Effective Management Skills and Knowledge
The Health Services Management specialization provides frameworks to understand the challenges of managing health care in a changing environment and the skills necessary to be effective in management roles. Topics include design and control in health organizations, management of service operations, the personnel function and human resources management in health settings, information systems, marketing and strategic planning.
Required Specialization Courses
HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management OR HPAM-GP.1831, Introduction to Global Health Policy
- HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality ImprovementHPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and ManagementHPAM-GP.4823, Healthcare Information Technology for ManagersHPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: PrinciplesHPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational DesignHPAM-GP.4834, Health Care Management II: Adaptation and the Professional ManagerHPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care OrganizationsHPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting
All Capstone projects begin in the fall and are completed at the end of the spring semester. Full-time students who begin in the spring semester typically need 2½ years to complete their degree.
Graduation and Employment Rates
100% of May 2014 graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation.
91% of students who entered in Fall 2008 graduated on or before Summer 2013. (NYU Wagner allows up to 5 years to complete the MPA degree.)