The Benefits of Studying Healthcare Management

Touro Graduate School of Business (GSB) MS Program, Advanced Certificate Provide Crucial Knowledge Needed to Manage Healthcare Environments

February 07, 2019
Healthcare management is a field with tremendous growth potential.

If you’re a college graduate with at least a year of experience in either a healthcare or business setting who is seeking to advance your career or a business or medical professional looking to enhance your healthcare expertise, why not take the critical steps needed to attain the MS healthcare management degree?

Touro Graduate School of Business (GSB) is helping students gain the cutting-edge knowledge and skills needed to successfully and efficiently manage diverse healthcare environments including hospitals, medical and dental practices, long-term care facilities and insurance companies. The school provides a high level of training in core healthcare management principles, ranging from navigating managed healthcare in key areas such as policies, office management, payment systems, law and ethics, as well as specialized areas including gerontology.

Additionally, this healthcare management program can empower graduates to choose from an array of high paying opportunities such as a strategy development manager at a major medical center, director of practice management at leading industry non-profits, director of electronic medical records at large hospitals or an engagement manager at major health solutions organizations. The median annual salary for medical and health service managers was $118,000 in New York State, according to 2017 findings from the U.S .Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“We are planning to develop educational partnerships with long term care facilities and create internship and career placement opportunities with major healthcare organizations.  We will also be increasing the number of internships currently available through already established Touro partnerships with our health science graduate school and our eight colleges in healthcare professions,” said Dr. Sabra Brock, Interim Dean at GSB.

 Small Classes Provide Lasting Benefits

Within the graduate healthcare management marketplace, most programs are targeted to professionals who are already established in the field. Many are part of MBA programs requiring 50 plus credits, yet this Touro Master’s program only requires 33 credits.

“Touro’s Graduate School of Business offers shorter and less expensive programs that can be completed online. Due to our small class sizes, each student receives a high level of personal attention from a professor with real-world experience,” said Brock. Evening and Sunday classes are designed to accommodate working professionals as well.

Introduced in the fall of 2018, an advanced certificate in healthcare management is also offered at GSB. The 15-credit certificate provides essential knowledge on the basic business principles of healthcare management in diverse organizations and coursework focuses on healthcare management trends, financial management, ethics, and information systems. Graduate certificates are an ideal way to improve skills and knowledge in a particular area in less time than it would take for a full degree program. Additionally, the certificate is a great choice for prospective students who have no background in healthcare management and would like to get their foot in the door without committing to a master’s program.  The cost is less than the price of pursuing an advanced degree.

Find out more about the MS and Advanced Certificate degrees in Healthcare Management and make your mark in this rapidly expanding field.