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Master of Science
Classroom, Online
Eglin, Fort Dix, Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lake Nona, Lakehurst, Melbourne Graduate Center, National Capital Region, Northeast, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Southern Maryland Education Center, Spaceport, St. Petersburg, Virtual Site
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8346 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Off-site, Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location/s: Aberdeen, Eglin, Fort Dix, Fort Eustis, Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Lakehurst, Lake Nona, Melbourne, National Capital Region, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, Saint Petersburg, Southern Mayland HEC, Spaceport, Virtual Site
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the Master of Science in Healthcare Management program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite requirements based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.

The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview section. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree is conferred on students who have successfully completed 30 semester credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved program plan. Students without an adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of their advisor.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those courses.

Required Courses (21 credit hours)
  • MGT 5072 Cultural Competency in the Workplace
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers staff and leadership development to effectively understand the complex issues related to workplace diversity.
  • MGT 5073 Current Topics in Telemedicine, Mobile Health and eHealth
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the rapid advance of computer and media technology, and its effect on the healthcare industry. Includes health communication, telemedicine, mobile health and ehealth.
  • MGT 5074 Current Topics in Health Disparities, Health Services Delivery and Public Health Promotion
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores gaps in health outcomes associated with race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexuality, nationality and migration status. Considers the role of social, environmental, institutional and cultural factors in impacting chronic disease. Includes infectious disease and health promotion.
  • MGT 5075 Managerial Epidemiology in Public and Population Health
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology. Examines epidemiology concepts and tools as they relate to the improvement of decisions about the management of health services. Presents and reinforces basic principles with healthcare management applications and case studies.
  • MGT 5076 Research in Healthcare Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores how action research places community engagement and outreach at the center. Includes improving approaches that lead to upgrades in healthcare practices and activities. Draws on working experiences, researching and engaging with those using a collaborative, participatory approach. Serves as the capstone for the healthcare management program.
  • MGT 5077 Human Resources in Healthcare Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the management of human resources. Focuses on healthcare service environments. Includes recruitment, selection and retention practices, and performance evaluation. Also includes employee training and development, compensation and benefits, promotion, job design and analysis, and legal issues affecting the healthcare workplace.
  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.
Electives* (9 credit hours)
  • MGT 5078 Special Topics in Healthcare
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes advanced special topics in healthcare management. Contents may vary depending on the needs and interest of faculty and students.
  • MGT 5302 Healthcare Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides students with theory, tools and practical experience in healthcare financial management. Examines payment sources and reimbursement arrangements, public and private financing of healthcare service organizations from both theoretical and practical perspectives, and emerging trends in the healthcare industry affecting decision-making.
  • MGT 5303 Healthcare Ethics and Law
    Credit Hours: 3
    Surveys the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective. Emphasizes the tensions and trade-offs between quality and cost. Includes access to healthcare, antitrust laws, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, and professional and institutional liability, among other topics.
  • MGT 5304 Healthcare Economics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies fundamental microeconomic concepts to the analysis of the healthcare market and the study of the organization and delivery of medical care services. Includes demand of care and insurance, supply of care by physicians and organizations, and rational for government intervention.
  • MGT 5311 Healthcare Information Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews modern information technologies for locating health statistics. Covers basic concepts of data quality and presentation. Familiarizes students with the scope and range of data systems, and explores important health indicators. Emphasizes decision-making needs.
  • MGT 5312 Healthcare Marketing and Strategy
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the principles and concepts of marketing as they apply to healthcare organizations. Discusses the nature of marketing strategy, the environment in which marketing operates, the consumer decision-making process, market research, market mix, and monitoring and controlling the marketing process.
Total Credits Required: 30

*Additional electives may be chosen from the following:

  • MGT 5015 Organizational Planning and Development 
  • MGT 5045 Information Systems for Complex Emergencies 
  • MGT 5046 Organizational Behavior in Humanitarian and Disaster Operations 
  • MGT 5051 Logistics Chain Management in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief 
  • MGT 5052 Planning and Modeling for Emergency Operations and Disaster Relief 
  • MGT 5080 Strategic Project Management 
  • MGT 5105 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Resolution 
  • MGT 5106 Organizational Communication 
  • MGT 5216 Management of Logistics in Complex Emergencies