Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM)

Be a healthcare leader with an MS in Healthcare Management

With an MS in Healthcare Management (MSHM) you’ll gain the skills you need to approach the healthcare industry with a business and policy perspective. This program is for anyone interested in building a competitive advantage for entry- and mid-level management positions in healthcare. No prior industry experience—and no GRE—required.

Complete your MS in Healthcare Management in one year with this rigorous, accelerated 36 credit-hour degree program and graduate ready to be a leader in the healthcare industry.

Skills-based curriculum

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.

  • 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

MSHM graduate facts

Recruiting companies include:

  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Watson Health
  • Claro Healthcare
  • Beacon Health

Recent positions offered:

  • Data Analyst
  • Healthcare Administration Fellowships
  • Innovation Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Sales Associate
  • And more!

$73-110KAverage starting salary

Intense, holistic preparation

The Washington Campus Experience

Study with policy experts, political and government leaders, and other key players to learn how to ethically and effectively influence the public policy process through our intensive educational and professional development course in Washington, D.C.

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Our program will prepare you to model a variety of self-care strategies for your staff and peers to ensure maximum performance.

Learn from faculty with experience 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