MSHM Executive Program

Priority application deadline extended for summer and fall master's programs.

Apply by February 1 to qualify for fellowship funding

Gain a competitive edge with an Executive Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Learn the business of healthcare from two of the most respected schools in the nation—the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business—while keeping your career on track. You’ll expand your career options and growth potential through executive business education that fits into your schedule and is cost effective.

Designed for the working professional with at least four years of industry experience broader management potential, coursework is online with a one-week in-residence course and a two-week capstone.


Application deadlines (August start date)

  • Priority deadline: July 15, 2023
  • Final deadline: August 1, 2023

Apply by the priority deadline to be considered for MSHM fellowships.

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How you'll benefit

Life-sciences business acumen taught by faculty experts that will support company
growth in a changing environment.

With the exception of a one-week, in-residence course and a two-day capstone experience, all work is conducted online in faculty-led synchronous and asynchronous sessions. We offer a flexible program so you can complete your degree at your pace.

Participants will apply their new knowledge to business challenges immediately.

You’ll earn 14 certifications including the Executive Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences, Project Management, Lean, and Agile.

Explore the curriculum

Core curriculum

  • Leadership Perspectives, Talent Management, and Organizational Change
  • The Value Chain in Healthcare
  • Accounting for Executives in the Life Sciences 1
  • Accounting for Executives in the Life Sciences 2
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Marketing Management & Strategy in Life Sciences
  • Career Design and Development
  • Health Economics for Policy and Management
  • Health Policy
  • Capstone


  • Kelley Washington Campus Program
  • Economics of Healthcare Analytics
  • Business of Life Sciences
  • Healthcare Industry Regulation
  • Healthcare Finance
  • MSHM Practicum I & II
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs
  • Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making
  • Public Program Evaluation
  • Proposal Development and Grant Administration
  • Law and Public Affairs
  • Public Management

About the MSHM Executive Program

36credit hours

2semesters of leadership experience

1-5years to complete, flexible schedule

50 years at O'Neill