Program Overview

Launched in fall 2021, this Master’s program is designed to provide healthcare professionals and those interested in managing healthcare services, with business, management, and leadership skills.

The program is designed to accommodate busy, working professionals and is delivered as a hybrid design degree. The required 36 credit hours can be completed on an accelerated timeline in as short as three semesters, or 18 months. Each course is completed over 8-weeks, with two 8-weeks blocks offered each semester.

With an emphasis on applied and practical skills, the program includes collaborative teaching with industry practitioners, practice-based skills, and experiential learning opportunities. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to move into careers that include healthcare administration, healthcare management and training, healthcare marketing, healthcare finance and economics, health law, and health IT.

Graduates of the Master in Healthcare Management will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate specialized knowledge in healthcare management theory and practice.
  2. Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge related to the management of healthcare including accounting, finance, economics, information systems, and marketing.
  3. Demonstrate healthcare leadership with an emphasis on business ethics, sustainability, and social responsibility.
  4. Demonstrate strong analytical skills with a solution-oriented approach to the business of healthcare.
  5. Demonstrate professional standards in business report writing, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Admission Requirements

Prospective applicants must first meet the requirements of the Graduate School. These requirements include an undergraduate degree conferred from an accredited 4-year institution of higher education. This undergraduate degree can be a business discipline or a non-business discipline however, a minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) is required. Official transcripts must also be provided to complete enrolment, but unofficial transcripts can be provided in the application process. A GMAT and/or GRE score is not required.

Applications also require two letters of recommendation and a personal statement. The two letters of recommendation should include one academic and one professional/personal reference. The personal statement should be a maximum of 500 and should address the following:

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What are your interests in healthcare?
  • Briefly explain, your career intentions and/or future aspirations.

Requirements to remain current in the Master of Healthcare Management program

Graduate students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA throughout the program. If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum 3.0, continuation in the program requires approval by Program Director. Students receiving more than one C grade within the program also require permission from the Program Director to continue in the program.