Master of Science in Management: Health Care Management

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Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Health Care Management program is designed to help you develop the managerial skills needed to apply for leadership roles in various health care settings. Learn more about this online graduate degree here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

How are health policies formed? Which methods are used to ensure quality management in health care environments? What are some trends seen in global health? These are among the topics you could expect to explore when you enroll in the online Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Health Care Management program at Purdue University Global. You will have the opportunity to study health policy evaluation methods, health care marketing strategies, quality control, and analytical practices in epidemiology and global health. Core courses focus on leadership theories, management principles, change management, management consulting, and communications.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Purdue University Global requires that applicants to this master's degree program hold a bachelor's degree in business or have completed undergraduate business courses in, among other areas, accounting, marketing, ethics, and economics. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To earn this master's degree, you must complete a total of 56 credits: 40 credits in the core curriculum and 16 credits in the Health Care Management concentration.

Core Courses (40 credits)

Course CodeCourse Title
GB512Business Communications
GB520Strategic Human Resource Management
GM500Management Theories and Practices I
GM501Management Theories and Practices II
GM502Leadership Theory and Practice I
GM503Leadership Theory and Practice II
GM504Organizational Excellence and Change
GM505Action Research and Consulting Skills
GM506Strategic Financial Analysis
GM599Applied Research Project

Health Care Management Concentration Courses (16 credits)

Course CodeCourse Title
HA540Health Care Operations and Quality Assessment
HA545Health Policy
HA575Health Care Marketing
PU660International Epidemiology and Global Health

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Management and Leadership - Health Care Management program, you might have built the understanding of health care operations and policy development needed to seek executive-level positions in this field. You might be prepared to assume responsibilities in areas of health care operations, health records management, facilities management, or health policy implementation.

Positions you might be able to pursue include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Managed care company executive
  • Clinical director
  • Pharmaceutical executive
  • Health services administrator