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MS in Management - Healthcare

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare program offered at Southern New Hampshire University allows students to study core business management principles used in a variety of organizations while also gaining the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a healthcare environment. Read on to find out more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of SNHU's Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare program should have an interest in preparing for a management career within a healthcare setting. They may also have some previous business knowledge or strong communication and problem-solving skills. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University master's degree programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree

Program Description:

Students who enroll in SNHU's Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare program have the opportunity to learn management techniques and strategies specific to healthcare facilities while also gaining core business knowledge and project management skills. Through the core business courses, students can learn about organizational behavior and culture, business communication, leadership strategies, human resource management, resource planning, and business research. The healthcare concentration courses are designed to help students learn the specifics of healthcare finance and reimbursement, the role of health law and policy in a healthcare system, and the components of managing quality in a healthcare facility. There is also a course on healthcare information technology and how it is transforming healthcare delivery. The program also includes a capstone course on critical issues in management.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Healthcare:

Management Required Courses

  • OL 500: Human Behavior in Organizations
  • OL 600: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • QSO 500: Business Research
  • QSO 640: Project Management
  • MGT 510: Cultivating Organizational Culture
  • MGT 600: Resource Planning and Decision Making
  • MKT 690: Corporate Communications
  • MGT 701: Critical Issues in Management Capstone

Healthcare Concentration Courses

  • IHP 610: Health Policy and Law
  • HCM 615: Healthcare Reimbursement Systems and Finance
  • HCM 620: Healthcare Information Management
  • HCM 630: Healthcare Quality

Foundation Course

  • For those who do not meet the minimum requirements, the following courses may be required:
    • OL 501: Business Foundations

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Management - Healthcare program at SNHU is designed to provide graduates with strategic management and healthcare knowledge needed to enter an administrative or executive position in a medical facility. Graduates could pursue positions in clinics, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, public health departments, and more.

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