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Program Overview

Michigan State University's Master of Science in Healthcare Management provides talented healthcare professionals the vital leadership skills and business acumen needed to sustain optimal performance in the complex and dynamic healthcare landscape. With two distinct concentrations in Healthcare Leadership and Healthcare Compliance, the program is designed to equip future leaders with the critical business-based knowledge, skills, experience and savvy needed to guide the future of one of the unique, highly regulated healthcare industry.

Developed by the renowned faculty of MSU's Broad College of Business a national leader in management education in collaboration with healthcare industry experts, all courses are offered 100% online in five-week modules with weekly 70-90 minute synchronous live sessions with your faculty and classmates in an interactive learning environment. No campus visits are required, so you can pursue your masters degree from an internationally recognized research university while maintaining your professional commitments and immediately apply course knowledge within your organization.

Program Outcomes

Through a choice in concentration of study, Healthcare Leadership or Healthcare Compliance, and an interdisciplinary curriculum of healthcare-specific courses, the MS in Healthcare Management program prepares participants to apply and champion the following within their organizations:

  • Critical thinking and innovation in healthcare
  • Communications and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Global healthcare and the impact of globalization
  • Analytics in healthcare
  • Collaborative healthcare leadership
  • Evidence-based strategic decision making
  • Healthcare regulations and compliance
  • Implementing compliance systems

Career Outlook

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management is designed to transform healthcare professionals into tomorrows leaders and help provide a path for career advancement. Earning your Masters in Healthcare Management can enhance your career potential and empower you to pursue your professional goals, including positions and salaries like these:

Healthcare Chief Executive: $173,770*

Medical and Health Services Manager: $99,730*

Compliance Managers: $107,480*

Human Resources Manager: $113,300*

Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*

Social and Community Services Manager: $65,320*



  • HCM 801Critical Thinking and Innovation in Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 802Cost Analysis in Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 804Financial Management In Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 805Quality, Risk, and Performance Management2 Credits
  • HCM 806Healthcare Information Systems2 Credits
  • HCM 808Healthcare Systems and Economic Policy2 Credits
  • HCM 809Organizational Behavior in Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 810Human Resource Management in Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 811Healthcare Strategic Management 2 Credits
  • HCM 812 Supply Chain Management in Healthcare2 Credits
  • HCM 814Hospitality and the Patient Experience2 Credits
  • HCM 815Managerial Epidemiology and Population Health 2 Credits
  • HCM 825Analytics in Healthcare3 Credits
  • HCM807Law and Ethics in Healthcare2 Credits


  • HCM 817Healthcare Leadership2 Credits
  • HCM 818Strategic Decision Making2 Credits
  • HCM 819Market Analysis and Planning2 Credits
  • HCM 820Negotiations2 Credits
  • HCM 821Healthcare Regulations2 Credits
  • HCM 822Healthcare Compliance2 Credits
  • HCM 823Enterprise Risk Management2 Credits


  • HCM 813Healthcare Services Marketing 2 Credits


  • HCM 816Healthcare Management Capstone4 Credits


  • HCM 824Implementing Compliance Systems2 Credits

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Official 4-year bachelor’s degree bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that demonstrates a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last two years of your program.

  2. 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  3. Previous work experience

    Current résumé (with detailed work experience)

  4. A written personal statement

    Statement of purpose (250 – 1,000 words) describing relevant education, work experience and how you intend to apply the MS in Healthcare Management degree to your career and in achieving your professional goals.

  5. 3 letters of recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors.

  6. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. A completed online application. A one-time, nonrefundable $100 application fee and transcript fee.
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Tuition & Fees

In State Tuition

  • $39,900
  • Total


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