Doctorate - Management: Health Care Management & Leadership

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The Doctor of Management in Health Care Management and Leadership program at Colorado Technical University is designed to allow students the opportunity to study doctoral research topics alongside health care organization and communication strategies. Read on to find out more now.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Students who enroll in the Doctor of Management in Health Care Management and Leadership program at Colorado Technical University could be able to hone their already strong communication and directorial skills while learning about current management techniques in medical and business environments. Coursework in this program is designed to look at research techniques as well as dissertation topics while also delving into health care issues. The concentration area of this program also looks at organizing health care information and resources efficiently. To graduate from this program, students must maintain an acceptable GPA and be able to defend what they have researched in a dissertation. This program is offered online and at select campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Applicants to this program should already have a bachelor's degree, and work experience is recommended. Students interested in this program should have a good mind for organization and a drive to help others get the care they need. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This Colorado Technical University program is made up of a total of at least 96 credit hours. Those credit hours are broken down into 20 credits for concentration courses and 76 credit hours for core courses. Many of the core courses consist of doctoral research classes.

Doctor of Management in Health Care Management and Leadership Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
MGMT802 Management Theory
MGMT804 Principles of Research Methods and Design
MGMT808 Management and Ethics
MGMT812 Qualitative Research Methods
MGMT814 Quantitative Research Methods
MGMT818 Leadership Theory and Development
MGMT822 Application of Action Research
MGMT824 Strategic Thinking and Organizational Alignment
MGMT828 Practice and Theory of Consulting and Intervention
MGMT832 Organization Innovation and Scenario Thinking
MGMT860 Doctoral Research I: Principles of Research and Writing
MGMT861 Doctoral Research II: Annotated Bibliography
MGMT862 Dissertation Research Process
MGMT863 Doctoral Research III: Dissertation Literature Review
MGMT864 Doctoral Research IV: Dissertation Methods
MGMT865 Doctoral Research V: Dissertation Introduction
MGMT866 Doctoral Research VI: Dissertation Findings
MGMT867 Doctoral Research VII: Dissertation Discussion and Conclusion
MGMT868 Doctoral Research VIII: Dissertation Conclusion

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Name
HCML870 Health Policy and Regulations
HCML872 Economics and Financing of Health Care Organizations
HCML874 Continuous Improvement for Systems in Health Care
HCML876 Informatics in Health Care
HCML878 Advanced Career Strategies in Health Care Management

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon completing this doctoral program, graduates may seek employment with hospitals, businesses, health insurance companies, or educational institutions. Potential positions could require that students utilize their strategic, interpersonal, and organizational skills in medical and business mediums. This work may be entry-level or may require further amounts of responsibility.

Possible career paths include but are not limited to:

  • Health care administrator
  • Medical services manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Clinical manager
  • Health information manager

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary.  University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.