 3 round 4
Application Deadline November 7, 2018 January 23, 2019 April 10, 2019 May 1, 2019
Carey Decision Date December 11, 2018 March 12, 2019 May 7, 2019 May 16, 2019
Deposit Deadline January 8, 2019 April 9, 2019 May 29, 2019 June 4, 2019

Find more information about our program deadlines

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

Featured Story

Greg Koory, MS Real Estate and Infrastructure Graduate

Gregory Koory is an alumni of the Carey Business School’s MS in Real Estate and Infrastructure program. Before attending Carey, Greg graduated from the University of Michigan’s Law School with a J.D. and practiced law for 10 years. He graduated from the Carey Business School in 2015.

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