Position yourself on the front lines of healthcare transformation

Healthcare is evolving rapidly—and it needs leaders who understand how to translate technological advances to better patient outcomes. To give you the knowledge you need to effect real change, our healthcare-focused Online MS in Management leverages a unique partnership between Northeastern University and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

You'll learn from a distinguished team of business experts from Northeastern and healthcare specialists from the Mayo Clinic, ensuring that the skills you learn apply directly to the business of healthcare. Each course includes a specially developed case study from the Mayo Clinic that offers insights into up-to-the-minute patient care challenges faced by a leading practice. You'll analyze these case studies, interact with experts, and stretch your skills as you apply what you've learned to class projects. You'll also have access to exclusive resources such as video spotlights with Mayo Clinic experts, weekly live sessions with faculty, and regular office hours.

Whether you're a current healthcare manager or executive or hoping to transition into healthcare management from outside the industry, this program will prepare you to drive positive change and transform the future of healthcare on a global scale. Our faculty recommend the Digital Transformation in Healthcare concentration for those already in the industry, including clinicians, and the Healthcare Administration concentration for professionals new to the field.

Your core coursework will cover topics essential to decision-making as a healthcare leader: Strategic Healthcare Management, Healthcare Transformation, and Digital Health. You'll then further tailor your learning by choosing healthcare-focused electives that propel you toward your unique career goals.

Typical program timeline

Core requirements

Offers students an opportunity to understand general business strategy concepts as they relate to the healthcare industry. Explores how to analyze market opportunities and challenges as they apply to various healthcare organizations, such as hospitals, physician organizations, and nursing homes. Presents and discusses analytical frameworks for making strategic decisions, drawing on different disciplines, including economics, management, and psychology. Strategic issues include mergers and acquisitions, vertical integration, joint ventures and alliances, performance-control systems, and organizational design.

STRT 6220 | 3 Hours

Seeks to stimulate creative individual and group thinking and learning for working professionals while offering practical guidance for improved decision making in both common and novel ethical business situations. Recent and historical executive and managerial criminal conduct and ethical lapses have destroyed careers and shareholder value in addition to severely eroding employee and public trust. Uses a series of case studies, readings, and field study experiences to actively engage students in a timely, relevant, and challenging fashion.

MGMT 6213 | 2 Hours

Provides a comprehensive approach to understanding how business analytics enable companies to become more competitive. Offers students an opportunity to learn how to apply value chain analysis and other strategic perspectives to determine how business analytics can be integrated effectively into a firm's operations. Interactive activities such as simulations and case studies allow students to explore how insights from data can improve business decisions. Examines real-world examples of how companies have used business analytics perspectives and tools to enhance different types of business processes, such as inventory prediction, customer service quality, and resolution of ethical dilemmas.

MISM 6200 | 3 Hours

Explores key principles of accounting, as presented in the principal financial statements. Using those principles, explores a number of accounting practices and issues. Develops tools of financial analysis and financial planning and applies the information gained to business decision making. Utilizing the principle of time value of money to compare inflows and outflows of funds occurring at different times, develops basic decision tools for managers to make sound financial choices and to understand the context in which they are made. At the end of the course, the successful student should have a sound basic understanding of accounting and financial matters and the ability to understand business decisions in context and to evaluate the choices that management faces in the normal course of business development.

FINA 6309 | 3,4 Hours

Examines concepts and topics related to the design and management of supply chain operations in the healthcare sector. Focuses on activities and functions such as inventory control, order fulfillment, logistics, procurement, managing processes, relationship management, and information technology systems. Introduces various tools and techniques that enhance effective supply chain operations in healthcare organizations.

SCHM 6223 | 3 Hours

The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.

Concentrations: Choose one