Master of Science in Health Systems Management Program

Health Systems Management Master of Science

With Grantham’s Master of Science in Health Systems Management, you can be well on your way to an exciting management career in the healthcare systems marketplace. Through the convenience of our 100% online format and current, professionally relevant coursework, you will learn how to analyze information needs, design solutions and manage information storage, transfer and retrieval.

If you want to pursue your Master of Science in Health Systems Management, aside from having a bachelor’s degree, it is recommended you have at least 2-4 years experience working with computer systems. Our 100% online programs are specifically designed for people with limited time, including military personnel and those who work full time.

As reported in the news, a national plan was established to create universal medical records by 2015. The plan includes strategies to increase the use of healthcare information technology (HIT) and to create national standards to digitize, store and share healthcare information electronically. This initiative has increased the demand for trained individuals to manage complex HIT systems for hospitals nationwide.  With your Master of Science in Health Systems Management, you can be one of those in-demand professionals.

Master of Science in Health Systems Management Program Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the program, you will be able to:

  • Use information system tools, techniques and methodologies needed in HIT
  • Manage information systems development projects for administrators' needs
  • Ensure information policy and strategy aligns with clinical, ethical, legal and financial needs
  • Examine areas of the healthcare environment and ensure strategic thinking is used in your organization's operations

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, high school graduates, government employees, healthcare professionals, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

MS-Health Systems Management Credit Hours 36
Total Credit Hours 36

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
HSN501 Healthcare Systems
HSN536 Concepts of Health Informatics
IS526 Data Communications & Networking
HSN541 Healthcare Finance & Economics
IS566 Decision Support & Intelligent Systems
AH551 Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
AH537 HC Info Resources Mgmt 3
AH551 Legal and Eth Iss in HC Mgmt 3
AH597 Health Systems Mgmt Capstone 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
HSN509 Clinical & Administrative Syst 3
HSN536 Concepts Health Informatics 3
HSN541 Healthcare Finance & Economics 3
HSN548 Info Security Privacy Hlthcare 3
IS516 Data Management 3
IS526 Data Comm and Networking 3
IS536 Syst Analysis Design/Implement 3
IS566 DecisionSuprt/IntelligenceSyst 3
Program and core: 36
Electives (0): 0
Total: 36

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online

Career Information

Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs in all areas of the industry. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013)

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the medical and health services management field is projected to grow by more than 68,000 positions, which is a 16% increase.

  • 371,000
  • 303,000
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs.
*2020 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries

If you choose to work in the medical and health services management field, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$144,880
  • The median earn$84,270
  • The lower 10% earn$51,280
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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