Online MHA

Master of Science in Healthcare Management - General

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2022 to 2032.1 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.

Program Credits
5 Weeks
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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 student’s 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.

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Courses- Concentration Credits
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 Credits
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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Learning Outcomes

Master of Science in Healthcare Management Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply health care management and leadership principles with ethical decision-making to influence delivery of quality care
  2. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary for management and leadership positions in health care 
  3. Apply analytic, critical, and problem-solving skills to real-world situations for effective health care operations
  4. Integrate professionalism and ethical decision-making with management and leadership skills in health care operations
  5. Develop strategies to deliver quality healthcare using knowledge related to healthcare finance, marketing and economic indicators


Dr. Rose Nieves

Dr. Rose Nieves

University Dean

Dr. Rose Nieves is the Dean of the College of Nursing for Colorado Technical University. In this role, she leverages her vast experience as a nursing leader, educator and healthcare provider to help assess, mold, develop and direct the College of Nursing.

Dr. Laura Sliwinski, Ph.D.

Dr. Laura Sliwinski, Ph.D.

Executive Program Director

Dr. Laura Sliwinski joined CTU in 2020 as the Executive Program Director for Health Studies in the College of Nursing and Health Studies. Dr. Sliwinski has over twenty years combined experience in healthcare and higher education administration.


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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics,, visited May 9, 2024. This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.