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Master's in Healthcare Management

Now Offered Fully Online

Learn the skills needed to secure a leadership role in medical and health service organizations.

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  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management is designed for working adults who want to begin or advance their careers in healthcare management. Courses taught by practicing healthcare managers combine theory with applied skills and expertise. Using the case study method and other problem-solving integrative methodologies, the program provides opportunities for students to participate in interdisciplinary team-based activities. Student will learn important competencies in accordance with our mission, vision, and values to help them excel in this field.

    Designed for working professionals, this graduate program is offered fully online. Students can select from two concentrations based on their personal interests and career aspirations: 

    Quality Management and Patient Safety

    This concentration prepares students to plan, organize, and lead efforts to improve the effectiveness of patient treatment in healthcare organizations.

    Project Management in Healthcare

    This concentration teaches students to develop strategies, tools, and skills to assess and manage healthcare organization projects from initiation to execution.

    Healthcare Management Career Opportunities

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that healthcare management is one of the fastest growing occupations due to the expansion and diversification of the health care industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014). The BLS projects that employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

    A Proven Track Record

    Healthcare Management students and graduates have advanced their careers within the industry at hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician practices, insurance companies, medical technology and device companies, and non-profit healthcare-related organizations. Job titles include, but are not limited to: Quality Data Manager, Program Administrator or Manager, Territory Manager, Administrative Supervisor, Practice Manager, Electronic Medical Record Analyst, and Report Writer.

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    Program Design

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  • Courses

    Courses

    Course Schedule 2015-16

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through Summer 2016.  

    Course Schedule

    Core Courses

    The Healthcare Management program is a 36-credit hour master's program. 

    • HCM 600 Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics
    • HCM 605 Healthcare Management and Administration
    • HCM 612 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics
    • HCM 620 Human Resources Development in Healthcare
    • HCM 557 Project and Resource Management
    • HCM 650 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
    • HCM 652 Healthcare Finance: Challenges

    HCM 700 Internship in Healthcare

    This internship was designed for students who have not acquired work experience in the healthcare industry or for professionals who are seeking a career change. As an elective course, the internship would be fulfilled in addition to the 36 credits required to complete the Healthcare Management master’s program. The internship will enable students to integrate and apply healthcare leadership competencies to professional experiences in healthcare organizations.

    Concentration Requirements

    Project Management 

    • HCM 635 Innovative Management Leadership
    • HCM 640 Team Work in Healthcare Settings
    • HCM 642 Healthcare Project Planning and Management
    • HCM 644 Project Management
    • HCM 646 Project Management Accounting

    Quality Management and Patient Safety

    • HCM 660 Planning for Evidence Based Practice
    • HCM 662 Quality Management in Healthcare
    • HCM 665 Patient Satisfaction and Quality Improvement
    • HCM 667 Customer Relationship Management
    • HCM 669 Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality

     

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application
    • Completion of bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work
    • Earned a grade of "B" or above in statistics or an upper level math and an English composition
    • Two professional letters of recommendation with at least one from a current or past supervisor. Recommendation form
    • Personal Statement: 250-300 words addressing your ability to complete the program and how you will be a leader in the profession of Healthcare Management
    • Resume of professional experience
  • Faculty

    Faculty 

    Full-Time

    Sharon Buchbinder, R.N., Ph.D.
    Professor and Program Coordinator
    MS in Health Care Management

    B.A., Psychology, University of Connecticut
    M.A., Psychology, University of Hartford
    Ph.D., Public Health, University of Illinois  

    Adjunct

    Trina G. Armstrong, M.B.A., M.F.P.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    B.B.A.,  Finance, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
    M.B.A., Business Administration, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
    D.H.A.,  Candidate, Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix

    Susan Casciani, M.B.A., M.S.H.A.
    Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management
    B.S., Healthcare Administration, State University College at Fredonia, NY
    M.S., Healthcare Administration, D'Youville College, Buffalo, NY
    M.B.A., University at Buffalo, NY 

    Miliska M. Knauft, Ed.D., M.B.A.
    Adjunct Professor, Health Care Management
    B.A., Biology, minor in Chemistry – Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
    B.A., Medical Technology – Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
    Missouri Baptist School of Medical Technology Internship, St. Louis, MO
    MT (ASCP) certification received, 1977.  Licensure current.
    M.B.A., Finance – San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    Ed.D., Adult Education – University of Missouri, St. Louis

    John P. McNally, M.S.H.A.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    B.S., Biology, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
    ​M.S., Healthcare Administration, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

    Lea Nolan, M.A.
    Adjunct Instructor, Health Care Management
    A.B., History, Georgetown University
    M.A., Women's Studies with a concentration in public policy, The George Washington University

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Tuition (per credit): $670
    Stevenson University has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies partners with local hospitals to offer a tuition discount to employees who continue their education at Stevenson University. For a full list of Stevenson's healthcare organization partners, please visit our Partnerships page. For more information about the tuition discount available through your employer's partnership with Stevenson University, email .

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