Health Care Management (M.S.)

The Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHM) is designed to prepare individuals to make a career change or seek promotion to a mid‐level or upper‐level management position in the private or public sector of the health care industry, including hospitals, health system management, position practices, and government and non‐government agencies. The MSHM program emphasizes strategic and analytical skills required to understand and manage in today’s health care organizations. Students will have the opportunity to understand and master the organizational, legal, financial, political and managerial aspects of health systems management.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credit Requirement: 30 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at UNH
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Major in Health Care Management 1
LD 821Ethical Decision-Making3
PM 800Project Management Seminar3
MGMT 805Organizational Behavior3
HLTC 800Health Care Delivery and Innovations3
HLTC 802Advocacy and Health Policy3
HLTC 810Health Care Quality and Safety3
HLTC 811Health Care Technology and Informatics3
HLTC 801Health Care Financial Management3
Complete three credits from the following:3
Mathematics and Statistics for Health Data Science
Translation of Health Data
Health Data Systems
Change Management and Communication
Conflict Management & Negotiation
Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Integrative Capstone:
HLTC 850Health Care Management Integrative Capstone3
Total Credits30

Graduate credit is only granted for courses completed with a grade of B-­ or higher

Students will have the opportunity to:     

  • Identify and analyze the organizational, economic, political and legal components of health care delivery systems in the United States;
  • Evaluate ethical issues relevant to the policies, practices, and management of health care ethics;
  • Acquire functional knowledge of current health care management policies, practices and theory and develop, and communicate design solutions that guide health care organizations to change and adapt to future challenges;
  • Conduct financial analysis, explain financial and accounting information for a health care organization;
  • Synthesize and assimilate an understanding of the environmental factors and management skills required to be innovative and successful in the health care field;
  • Apply project management and quality improvement tools to evaluate and improve health care delivery.