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The M.S. in Health Systems Management program furthers the professional skills of current and future senior health system managers in the efficient and effective management of local, state and national health care organizations. Graduates of the M.S. in Health Systems Management program will be able to work both independently and in team settings to identify, analyze and formulate solutions to the critical problems that affect the provision of efficient, effective and equitable health care services by health care providers.

Conceptual relationship among university and program goals and objectives.

The University of Baltimore Outcomes Assessment Committee has specified the following learning goals for the University:

  1. Apply strategies that enhance professional and personal competence.
  2. Connect knowledge with choices and actions that engage others in diverse local and global communities.
  3. Acquire knowledge about models of ethical behavior and understand its implications in the development of personal and professional relationships.
  4. Communicate effectively in various media.
  5. Think critically and creatively to solve problems and adapt to new environments.
  6. Gather and evaluate information using scientific, qualitative, humanistic and aesthetic methods.
  7. Develop an integrated and specialized knowledge and skills base.

The M.S. in Health Systems Management is the terminal degree for professionals seeking an advanced career in the health care management field. The program enhances and strengthens the applied management skills of students by exposing them to high-quality courses in management and policy analysis, epidemiology, quantitative methods, and financial and information technology fields. Health Systems Management students are trained to analyze issues and formulate solutions to the critical problems confronting health care management organizations in the 21st century.

The M.S. in Health Systems Management addresses the learning goals for the University by teaching students to think critically and creatively about problems in the health care field. Students also learn to solve health specific problems using statistical and program evaluation techniques. Detailed and specific knowledge of the health care field is developed which promotes engagement in the profession at the managerial level. Online and in-person coursework facilitates communication skills across different media. Students develop skills to stay connected to the local and international health care communities.