The Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care program is designed for working professionals who are managers, health care practitioners, clinicians and executives who are in —or will be moving into—management roles within a private or public health care delivery organization including clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and pharmacies. It is also suited for non-clinicians and other healthcare professionals who are tasked with managing clinical employees. With few exceptions, we expect these individuals to be sponsored or endorsed by their current employers. Candidates should have at least five years of relevant work experience and a demonstrated track record within the organization to fully benefit from this program.
Some questions you should be asking yourself before you apply:
- Can I meet the requirements needed to submit an application?
- Can I dedicate extra study hours each week outside of class and my personal and professional responsibilities?
- Am I willing to dedicate one night a week and one weekend a month to attending class for one year?
- Does my employer understand the time commitment of the degree?
- Is my employer receptive to my new ideas so that my new skills and solutions have a chance of gaining implementation?
- Is my employer willing to offer financial sponsorship?
- Is my support system (spouse, partner, children) prepared for my individual and group study commitments inside and outside of the classroom?
- Does my family understand the importance of my time away, especially on weekends?
To be considered, all applicants must have:
- A completed, submitted online application
- Undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable)
- GMAT or GRE score recommended, not required
- Five years of relevant work experience
- Sponsorship or endorsement by current employer
- Personal interview
We know that, in the end, your questions and concerns are as unique as you are. So our admissions staff is available to sit down with you for a personal consultation. We’ll help answer your questions and help you assess whether the timing is right for you to apply.
I have learned so much from my fellow students. The mix of all disciplines of health care is truly unique. We are all in this together, and by ‘this’ I mean health care. We all want to make a difference and we want to make it better. Each and every student adds a different perspective and I have gained insight from all of my classmates at some point throughout the program.
Rachel GoodmanMMHC, 2013