Online Master of International Health Management

Today, health systems face pressing global challenges that require innovative solutions. By earning your Master of International Health Management, you can take the first step on a path toward creative problem-solving in health care. You’ll learn from administrators, researchers and health systems leaders who have experience collaborating across cultures and borders.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 30

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What is a Master of International Health Management?

This international health degree emphasizes important managerial concepts in health care, such as health care finance and economics, patient safety and more. You’ll have the chance to work with highly regarded faculty from two global research universities, and explore diverse approaches to health system management and health care problem-solving in an international environment. Students in the program can also build global awareness and cultural competence.

In the program, you can develop insights into both private and public health systems, providing a more comprehensive understanding of how these institutions operate around the world. Leading educators in the program bring to the classroom their experiences in clinical practice, policymaking, economic analysis and more.

What can I learn in the master’s in health care management program?

 

The Master in International Health Management degree brings together knowledge of the global health industry with abilities in finance, business, policy and management. If you have a clinical background, you can build talents related to leadership and administration. Students who come from the business world can develop a stronger foundation in applying their core skills to global health systems.

All students in the degree take two core courses covering health care management, finance and comparative health systems. You will then select one of the following four tracks for your specialization:

  • Health economics.
  • Health informatics.
  • Hospital management.
  • Quality improvement in health care.

This international health degree can be completed in as little as a year and a half or two years depending on your course load and which electives you choose. You’ll also have the opportunity to earn Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

An international health degree rooted in global collaboration

 

As you pursue your master’s in health care management, you’ll benefit from exposure to international perspectives on health systems through the PLuS Alliance. The PLuS Alliance is a partnership between Arizona State University and the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Its goal is to solve global challenges and increase access to world-class higher education in high-need areas. Students in the international health management program complete courses online from both ASU and UNSW.

From this international collaboration, you can learn firsthand from global health systems managers and expert multidisciplinary faculty working in a public health system on the other side of the world. As you explore similarities and differences in attitudes and methodologies, you can build a more comprehensive understanding of how to solve global health challenges in significantly different settings.

Does my master's in global health say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Featured international health management courses

The foundational coursework for the master’s in health care management focuses on issues like finance and the differences between private and public health care systems. In addition, you’ll choose a four-course track while supplementing your core curriculum with a selection of electives. The four tracks you can choose from include hospital management, health economics, quality improvements in health care and health informatics. Classes in the program include:


Core

Health Care Management and Finance


Core

Comparative Health Care Systems (UNSW)


Elective

Fundamentals of Health Informatics


Elective

Health Care Systems and Design


Elective

Health Economics, Policy and Payment Models


Elective

Health Informatics Database Modeling and Applications


Elective

High-Value Patient Centered Care


Elective

Innovation and the Individual


What can I do with a master’s in health care management?

After earning your international health degree, you can fill management and analyst roles in a wide variety of medical contexts. Graduates may work in clinics, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and many other settings in the United States or around the world. Potential careers include:

Clinic manager

Global health finance officer

Global health project manager

Health care auditor

Health care consultant

Hospital administrator

International health policy analyst

Medical information officer

Population health analyst

Dedicated instructors committed to solving global issues

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Dedicated instructors committed to solving global issues

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

International health degree admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of International Health Management program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Eligible candidates should possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health, biomedical informatics, social work, pre-med, nutrition or health promotion.

Application requirements

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A strong academic community with robust partnerships in the field

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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