Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

1-2 years
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Help align the business of health care with its healing purpose.
The M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Services Management prepares you to facilitate the practice of health care by providing the solid business management skills and industry specific knowledge needed to effectively lead today's health care organizations.

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Why earn a degree in Health Services Management Master's?

The M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Services Management allows you the opportunity to study the major systems that comprise health care organizations: governance, finance, clinical services and human resources.

You'll learn to identify and understand the best practices and processes of the well-managed health care organization in its variety of forms (ambulatory care, acute care, long-term care, home health, and so forth). The program provides you with skills needed to effectively coordinate, integrate, and improve the quality of health services.

In this way, we hope to prepare you for the many opportunities and unique challenges of a continuously changing health care industry.

Marketable Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Strategic integration of business subjects
  • Quantitative analysis of business situations
  • Apply principles of ethical conduct
  • Apply knowledge to business situations

Health Services Management Master's Highlights

Evening and online courses allow you to combine coursework with full-time or part-time employment.
Our faculty are highly regarded for their research interests and excellent teaching. Since many are active professionals in the Dallas – Fort Worth business community, they understand the complex demands of a global industry.
While pursuing your degree, you’ll also have access to business networking opportunities, educational internship programs, computer and tutoring labs, and student organizations.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business Career Resource Center provides services that include career guidance, interview and résumé preparation, and job placement.
The G. Brint Ryan College of Business, one of the nation’s largest business schools, is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – which means we meet or exceed strict academic standards for excellence in education.
The broad spectrum of health care services in the DallasFort Worth region affords students employment opportunities from a wide array of settings.

Career Outlook

Career opportunities after you complete the M.B.A. program through the Department of Management are abundant. Individuals with established career paths will have the opportunity to gain the broader, more general perspective necessary for promotion to top managerial positions. As a professional within the field of Health Services Management, will find your career specialization reinforced with this degree.

Career possibilities include:

  • Health Services Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator

Health Services Management Master's Courses You Could Take

Introduction to the Business Decision Process (3 hrs)
Emphasis on model assumptions, applying the correct statistical model and interpreting the results. Topics include simple regression, multiple regression (e.g., qualitative variable coding, model building) and experimental design (e.g., completely randomized design, randomized block design, multi-factor designs).
Financial Management (3 hrs)
Tools and techniques used and proposed in corporate financial management. Analysis of the investment and financing decisions and the environment in which such decisions are made are covered in readings, case problems and class discussion.
Organizational Behavior and Analysis (3 hrs)
Research emphasis in organizational behavior stressing organization-people linkages and interrelationships, including selection, orientation and training; job design and reward systems; supervision; formal participation schemes; appraisals and development; organizational structure and design; communications; control; and conflict resolution.
Leveraging Information Technology for Business (3 hrs)
Examines the role of information technology (IT) in an organization’s operations, processes and strategy. Challenges students to develop and apply critical thinking skills to understand how to leverage IT to address organizational issues by understanding how, why and where IT is used in organizations. Designed to provide students with the ability to compare and contrast issues in leveraging IT and to determine and demonstrate the value of IT in an organization. Focuses on both existing and emerging technologies.
Administrative Strategy (3 hrs)
Capstone course providing the integration of functional areas of business administration. Requires students to determine policy at the general- or top-management level. Students address strategic organizational problems and the optimization of the total enterprise. Includes the use of lectures, case analysis and special topics.
Accounting for Management (3 hrs)
Designed to provide an understanding of managerial accounting data in making business decisions. Cases, readings and projects are used to examine a wide variety of managerial topics.

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