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Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management

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Join us on Saturday, October 27th on our Newark Campus or on Sunday, November 11th on our Livingston Campus to learn more about our program.

There’s a science to healthcare and a science to managing its delivery.

Healthcare services management is a growing and changing space with an increased demand for healthcare managers who can improve business and clinical outcomes. As healthcare reform laws through the Affordable Care Act continue to change industry standards and operations, the need becomes even greater.

Our program is designed to hone leadership and develop a data-driven process orientation, helping provider managers improve quality, reduce costs and increase patient satisfaction.


Multidisciplinary and innovative

The Master of Science in Healthcare Services Management will give you the tools, insight and expertise you need to be a successful operational leader in the healthcare provider space. A multidisciplinary and innovative program, this is a business-oriented and practice-based MBA curriculum applied to the healthcare services sector.

Program Highlights

  • 36 credits; 12 courses
  • Full-time or part-time course of study
  • Can be completed in just one year (full-time, fast-track only)
  • Hybrid format--online and in-person classes (New Brunswick campus)
  • Relevant and practical curriculum
  • Classes taught by elite healthcare and management scholars

Merging business and healthcare

      This program is a perfect fit for doctors, nurses and other clinicians who have moved, or are moving, from clinical care roles to management and leadership positions, and finding a strong need to be better equipped to handle the management and business side of patient care.

      Our program will empower you to become a confident, strategic leader in hospitals or provider organizations and their extended supply chains, which include pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

      Why a healthcare program at a business school?

      Healthcare organizations faces similar challenges as other service firms in accessibility, quality of service and profitability. Running a solid business is critical to patient care. From this perspective, a business school is the ideal home for a healthcare management program.

      Certificate in Healthcare Services Management

      Not ready to pursue a full graduate course of study yet?

      Find out more about how you can earn a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Services Management from Rutgers Business School with just four courses.

      Industry Voices

      Our curriculum is informed by our relationships with industry leaders and top corporate partners, so you are gaining relevant knowledge in real time. Some of the organizations our Industry Advisory Board come from are:

      • NY Hospital for Special Surgery
      • Robert Wood Johnson Health System
      • Atlantic Health System
      • Summit Health Medical System
      • St Peter's Hospital
      • Deloitte Consulting

      Have questions?

      Can't find what you're looking for? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us directly.

      The knowledge gained from this degree and this course has already positioned me to get jobs that were not available to me previously. In addition to making me more marketable, this has also given me a different perspective of healthcare, one that was missing from medical school education.
      —  Current student on Healthcare Seminar class taught by Michael Crocker
      [The Healthcare Seminar] has helped me in the interview process. I feel that I can speak to the current trends in healthcare. Understanding the meaning of "Triple Aim", current trends in innovation, electronic health records, value based performance are just a few of the topics that I have learned through the lectures, posting articles and students sharing in the classroom.
      —  Current student on Healthcare Seminar class taught by Michael Crocker

      Faculty Spotlight

      Yao Zhao


      Dr. Zhao's general interest lies in supply chain management with a special focus on design, control and coordination of stochastic production-inventory systems, integration of supply chain management with project management, and applications in pharmaceutical industry. He has published in leading journals such as Operations ResearchManufacturing & Service Operations...