What Sets UM-Flint's Health Care Management Program Apart?
Collaboratively offered through our Department of Public Health and Health Sciences (PHHS) and the School of Management (SOM), the innovative Master of Science in Health Care Management looks to continue a strong growth of health care offerings by the University of Michigan-Flint.
Students who graduate from this program will not only complete a master’s degree, but will also complete an SOM business certificate as well.
Responding to Health Care Needs
The demand for health care services is increasingly driven by an overall aging population. Our workforce must be responsive by adequately training our current and future leaders. Health care administrators and managers will use this degree to earn the management education necessary for professional success, personal advancement, and to support patient well-being.
Through this program, students will learn not only state-of-the-art practical underpinnings of health care management, but also how to implement proven foundational concepts and frameworks through simulated “real world” applications and exercises. The MS in Health Care Management will allow students to work effectively as self-aware, reflective change agents, armed with a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics. Graduates of this program will have the knowledge to improve patient and organizational outcomes while employing leadership practices that will lead their organizations to success in their respective health care segments of the economy.
Built for the Working Professional
This program is designed for mid-level managers from private and non-profit hospital and health care sectors for whom leadership and organizational knowledge and skills are necessary components of professional success and personal advancement.
This 30 credit hour program is organized to be completed part-time is as few as 22 months. Students may also have the option to complete it in a shorter time frame if they attend full-time. Our blended format allows for students to complete the majority of the program online while attending only occasionally for the residency portion of the SOM courses.
All health care administration courses are offered 100% online. The four business courses in this program are offered in a blended format of online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus residency sessions per semester. Students have the flexibility desired in a graduate program while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting. This gives students networking opportunities not found in most online programs.
Earn a Business Certificate
To complete the School of Management business certificate, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the four business courses. When applying for graduation for the MS degree, students will also apply to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business from the School of Management. These business courses can transfer directly into the MBA should a student wish to continue his or her education.
Health Care Legacy
The University of Michigan has a storied history of outstanding health care degrees. From Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor to the Doctor of Physical Therapy in Flint, our programs are among the nation’s best in preparing successful physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical leaders. The faculty of the MS in Health Care Management look to continue that same rich legacy by offering this progressive and responsive degree.