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Master of Healthcare Management (MHCM)

The Master of Healthcare Management (MHCM) is an in-depth, focused program that allows students to examine the healthcare industry, including its operations, structures and challenges, from a unique leadership perspective. The multi-disciplinary curriculum is specifically designed to better prepare students who want to take on greater leadership roles in the complex and ever-changing healthcare industry. Students in this masters of healthcare management program will gain a comprehensive core of knowledge of the healthcare industry and have the opportunity to work through challenging scenarios common to leaders of healthcare organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes, insurance companies and government agencies.

  • Next Start Date

    July 20th, 2015

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  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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  • The AIU Master of Healthcare Management is a highly focused degree program that provides students with a comprehensive core of the specialized knowledge and skills needed for healthcare management, including being able to:

    • Develop organizational and operational plans to solve problems and improve healthcare environment and performance.
    • Recognize, evaluate and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
    • Use knowledge of economics, financial drivers and competitive analysis concepts, principles and theory to critically analyze and evaluate healthcare management.
    • Apply quantitative and qualitative analysis to evaluate the quality of decision-making and research to solve problems.
    • Analyze various leader, follower, cultural and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership and adapt to the needs of situations, employees and co-workers in various healthcare environments.
    • Evaluate the opportunities provided by technology for healthcare.
    • Communicate effectively in management situations.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

    The Master of Healthcare Management degree program is not accredited by ACBSP.

  • In this multi-disciplinary degree, students will get a holistic, comprehensive understanding of how the healthcare industry works. Topics covered include global, historical, organizational and operational perspectives across multiple disciplines such as law, marketing, business, government, finance, accounting, ethics and technology. Courses are taught by healthcare industry specialists who bring their real-world perspective into the classroom.


    • Healthcare Operations Assessment and Improvement
    • Healthcare Leadership and Management
    • U.S. Healthcare System
    • Healthcare Information Systems Management
    • Healthcare Market Research and Analysis
    • Healthcare Financial Management and Decision Making
    • Legal and Ethical Implications in Healthcare
    • Capstone-Strategic Management for Healthcare


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • AIU's Master of Healthcare Management degree program (MHCM) is designed to provide professionals already working in the healthcare industry an advanced understanding of how the healthcare industry is managed across multiple disciplines such as government, law, marketing, business, finance, accounting, ethics and information systems.

    Students will be able to work through challenging scenarios common to healthcare-related organizations. They will be able to plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. Students will be able to manage health facilities, clinical areas or departments and be able to work with physician groups and medical practices to improve or change services. Equipped with these skills and extensive knowledge of healthcare systems, students may be able to find jobs in healthcare organizations such as hospitals, nursing facilities, clinics, health insurance companies, medical or health supply-chain companies, medical technology firms, or medical associations and non-profits.

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