Health Services Management Specialization

Our mission is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in healthcare organizations. Our graduates apply their knowledge and skills to make evidence-based decisions that create high-quality, cost-effective healthcare organizations, and that promote health equity and population health.  We seek to recruit students who are diverse and who are early-career working professionals.  Though most of our students are from the Northeast, we aim for representation from across the U.S.  Drawing on a faculty of prominent scholars and practitioners, we deliver a curriculum that emphasizes core competencies and integrates academic coursework and practical experience. Our location in New York City enables students to gain valuable work experience while enrolled in our Program.  Program graduates advance or launch their careers in a variety of organizations in the healthcare field.


Topics include design and control in health organizations, management of service operations, personnel and human resources management, information systems, marketing, and strategic planning.


Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet


CORE-GP.1011, Statistical Methods
CORE-GP.1018, Microeconomics
CORE-GP.1020, Management and Leadership
CORE-GP.1021, Financial Management
CORE-GP.1022, Introduction to Public Policy

Required Courses

HPAM-GP.1830, Introduction to Health Policy and Management OR HPAM-GP.2836, Topics in Health Policy: Policy, Politics, and Power

HPAM-GP.1833, Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations
HPAM-GP.2825, Continuous Quality Improvement
HPAM-GP.4822, Healthcare Information Technology: Public Policy and Management
HPAM-GP.4830, Health Economics: Principles
HPAM-GP.4835, Principles of Human Resources Management for Healthcare Organizations
HPAM-GP.4840, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - I: Financial Management and Budgeting
HPAM-GP.4841, Financial Management for Health Care Orgs - II: Capital Financing and Advanced Issues

Elective COURSES

Students may wish to select their electives from the recommended list below:

PADM-GP.2145, Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact
PADM-GP.2170, Performance Measurement and Management
PADM-GP.2173, Operations Management
PADM-GP.2430, Multi-Sector Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective
HPAM-GP.2836, Topics in Health Policy: Policy, Politics, and Power
HPAM-GP.2839, Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations: Practical Strategies
HPAM-GP.2846, The Realities of Managing Complex Health Systems
HPAM-GP.2852, Comparative Analysis of Health Systems
PADM-GP.4111, Leading Service Delivery
PADM-GP.4137, Communications and Branding for Nonprofits
PADM-GP.4154, Management Consulting for Public Service Organizations
PADM-GP.4311, Lean Approaches to Social Innovation
URPL-GP.4632, Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
URPL-GP.4634, Equitable Community Engagement
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4849, Current Issues in Reproductive Healthcare Management and Policy
HPAM-GP.4852, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management