MSHM Curriculum

Skills-based curriculum to make a difference in healthcare management

In just one year, you’ll learn how to make sound, data-driven decisions and develop the exact skills the healthcare industry seeks in its leaders. Developed through a unique partnership with the Kelley School of Business, we worked with more than 50 healthcare leaders from across the industry to create a curriculum that delivers real-life competencies through real-life experiences.

You’ll be prepared for a leadership role across the healthcare spectrum, including hospitals, healthcare consulting firms, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, insurance, and long-term care providers.

The principles you need to launch a career to serve the greater good

  • Start the summer with a six credit-hour jumpstart course in the Kelley School of business, to help develop a sound foundation for your graduate course work
  • Your remaining two semesters will consist of 12-15 credits, including a five-day intensive course in the spring set in Washington, D.C.

You’ll gain skills critical for the success of healthcare leaders in:

  • Healthcare Literacy
  • Business Acumen
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership Skills/Emotional Intelligence
  • Data and Analytics Competency
  • Career Foresight

You’ll spend 5-20 hours a week with a healthcare provider, leading a multidisciplinary team through a continuous improvement project. More than an internship, this is a carefully designed immersion experience tied directly to your coursework.

By completing multiple national certification trainings, you’ll demonstrate you’ve mastered the skills you need to succeed to potential employers.

  • Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences
  • Lean: Green Awareness
  • Lean: A3 Thinking
  • Professional Agile Scrum Master Training delivered by Agility Consulting
  • Presentation Advantage ®
  • Project Management Essentials ®
  • The Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity ®
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People ® 
  • Meeting Advantage™
  • Speed of Trust ®
  • Unconscious Bias 

  • Healthcare Economics for Policy and Management
  • IT for Managers: The Strategic  Use of Information Technology in Business
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Health Policy
  • Healthcare Finance

For your specific curriculum, please meet with your advisor. 

See course descriptions

Faculty experts in healthcare management and policy

April Grudi
Director, Master of Science in Healthcare Management
(812) 855-2840

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Lean
  • Strategy Deployment

Seth Freedman
Associate Professor
(812) 855-5054

  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics

Victoria Perez
Assistant Professor
(812) 856-4647

  • Private and governmental financing of healthcare
  • Insurance economics, finance, and regulation

Kosali Simon
Herman B Wells Endowed Professor
(812) 856-3850

  • Health economics and policy
  • The impact of state and federal regulations attempting to ease the availability of private and public health insurance for vulnerable populations
  • Health and labor market outcomes