MMHC PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND COURSES
Business fundamentals. Health care specifics.
30 credit hours / six eight-week modules
The unique schedule of the Vanderbilt Master of Management in Health Care program assures the highest quality educational experience without disrupting your job responsibilities or the day-to-day operations of sponsoring healthcare organizations. Over a one-year period, you will participate in core business courses one night a week, attend intensive healthcare industry-specific courses one weekend per month and work in teams on a healthcare Capstone Strategy Project throughout the program.
Vanderbilt’s Master of Management in Health Care 30-credit hour curriculum includes:
- 12 credit hours in Management Core Courses
- 12 credit hours in Healthcare Industry Courses
- 4 credit hour Capstone Strategy Project
- 2 credit hour Excel Fundamentals
Management Core Courses
12 credits / 1 night per week
The Management Core includes six graduate-level management courses that provide the solid business foundation upon which the healthcare industry-specific courses build. These modules are taught by the same professors who teach in the world-class Vanderbilt MBA programs. Owen’s faculty members offer both theoretical and practical knowledge across comprehensive business disciplines.
|Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Financial and Managerial Accounting||2|
|Leading Teams and Organization||2|
Healthcare Industry Courses
12 credits / 1 weekend per month
In tandem with the Management Core, six intensive Healthcare Industry Courses ensure a solid healthcare platform for application. You will be challenged to apply the core management disciplines so that you are equipped to manage profitable, innovative healthcare programs and services. Senior leaders and managers from provider organizations partner with Owen faculty to provide the pragmatic insight required for these courses.
|Course Title||Credit Hours|
|Economics of Healthcare Delivery||2|
|Configuring and Optimizing Healthcare Operations||2|
|Strategies for High Performance Organizations||2|
The business side mixing with the operational side in the classroom is where a lot of the value comes in.
Andrew AnglemyerMaster of Management in Healthcare, 2015
Capstone Strategy Project
4 credits / Concurrent with one-year program
The Capstone Strategy Project is an immersion component that ties the curriculum together, enabling you to apply your new knowledge to a real health care business problem while honing your leadership ability within a team.
You will work on a project of significant importance to a sponsoring organization (most often yours). With faculty oversight, you must demonstrate rigorous application of business concepts and disciplines. Your team is responsible for diagnosing the critical problem, defining an appropriate scope of work, managing institutional expectations and producing a suitable recommendation in both written and presentation form.
Owen really expanded my view. The research requirements for the Capstone Strategy Project are making me dig deeper than I ever had before because I can see the benefits, not only for myself, but for my organization.
Lee Ann BurneyMaster of Management in Healthcare, 2014
Leadership Development Program
(Non-credit) Concurrent with one-year program
The Leadership Development Program frames the Capstone Strategy Project, offering individual assessment and planning prior to the team project, application of new leadership techniques throughout the project and reflection and evaluation as the project commences. With access to best-of-class diagnostic tools, used by executives in Fortune 500 companies, and personalized executive coaching, you will develop the skills to manage more effectively in health care organizations.
Working with a seasoned leadership coach, using validated techniques, I was forced out of my comfort zone. I now have a better understanding of my personal leadership style, strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Oran Anderson, MDMaster of Management in Healthcare, 2013