Health Systems Management Executive Track

The Executive Track within the Health Systems Management program is for professionals who have five or more years of relevant health care work experience.  This two-year commitment stretches over six semesters and includes one onsite visit per semester. The courses feature online instruction and a modified block schedule that has students complete one course at a time before moving on to the next course. The Rush teacher-practitioner model allows students to learn from executives, administrators and experts who actively work in their field. For those who have relevant health care work experience, obtaining their MS-HSM degree will help them to develop advanced leadership and operational skills, and allow them to take their career to the next level.

Health Systems Management M.S. Program, Executive Track Quick Facts
Program Type:

Full-Time

Location:

Online

Length:

24 Months

Class Size:

20-30

Tuition:

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Onsite Visits

Onsite visits are scheduled for the second week of each semester. They allow students to engage in discussions, case studies, and more with their cohort in a real-life setting. They also provide time for face-to-face networking with department faculty, instructors and guest speakers.

  Academic Year 21-22 Academic Year 22-23
Fall
   
Semester Start 9/7/2021 9/6/2022
Onsite Visit 9/13/2021 - 9/17/2021 9/12/2022 - 9/16/2022
Semester End 12/17/2021 12/16/2022
Spring
   
Semester Start 1/3/2022 1/3/2023
Onsite Visit 1/10/2022 - 1/14/2022 1/9/2023 - 1/13/2023
Semester End 4/22/2022 4/21/2023
Summer
   
Semester Start 5/9/2022 5/8/2023
Onsite Visit 5/16/2022 - 5/20/2022 5/15/2023 - 5/19/2023
Semester End 8/19/2022 8/18/2023
Curriculum
Year 1

Fall

HSM 606 Health Care Organization, Credit(s): 2

HSM 607 Patient Experience Seminar, Credit(s): 1

HSM 610 Professional Seminar, Credit(s): 3

HSM 616 Health Informatics, Credit(s): 3

 

Spring

HSM 613 Health Care Accounting, Credit(s): 2

HSM 614 Finance Fundamentals , Credit(s): 3

HSM 628 Health Care Economics & Payment Systems, Credit(s): 3

 

Summer

HSM 632 Statistics for Health Care Management, Credit(s): 2

HSM 608 Human Resources Management, Credit(s): 3

HSM 636 Quality, Safety & Operational Improvement in Healthcare, Credit(s): 4

 

Year 2

Fall

HSM 644 Health Care Managerial Finance & Seminar, Credit(s): 4

HSM 648 Health Law & Ethics for Health Care Managers, Credit(s): 3

HSM 652 Health Policy, Credit(s): 2

 

Spring

HSM 640 Health Care Planning & Marketing, Credit(s): 2

HSM 656 Master’s Project I, Credit(s): 3

HSM 668 Managerial Epidemiology, Credit(s): 2

HSM 688-XX Topics in Health Systems Management - Special Topics, Credit(s): 2

 

Summer

HSM 660 Master’s Project II, Credit(s): 2

HSM 664 Organization Analysis and Change Leadership and Lifelong Learning, Credit(s): 3

HSM 672 Capstone: Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, Credit(s): 3

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the health systems management executve track, you must have the following qualifications prior to enrolling in the program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  3. Statistics course completed
  4. Accounting course completed
  5. Five years of relevant health care career experience
    • GRE is required but will be waived for applicants with five years of relevant health care experience
How to apply

Entry term: Fall (September)
Application cycle: September - April
Priority application deadline: Apr. 30
Final application deadline: Jul. 31

To apply to the health systems management program, complete the following steps:

Complete an application using the Healthcare Administration, Management and Policy Centralized Application Service.

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You will also need the following ready to submit directly to HAMPCAS:

  1. Official transcripts from every U.S. college or university attended. For coursework completed outside the United States, submit an international course evaluation.
  2. Name and email address of three references. HAMPCAS will contact each reference with instructions on how to complete an online evaluation.
  3. Personal statement.
  4. Resume.

③ If your native language is not English, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.

Participate in an on-campus interview. (International applicants can interview over Zoom.)

You will be informed if you are required to complete the secondary Rush Application. Please do not complete the secondary application until you have been asked to do so.

For inquiries about the Health Systems Management Executive track, please email: rush_hsm_executive@rush.edu.

Admissions Contact 

Phone: (312) 942-5402

Email: rush_hsm@rush.edu

For inquiries about the Executive Track, contact: rush_hsm_executive@rush.edu

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