MSM in Healthcare Administration

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MS Management in Healthcare Administration

Southern New Hampshire University's online MS Management in Healthcare Administration offers students an in-depth education that combines specialty healthcare courses with core management courses to provide students the essential skills required in today's competitive healthcare management field.

The online MS Management in Healthcare Administration degree focuses on management education in areas that are essential to the healthcare field, including organizational leadership, service marketing, human resources, management, business culture and ethics.

Use the two required electives to tailor your program to your field of interest within healthcare or management. For example, choose two healthcare-specific courses and earn 21 credits of in-depth healthcare-related study.
The unique combination of these healthcare courses and the critical management competencies gained in this master’s in healthcare administration program positions students for success as healthcare management professionals.

Why an Online MSM Degree in
Healthcare Administration?

The online MS Management in Healthcare Administration was developed to provide healthcare executives and professionals with the management and healthcare knowledge and skills required for leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit and private healthcare sector organizations.

The combination of management core courses and specialty healthcare courses and electives provides an in-depth study of the healthcare system that includes financial management, human resource management, organizational dynamics, governance and strategic planning, marketing, information management, project management, risk management, and quality improvement.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in medical and health services management are expected to grow 16 percent by 2018. As the healthcare industry grows and advances, opportunities for management, consulting and executive-level positions will continue to grow. Earning an MSM in Healthcare Administration puts students on a path to join one of the fastest-growing job markets in today's workforce. In addition, the BLS notes the healthcare field not only offers comparatively higher earnings and lower unemployment rates, but individuals with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration earn an average of 23 percent more than those with a bachelor's degree.

Advantages of an MSM in Healthcare Administration Degree from SNHU

  • Earn a degree from a respected, private, nonprofit traditional and online university with an 80-year history of graduating successful business professionals.
  • One of the most affordable online MSM healthcare administration programs. 
  • Recognized with "Best of Business" Awards for Best Online Degree Programs
  • Ranked 12th on Fast Company’s list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.  SNHU was the only university to earn this distinction.
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
  • Graduate in as few as 15 months with two courses per 10-week term

MSM in Healthcare Administration vs. MBA

Unlike an MBA in healthcare, which focuses more on a traditional business education, the online Master of Science Management in Healthcare Administration degree provides more concentrated, in-depth study of the healthcare field. This focused study is supported by general management education.

There are a number of healthcare openings for those with a management-based education, including supervisory roles in research facilities, as well as research and teaching jobs in the medical world. According to Eduventures, Healthcare is the largest industry in the U.S. and the second largest employer, accounting for 14 million jobs nationwide.

Earning an online MSM degree also is a great choice for students who want to enter a Ph.D. program in the future, rather than getting a doctorate in business administration.

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