Global Health Program Management (Master's)
In this concentration, you will learn how to manage healthcare programs, services, and product distribution at a global level. Develop transferable skills across a multitude of global health management settings in this concentration ideal for those working in healthcare-related NGO’s. Or, this concentration is well suited for those working in research, development, and marketing of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, or support services. In this concentration you will learn how to:
- Work with remote teams
- Navigate regional governance, laws, and customs
- Think critically to reach competent, cross-functional decisions
- Manage regulatory compliance
- Operate effective healthcare programs in the international market, with an emphasis on non-governmental organizations (NGO's)
- Implement systems, processes, and procedures with transferable skills across many cultures and countries
MLS in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Health Program Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Core courses - 20 qtr. hrs
Core courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field. The Capstone course is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
- GS 4010 - Global Players, Structures, and Trends
- GS 4020 - Cultural Positioning and Assessment
- GS 4030 - Issues in Working Internationally
- GS 4905 - Graduate Social Research Methods
- GS 4901 - Capstone Project
- GS 4902 - Capstone Seminar
- GS 4904 - Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- HC 4200 - Comparative Healthcare Systems
- HC 4500 - Operational Challenges in Global Health Management
- HC 4510 - Legal and Employment Issues in Global Health Management
- HC 4520 - Global Health NGO Management
- HC 4530 - Regulatory Compliance in Global Health Management
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Global Affairs programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
After you submit your academic plan, your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Global Affairs programs include:
- GS 4100 - Hunger, Food, and Health
- GS 4110 - Sustainable Development
- GS 4120 - Terrorism and War in the 21st Century
- GS 4130 - Human Rights and the Role of Women
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Careers in Global Health Program Management
Researcher, Program Administrator, Health Policy Analyst, Program Manager, NGO Director, Operations Director, Public Health Analyst, Health Educator
Plan and implement healthcare related initiatives abroad; deal with crisis management; shape policies and interpret foreign policies related to healthcare; research; healthcare promotion and education; analyze data; manage budgets and finances.
While careers in global health span a myriad of industries, graduates of this program will be especially equipped to work for NGOs, government agencies, and voluntary organizations. There is a rising demand for healthcare leaders who are skilled at working across cultures and borders, according to a 2014 report from Deloitte. Those who grasp the essentials of change management and innovation will be in high demand, along with those who have skills in management, finance, and healthcare policy.
Careers In Global Affairs
Translate a degree into a career.
A master's degree or graduate certificate in translation studies translates to a thriving career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 28% of translators or interpreters work within the educational field, 13% work in healthcare, and 9% are employed by the government. Translators can also explore other potential career areas, including conferences, conventions, travel guides, judiciary, localization, or literary translation. If you have second language proficiency in Spanish—you're in luck! This foreign language is in high-demand, but of course, it's not so foreign to you!
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If you strive to succeed as a global citizen and want to discuss globalization in terms of business, culture, governments, and major issues, then immerse yourself in global issues and world history. With an international studies background, job opportunities are limitless: business manager, politician, journalist, historian, or marketer for governments, institutions, non-profit organizations, or private businesses. Compete in a global market, which is becoming smaller as technology grows.
Global Affairs program graduates may hold potential job titles such as Foreign Service Officer, Historian, Political Advisor, Archivist, International Relations Specialist, Teacher, Communications Officer, Non-Profit Director, Journalist, Advocate, Translator, Diplomat, or Public Affairs Coordinator.
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