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Master of Science in Healthcare Management - General

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management is designed to help you prepare to effectively manage and lead within healthcare organizations. This online Master’s in Healthcare Management program is structured to help you develop a greater understanding of how to effectively manage a healthcare organization and influence change at a variety of levels for healthcare quality.

Explore healthcare operations including human capital, finance, information systems, and strategic planning. This degree in healthcare management is designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of health policy issues, and various legal, ethical and moral issues in healthcare. Choose from either a general track or informatics concentration to focus your field of study. In the capstone course, you will have the opportunity to complete an assignment that demonstrates your understanding of the various aspects of healthcare management.

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Program Affiliation

CTU’s Master of Science in Healthcare Management program is recognized as an Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to fostering excellence and innovation in healthcare management and policy education, and scholarship.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics,, visited December 12, 2020. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission


  • October 03, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • January 02, 2024




  • Online

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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MSHCM) is a 48 credit-hour-program that is offered online. The program includes 28 credit hours in the healthcare management core with 20 credit hours dedicated to a concentration or electives of the students' choosing.

    The degree program helps students prepare to manage and lead in a variety of health care organizations using principles of financial and human resource management, strategic planning, governance, and ethics. The program is designed to emphasize continued professional development and understanding of the current political, legal, and regulatory environment influencing the U.S. health care industry. Students work toward developing strategies to deliver quality healthcare using knowledge related to health care finance, marketing and economic indicators and identify evidence-based practices to assess and improve quality of care. Students are encouraged to utilize their knowledge of health care management and leadership principles to positively influence the delivery of quality health care.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    Health Studies Mission Statement:

    Health Studies at CTU is dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the relevant principles and competencies to empower students from diverse backgrounds to pursue leadership roles and career pathways in an evolving healthcare field.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses- Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    HCM670 Management of Human Resources in Healthcare 4
    HCM672 Quality Improvement in Healthcare 4
    HCM673 Healthcare Marketing Strategies 4
    HCM675 Healthcare Economics 4
    HCM679 Healthcare Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20
    Courses- Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    HCM612 Managing the Healthcare Organization 4
    HCM632 Systems in Healthcare 4
    HCM671 Healthcare Statistics 4
    HCM674 Health Policy in the United States 4
    HCM676 Healthcare Finance 4
    HCM677 Information Systems for Healthcare 4
    HCM678 Healthcare Law and Ethics 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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