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Healthcare Management (M.S.)

  • Program Overview

    Master of Science in Healthcare (36 Credits)

    The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHCM) degree program is designed for individuals who wish to work or are currently working in management positions in a wide variety of medical and healthcare institutions. The 36-credit program presents a practitioner-focused curriculum that includes critical knowledge, competencies, techniques and skills necessary to lead and work effectively within the healthcare industry.

    Students will acquire current skills in key healthcare management areas including; leadership, data analytics, finance, technology, operation and quality improvement, and strategy that are critical variables in establishing, managing and leading a successful healthcare organization. Students will develop and demonstrate critical competencies, data-driven decision-making, and process improvement that will enable them to contribute to the growth, quality, and evolution of the rapidly growing healthcare industry.

    Program features include:

    • 100% online
    • Eight Core Classes (24 Credits)
    • Four Courses (12 Credits) in: Health Informatics, Operations Management, Public Administration, or Information Technology Management
    • Six week long courses
    • Personalized advisement
    • Flexible enrollment to allow students to maintain work-life balance within financial constraints throughout their program.
    • Eight starts a year
    • No GMAT/GRE required

    Core Courses Include:

    HCMT550 American Healthcare Policy
    HCMT560 Healthcare Finance
    HCMT570 Health Informatics and Health IT Systems
    HCMT580 Regulation and Strategic Planning
    HCMT530 Healthcare: Across the Continuum and Trending Topics
    BUA520 Managing in the Evolving Workplace
    ITS570 Business Intelligence and Data Mining
    BUA542 Operations Management

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  • Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    All candidates must apply online at:

    • Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    • Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
    • Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
    • Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
    • Essay of 250-500 words on career goals and motivation for graduate study;
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
    • Interview with the program director (only required for some programs)
    • All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.

    International Applicants for Graduate Admission
    Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.

    International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.

    Program of Study

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the program, students will:

    • Analyze and think critically about current and emerging issues in the healthcare system and the policy environment in which the system operates
    • Analyze current events and trends in healthcare management using relevant data and historical trends
    • Demonstrate various knowledge and attributes of leadership and management in healthcare organizations
    • Demonstrate sound business principles and practices in the delivery of quality healthcare in leadership, finance, technology, operation and quality improvement, and strategy
    • Analyze and understand the ethical implications of decision making

    Required Curriculum

    Core Courses - 24 cr.

    • HCMT 550 - American Health Policy (Cr: 3)
    • HCMT 560 - Healthcare Finance (Cr: 3)
    • HCMT 570 - Health Informatics and Health IT Systems (Cr: 3)
    • HCMT 580 - Regulation and Strategic Planning (Cr: 3)
    • HCMT 530 - Healthcare: Across the Continuum and Trending Topics (Cr: 3)
    • BUA 520 - Managing in the Evolving Workplace (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 570 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Cr: 3)
    • BUA 542 - Operations Management (Cr: 3)

    Health Informatics Concentration

    • MHI 550 - Health & Medical Information Systems Overview (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 560 - Health & Medical Information Systems Planning and Financial Management (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 570 - Emerging Health & Medical Information Technologies & Standards (Cr: 3)
    • MHI 590 - Security, Ethics, Privacy & Compliance for Health & Medical Information (Cr: 3)

    Operations Management Concentration

    • OPMT 550 - High Performance Service Management (Cr: 3)
    • OPMT 560 - Lean Thinking and 6 Sigma (Cr: 3)
    • OPMT 570 - Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management (Cr: 3)
    • OPMT 580 - Global Supply Chain Management (Cr: 3)

    Information Technology Management Concentration

    • ITS 518 - Information Systems Strategy (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 553 - Technology and Innovation (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 560 - Computer Security and Cyber Forensics (Cr: 3)
    • ITS 575 - Agile Project Management (Cr: 3)

    Public Administration Concentration

    • BUA 529 - Project Management (Cr: 3)
    • PADM 550 - Leadership Practices in Public Administration (Cr: 3)
    • PADM 560 - Managing Financial Resources (Cr: 3)
    • PADM 580 - Policy Analysis (Cr: 3)

    Total Degree Requirements - 36 credits

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Specialize in one of these concentrations:

  • Health Informatics
    Focus on the organization, storage, and use of information such as patient records. Learn to help medical practices optimize their record-keeping so patients retain privacy and information is easily accessible, helping the organization run as efficiently as possible.
  • Operations Management
    Learn the skills and knowledge to help healthcare organizations reach their goals through efficiently managing all the moving parts―including employees, patient records, professional knowledge, marketing, and finances.
  • Public Administration
    Work to spread the word within a community about disease prevention, environmental hazards that can affect a person’s health, and treatment of various common health problems.
  • Information Technology Management
    Hospitals, clinics, private practices, and other healthcare organizations are quickly moving toward computerized record keeping. Be a part of the growing demand for educated professionals who are able to come up with new ways to maintain patient records, balance department budgets, and accomplish other administrative tasks with more efficiency.

M.S. in Healthcare Management Statistics

36 credit program
22 months to completion
4 concentrations available