MS Healthcare Management

 

Master of Science, Healthcare Management

The Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management (MS HCM) at Cal State LA has been a local staple since 1975 and is one of the longest-running programs of its kind positioned in an accredited business school. Our comprehensive curriculum succeeds by explaining the practical implications of complex issues in healthcare.

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The Master of Science degree in Healthcare Management (MS HCM) at Cal State LA has been a local staple since 1975 and is one of the longest-running programs of its kind positioned in an accredited business school. Our comprehensive curriculum succeeds by explaining the practical implications of complex issues in healthcare.

Program Features

  • Leadership & management based program
  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Frequent executive guest lectures from healthcare industry players
  • Our students have involvement in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and other professional networks

Program Requirements

All students applying to the MBA program must have the following:

  • Minimum 1 year of work experience
  • Professional résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Leadership and creativity statement
  • Official transcripts

For a detailed list of requirements for admission into our graduate programs, including requirements for international students, please visit our requirements page here.


Curriculum

Core Courses

A total of 36 units is required, with at least 30 units in 500-level courses. UNIV 400 Graduate Writing Proficiency (0) is also required and should be satisfied within the first two terms in the program.

MGMT 5300 - Managing Healthcare Organizations (3 units)

Management processes, functions, and concepts as applied in healthcare organizations; issues in organizing, leading, and changing healthcare services with emphasis on best practices.

MGMT 5310 - Decision Making in Healthcare Management (3 units)

Concepts, methods, tools, and advanced reasoning techniques for using the best available information to make decisions across the functions of healthcare management.

MGMT 5315 - Comparative Healthcare Systems (3 units)

A critical examination of history and current trends in organizing healthcare systems across differences (e.g., time, culture, income, geography, governmental support, organization design). Managerial implications are drawn from the in-depth comparative analysis of the U.S. healthcare system.

MGMT 5330 - Healthcare Law, Compliance, and Ethics (3 units)

Regulation of healthcare facilities, professionals, consumers, and systems; ethical and socially responsible behavior and corporate compliance programs in healthcare organizations; management competencies required to meet the demands of healthcare reform.

MGMT 5335 - Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations (3 units)

Prerequisites: MGMT 5310 and MGMT 5300. Financial management in healthcare, with emphasis on operational performance, current issues, and tools needed to manage a healthcare organization (e.g., budgeting; financial statement analysis; managerial decision-making).

MGMT 5340 - Management and Governance of Healthcare Information (3 units)

Methods and policies in organizational management and corporate governance of healthcare information, including collaboration on business requirements, project management, privacy culture, and managerial accountabilities for healthcare records and decisions.

BUS 5960 - Comprehensive Examination (0 units)

Pre-requisite: Advancement to Candidacy. Examination given to master degree candidates covering core aspects of the degree program. Graded CR/NC.

 

A total of 36 units is required, with at least 30 units in 500-level courses. UNIV 400 Graduate Writing Proficiency (0) is also required and should be satisfied within the first two terms in the program.

CIS 5810 - Health Care Information Systems (3 units)

Overview of computer, communication and software systems. Cases in health care information technology applications. Development, acquisition and use of custom and packaged application systems. Working with the Information Systems Organization.

MGMT 5345 - Cases in Healthcare Management (3 units)

Prerequisites: MGMT 5330 and MGMT 5335. Healthcare cases in strategic operational improvements involving regulation, competition, organizational integration, and management of costs, quality, projects, change, and ethical dilemmas.

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MGMT 5951 - Management Case Research (3 units)

Applied primary and secondary research on organizations presented with the managerial challenges, resulting in a publishable quality case study.

MGMT 5350 - Healthcare Strategy, Innovation, and Change (3 units)

Strategic planning for healthcare change and innovation. Internal and external strategies for improvement in healthcare organizations and surrounding communities. Policy, patient advocacy, and compassionate care are discussed among other considerations.

 

Core Courses

A total of 36 units is required, with at least 30 units in 500-level courses. UNIV 400 Graduate Writing Proficiency (0) is also required and should be satisfied within the first two terms in the program.

For more information please visit the University Catalog here.