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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Health Care Management, M.S.

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The Master of Science in Health Care Management program is designed to prepare health care professionals to survive and prosper in the twenty-first century. The curriculum provides students with a unique blend of knowledge that bridges the world of health care and the world of finance, marketing, accounting, and management. The objective of this advanced education is to enable graduates to manage and supervise administrative areas in both public and private health care settings more efficiently. This interdisciplinary program involves faculty from the College of Business Administration and adjunct lecturers from relevant health care agencies and organizations. The program consists of 33 credit hours (11 courses). There is no thesis.

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for MS Health Care Management

Learning Goals (AACSB)


Business Knowledge - Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced business concepts in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing as relevant to the healthcare industry. 


Technology Skills - Students will be able to assess tech-relevant issues and utilize the appropriate technology and software applications to address what is needed. 


Strategic Problem Solving and Analytical Skills - Students will be able to define and resolve business problems using appropriate analytical tools. 


Professional Communication Skills - Students will compose professional communication messages and reports across oral, written and visual mediums. 

Admissions Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 grading system from undergraduate work; satisfactory academic standing at the last university or college attended.

Total Credits Required: 33

  1. ACCT 5400  (prerequisite) Introduction to Financial Account and Finance Concepts this course is required for non-business students and if taken may be used as an approved elective.

Executive Track

For experienced managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs who are working full time, the Executive track of the MS in Health Care Management (MSHCM) degree is a lock-step program designed to allow rapid completion of the MSHCM degree with minimal disruption of work responsibilities. In this 15-month program, classes are held primarily on Saturdays and Sundays of alternating weeks. Additional fees apply. Classes may be taken only by students admitted to the Executive track of the MS in HCM program. Admission to the Executive track of the MSHCM program is separate from admission to the HCM program.

In addition to meeting the minimum standards for admission to the Graduate School, admission to the Executive track of the Master of Science in Health Care Management Program is at the discretion of the College of Business Administration’s Committee on Executive MS-HCM graduate admissions. Applicants to the program may be required to take the Graduate Management Applications Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). UNO Graduate School English language requirements must also be fulfilled.

Applicants are evaluated based on:

  1. the length and quality of their business experience;
  2. attainment of, and grade point in, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

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