Health Systems Management (MS)

Health Systems Management Master of Science Degree

Grantham University’s Master of Science in Health Systems Management can help you find your way to an exciting management career in healthcare systems. With the push for universal medical records – and secure, easy-to-use systems to access them – the demand for highly trained professionals to manage complex healthcare information technology (HIT) has never been higher. If you have a bachelor’s degree and two-to-four years of computer systems experience, this program is perfect for you.

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. And our 100% online programs are specifically designed for people with limited time, including military personnel and those who work full time.

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, military personnel, 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

Curriculum Highlights

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

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
AH537 Healthcare Information Resources Management 3
AH551 Legal and Ethical Issues of Healthcare Management 3
AH597 Health Systems Management Capstone 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
HSN509 Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
HSN536 Concepts of Healthcare Informatics 3
HSN541 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3
HSN548 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments 3
IS516 Data Management 3
IS526 Data Communications and Networking 3
IS536 System Analysis Design and Implementation 3
IS566 Decision Support & Intelligent Systems 3
Program and core: 36
Electives (0): 0
Total: 36

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

Career Information

In the face of an aging population, job prospects within the healthcare field are shooting up – including careers in healthcare-related network and computer systems [1]. With growing concerns for cybercrime and privacy issues, healthcare systems aren’t getting any simpler to manage. The need for highly trained professionals will only grow as time goes on.

The Master of Health Systems Management will prepare you for a career as a computer or information systems manager, a field expected to grow by more than 50,000 positions by 2022 – an increase of 15 percent! [2] In addition to being in high demand, this position typically offers a median wage around $120,000 [3] .

10-year Job Growth[2]

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.

  • 383,600
  • 332,700
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new and replacement jobs for computer and information systems managers. 2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salaries[3]

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

  • The top 10% earn$187,200
  • The median earn$120,950
  • The lower 10% earn$74,940
Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries for computer and information systems managers are dependent on prior experience as well as the number of years of seniority.

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