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Global Health Program Management (Master's)

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Learn how to manage programs for healthcare services and products distribution in the international healthcare market as you develop a portfolio of transferable skills across a multitude of global health management settings. 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


The Global Health Program Management concentration is designed with an emphasis on those working in healthcare-related NGO’s both domestically and internationally, and on those working in research, development and marketing of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and support services. Consult your advisor about electives or a certificate from other Healthcare Leadership concentrations or one of the other University College programs, such as courses to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, to enhance your career planning.

To learn more about the Healthcare Leadership degree, visit the program overview page.


Required Courses

MS in Healthcare Leadership 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.


Concentration courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)

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.


Elective courses - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Healthcare Leadership programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

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 Healthcare Leadership programs include:


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Careers in Global Health Program Management

Titles
Researcher, Program Administrator, Health Policy Analyst, Program Manager, NGO Director, Operations Director, Public Health Analyst, Health Educator

Responsibilities
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.

Outlook
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 Healthcare Leadership

Where need meets desire.
According to Explore Health Careers, a perfect storm is brewing for aspiring healthcare professionals, administrators, and managers as the number of patients with age-related health needs increases along with the number of health professionals retiring from the field in conjunction with emerging technologies changing the way we live and die, healthcare is the field to be in. Driven by major policy changes in the healthcare insurance industry related to access, transparency and relevance, job opportunities in clinics and outpatient care sites will increase dramatically in both urban and rural areas. Opportunities for medical and health services specialists are projected to grow by 16% through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created in the next several years will be related to the healthcare industry.

Technology transforms!
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.-rare and welcomed bright spot in the job market, according to a Monster.com report. Leadership roles are crucial in this period of change as healthcare policies and regulatory systems continue to evolve at the national level, as well as the cutting-edge technologies being made available to the public. Employment for medical records and health information technology professionals is expected to grow 20% within the next decade, much faster than the average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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