MS in Management: Health Care Management

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the health care industry. Read more about Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management program gives students a chance to build leadership skills. This program is designed to teach business communications, human resource management, management theories and practices, consulting skills, and strategic financial analysis. Specialization courses give students the opportunity to learn about the policies that help shape the health care system, the relationships between payers, providers, and suppliers; marketing, tactical planning issues, external analysis, methods for quality improvement, and international health care. During the program, students complete an applied research project where they have the chance to combine theories with practical application.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Potential students of the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management should have a bachelor's degree in a related field. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management program consists of 56 credits. This credit total includes 40 credits of core requirements and 16 credits of specialization courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Health Care Management Requirements

  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management Theories and Practices I
  • Management Theories and Practices II
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Research Project

Health Care Management Specialization Courses

  • Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
  • Health Policy
  • Health Care Marketing
  • International Epidemiology and Global Health

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Health Care Management program might be able to pursue leadership positions in the health care industry, working in doctors' offices, hospitals, home health care facilities, and outpatient centers.

Possible positions include:

  • Health care administrator
  • Health care manager
  • Health services manager
  • Hospital executive
  • Medical services manager