Master of Science in Healthcare Management
The MS in Healthcare Management is the business degree of choice for most physician leaders. It provides the critical knowledge and credentials for physicians who have assumed—or are preparing to assume—an administrative or leadership role in their healthcare organization.
The Master of Science degree requires completion of nine healthcare management classes OR any eight classes plus a self-directed field study. Classes meet in Dallas in focused 4-day sessions—Saturday through Tuesday—to minimize time away from clinical practice. A different class is offered every two months. Classes may be started at any time and taken in any order. The degree can be completed in as little as 16 months or extended up to six years.
Classes are jointly taught by senior business and medical school faculty with real-world healthcare experience. The healthcare management curriculum includes:
- Negotiation and Conflict Management in Healthcare
- Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
- Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations
- Medical Cost and Performance Management
- Quality Performance Improvement in Healthcare
- Motivational Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
- Healthcare Information Management and Technology
- Healthcare Policy and Regulation
- Coaching as a Leadership Style
Classes are eligible for graduate academic credit, Category 1 CME credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award and CEU credit for healthcare administrators. A Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is awarded for successful completion of any five healthcare management classes.
“It was a real hands-on approach to learning. There wasn’t a single topic that didn’t have immediate applicability to my role as division chief.”
Steven Cook MD, MS
Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Healthcare Management Executive MBA
The Healthcare Management Executive MBA is a general business degree preferred by healthcare administrators and by those physicians who wish to transition out of clinical practice into an executive management role in a large healthcare organization. It requires completion of the nine healthcare management classes described above plus an additional six non-healthcare related general business classes. These classes provide an integrated overview of functional areas of management as well as analytical tools for effective decision-making.
The general business classes may be taken on-line for maximum flexibility and convenience. The UTD School of Management was named “one of the top distance learning MBA providers in the world” by the Financial Times. The on-line classes require no on-campus visits.