Healthcare Management

Healthcare management student working in a hospital talking with doctors
Master of Healthcare Management

About the Program

In our rigorous yet flexible program, you’ll learn to solve complex healthcare challenges and advance your career—on a schedule that accommodates your personal and professional needs. Our award-winning faculty are dedicated to providing you with evidence-based business management skills that are relevant and applicable to the healthcare industry. And as a member of a professionally and culturally diverse student body, you’ll learn from the experiences of not just your professors but your classmates as well—and you’ll do it all within walking distance of some of the nation’s top hospitals.

What to Expect

In two years of part-time study or one year of accelerated work, you’ll complete 30 credit hours of courses covering the economic, finance and lean operations aspects of healthcare. And with a top-25 medical school on our campus, and world-renowned institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and University Hospitals not far from campus, you’ll have the opportunity to experience real-world challenges both in and outside the classroom.

At Weatherhead School of Management, you’ll earn your master’s degree alongside healthcare professionals who know how to navigate change in both business and healthcare. Plus, you'll learn from our renowned faculty with deep connections to renowned health care institutions in Cleveland and beyond.

Hoping to get a more in-depth understanding of healthcare? Pair your Master of Healthcare Management with a Master of Public Health from our top-25 School of Medicine through our dual-degree option.

Learning the historical landscape of healthcare has helped me develop a perspective on the future challenges the field will face. I’ve been incredibly impressed by the caliber of educators in this program and the diversity of its students.
This program gave me the tools necessary to identify issues and drive change in this ever-changing field. I will be forever grateful for the relationships I’ve built with my cohort and the CWRU faculty and staff.

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Beyond the Classroom

Designed for the working professional, you’ll put your classroom learnings into real-world action in our Action Learning Course, where you’ll identify a real workplace problem you are experiencing, collect data and put together a solution—helping you as a student and an employee, and benefiting your workplace in the process. 

Likewise, you’ll gain specialized skills by participating in Dialogues in Healthcare, facilitated discussions with C-suite professionals from a variety of areas—from hospitals to insurance providers, information technology consultants to pharmaceutical companies—delving into their experiences and deep knowledge to share the challenges and opportunities managers face as they work to improve organizational performance.
 


By the Numbers

10.5-21

months to complete degree

3-7

years: average student professional experience

30

average student age 

30

average cohort size

20,000+

Weatherhead alumni around the world

Admission Requirements

All applicants must have completed, or be on track to complete, a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited school by the start of the program. However, we have no required prerequisites or areas of study. In fact, our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences.

The application process includes:

  • Online application form
  • Two essays
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts
  • Two recommendations
  • GMAT or GRE not required but may be requested for candidates with limited work experience
  • $100 application fee (waivers may be available)
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)

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