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Master of Science in Healthcare Management

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHM) degree program is a prestigious and rigorous one-year, 36 credit-hour degree offered jointly between the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs (O’Neill) and the Kelley School of Business (KSB) at Indiana University Bloomington. We prepare students to lead in a variety of health-focused industries and fields including hospitals, healthcare consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, insurance, long term care facilitates and others. No prior experience or knowledge in healthcare and/or business is required! Students will complete 18 credit hours in Kelley and 18 credit hours in O’Neill.

There are 3 pathway options to complete the MSHM program: Traditional - Hybrid, Traditional - Online, and Executive. The two traditional pathways have the same curriculum while the executive pathway has a slightly different curriculum to meet the needs of an experienced working professional.
MSHM Requirement I: Program Requirements Outside of Required Courses

All MSHM students must successfully complete the following items in order to be eligible for graduation:

  • Online onboarding class before first semester begins
  • MSHM Orientation before first semester begins
  • Create and defend a portfolio
  • Demonstrate and ocument self-care behaviors on a semester basis through effective utilization of the 8 Dimensions of Wellness
MSHM Requirement II: Kelley Credits (18 credit hours)
Requirements: Traditional Pathway (15 credit hours)

The following courses are required:

BUKD-C 520 Quantitative Analysis (3 cr.)
BUKD-C 580 Intro to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)
BUKD-X 574 Career Design and Development (1.5 cr.)
BUS-X 545 Business Foundations (6 cr.)
BUS-Z 540 HR Systems and Organizational Effectiveness (1.5 cr.)
Requirements: Executive Pathway (15 credit hours)

The following courses are required:

BUEX-V 595 Health Economics for Policy & Management (3 cr.)
BUEX-V 596 Healthcare Finance  (1.5 cr.)
BUEX-V 596 Health Policy  (1.5 cr.)
BUEX-V 597 Healthcare Leadership  (3 cr.)
BUEX-V 598 Capstone in Public and Environmental Affairs   (3 cr.)
BUKD-X 574 Career Design and Development (1.5 cr.)
BUS-Z 590 Independent Study: Leadership Perspectives, Talent Management, and Organizational Change (1.5 cr.)
Electives - Traditional and Executive Pathway: (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following list:

BUKD-X 520 Kelley Washington Campus Program (3 cr.)
BUKD-X 530 Economics of Healthcare Analytics (3 cr.)
BUS-X 518 Business of Life Sciences I: Trends* (1.5 cr.)
BUS-X 519 Business of Life Sciences: Value Chain* (1.5 cr.)
Note: If taking X518/X519, students MUST take both courses to fulfill the 3-credit electives requirement. Please note, these courses have residential components that might not work for online students who live outside of Bloomington.
MSHM Requirement III: O'Neill Credits (18 credit hours)
Requirements - Traditional and Executive Pathway: (9 credit hours)

The folowing courses are required:

SPEA-H 525 Health Economics for Policy and Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 549 Health Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 600 Capstone (3 cr.)
Note: H600 requires successful completion of Practicum 1 and 2, otherwise, students must take V600.
Electives - Traditional and Executive Pathway: (9 credit hours)
Group 1 Electives: (3 credits hours)

Select one course from the following list:

SPEA-H 524 Healthcare Industry Regulations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 526 Healthcare Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.)
Group 2 Electives: (6 credits hours)

Select two courses from Group 1 Electives (not used in the Group 1 requirement) or the following list:

SPEA-H 585 Practicum I in Healthcare Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 586 Practicum II in Healthcare Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-M 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-N 557 Proposal Development and Grant Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 507 Data Analysis and Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA-P 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 535 Managing and Leading in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 536 Rights and Responsibilities: How Law Shapes Public Affairs (3 cr.)
Note: If you are in the online program, some of the elective courses will be offered as SPCN instead of SPEA

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