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 Improvement
    HPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and Management
    HPAM-GP.4823, Healthcare Information Technology for Managers
    HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
    HPAM-GP.4833, Health Care Management I: Control and Organizational Design
    HPAM-GP.4834, Health Care Management II: Adaptation and the Professional Manager
    HPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Health Care Organizations
    HPAM-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.

CAP-GP.3801, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Health Finance, Management, and Policy I
CAP-GP.3802, Capstone: Advanced Projects in Health Finance, Management, and Policy II