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Master’s in Healthcare Management

Healthcare management, also referred to as healthcare administration, encompasses the leadership, management and administration of virtually any healthcare system currently in place in the United States. Leadership and guidance of hospitals, urgent care facilities, private medical practices, in-home care organizations, nursing facilities, and more are included, with healthcare administrators considered to be healthcare professionals.

Career Opportunities with this Degree

A master’s in healthcare management degree is typically offered in one of two fashions: as a master of business administration, with a specialization in healthcare management, or as a master of science in healthcare administration. Either degree will lead to significantly greater opportunity for advancement as a medical or health services manager. As hospitals, general practices, and other medical organizations throughout the United States work toward improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare offerings, job prospects for potential healthcare managers are positive. Employment is projected to grow faster than average, or by 16 percent over the 10-year-period ending 2018.

Jobs & Salaries with This Degree

Potential career advancement opportunities for those earning either the MBA or MS including serving on management staff of a hospital, outpatient care center, physician offices, home health care service organization, or nursing care facilities. The average median annual salary for healthcare managers as a whole is slightly higher than $80,000, while hospital administrators lead the way at $87,000 annually.

Requirements for Earning this Degree

While both programs require a bachelor’s degree for admission, the MS in management with a concentration in healthcare administration generally offers coursework in organizational management and leadership, ethical issues in healthcare, strategic planning and policy for healthcare, and managing projects for organizations. Similarly, MBA students will study strategic management, managerial marketing, health policy, and healthcare strategies.

Master’s in Healthcare Management Degrees

Management Masters & MBA Degrees

Walden University
MS: Management
MS: HR Management
MS: Sustainable Mgmt
MS: Project Management
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Walden University: Walden University's MS in Management program offers many specializations which personalize the degree according to students' interests and professional needs. The MPA program in Public Management & Leadership focuses on information employees in the public sector most need to know to move up, whereas the MS in Accounting & Management and MS in Project Management programs combine specialized knowledge with sound leadership practices.
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Liberty University
MA: Mgmt & Leadership
MS: Management
MS: Sports Management
MBA: Intl. Management
MA: Human Services Mgmt
Liberty University: Liberty University's Master of Arts in Management and Leadership program, and the MS in Management, Sports Management, International Management, and Human Services Business Management programs all emphasize ethical management practices, and help improve students project development abilities, preparing them for career advancement. Graduates are able to go on to careers as business owners, finance managers, human resource managers, among other high level management positions.
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Kaplan University
MS: Management
MS/Mgmt: HR Management
MS/Mgmt: Leadership
MS/Mgmt: Org. Dev.
MS: Supply Chain Mgmt
Kaplan University: Kaplan University's MS in Management offers students the chance to specialize in subjects that specifically relate to their professional goals, like Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Organizational Design & Development, Leadership, and Human Resources. The program focuses on the most effective management strategies as well as the practical knowledge students need have every day on the job.
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Ashford University
MBA: Project Management
MBA: Environmental Mgmt
MBA: HR Management
MBA: Supply Chain Mgmt
MBA: Global Leadership
Ashford University: Ashford University's MBA programs are offered with a selection of more than a dozen specializations, including Project Management, Environmental Management, HR Management, Supply Chain Management, and Global Leadership. All MBA students learn to integrate sustainable business strategies and sound economic principles with knowledge of their specific industries. Ashford U is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Ave, Ste 100, Alameda, California 94501, (510) 748-9001, wascsenior.org.
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