Health Systems Management (Master of Science)

Earn an Online Master’s in Health Systems Management

Ready to advance your IT career? Want to move into management? Grantham University’s Master of Science in Health Systems Management can help you find your way to a management career in healthcare systems.

What will I learn in my online master’s in Health Systems Management program?
Earn this degree in healthcare management and learn how to analyze information needs, design solutions and manage information storage, transfer and retrieval in healthcare environments.

Note: Candidates for the Master of Science in Health Systems Management program should hold a bachelor’s degree in computer or information systems or a related area … or a bachelor’s degree and two-to-four years computer systems work experience.

What careers can I pursue with my online master’s in Health Systems Management?
After completing this program, you will be equipped to pursue a non-medical management career in the IT department of just about any healthcare business in the industry. Potential job titles include information systems manager and management information systems director1.

How long is my online master’s degree program in Health Systems Management?
At 37 credit hours, this online management information systems degree program should be completed in about 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will the online Health Systems Management degree program cost?
The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Health Systems Management Program Outcomes
After successfully completing this health systems management online degree program, you will be able to:

  • Utilize information systems tools, techniques and methodologies applicable to healthcare systems
  • Manage healthcare information systems development projects that meet health administration needs
  • Develop reporting and support capabilities for healthcare decisions
  • Ensure information policy and strategy is consistent with the clinical, ethical, legal and financial requirements of healthcare institutions
  • Evaluate all aspects of the healthcare environment and integrate strategic thinking into the operations of the organization

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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

Textbook Information

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
AH541 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3
AH551 Legal and Ethical Issues of Healthcare Management 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
HSN509 Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
HSN536 Concepts of Healthcare Informatics 3
HSN548 Information Security and Privacy in Healthcare Environments 3
IS516 Data Management 3
IS526 Data Communications and Networking 3
IS675 Systems Analysis and Design 3
IS566 Decision Support & Intelligent Systems 3
AH597 Health Systems Management Capstone 3
GU500 Graduate Student Success 1
Program and core: 37
Electives (0): 0
Total: 37

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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