Health Services Management Specialization

The Health Services Management specialization provides frameworks that help students understand the challenges of managing healthcare in a changing environment, along with the skills you'll need to be an effective manager.

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, Current Issues in Health Policy

HPAM-GP.1833, Health Services Management
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 for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Care Organizations
PADM-GP.2173, Operations Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Contexts
PADM-GP.2430, Multi-Sector Partnerships: A Comparative Perspective
HPAM-GP.2836, Current Issues in Health Policy
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
HPAM-GP.4831, Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy
HPAM-GP.4837, Organizing for Success in a Value-Based Payment World
HPAM-GP.4838, The Making of a Healthcare Entrepreneur
HPAM-GP.4839, Leading Change in Healthcare Organizations: Practical Strategies
HPAM-GP.4848, Managed Care: Impact on Healthcare Decision Making
HPAM-GP.4852, Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management
HPAM-GP.4853, Healthcare Law and Ethics