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Master of Science in Health Care Management


The Program

The Master of Science in Health Care Management (MSHM) is an online graduate program which helps prepare individuals to be highly effective managers and leaders in the health care industry.   This program is primarily intended for candidates with established careers in the healthcare field who are simultaneously seeking to further advance their careers by broadening and deepening their management and leadership skill-set.  Further, the program seeks to build upon the experiences of current health professionals by emphasizing value-added competencies including those related to management, leadership, strategic planning, finance and economics, quality assurance, informatics, legal and ethics, as well as research and other related areas. As a result, the MSHM degree is generally not well suited for those seeking to gain an initial foothold in the health professions.  It should also be noted that the curriculum is designed and course offerings sequenced specifically for those seeking to attend the MSHM on a part-time basis.


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Degree Tracks

The Master of Science in Health Care Management has three tracks. They are Management and Leadership, Pharmaceutical Management and Health Care Informatics; each of which is described below.

Management and Leadership

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This track is appropriate for a wide range of health professionals who are seeking to advance their careers and expand their career options.  This track is especially suited for those seeking to broaden and deepen their health care management and administrative skill-set.  The track offers ideal blend of structure and flexibility, combining foundational course requirements related to management, leadership, finance and strategic planning, as well as other related competencies.


Business in Healthcare/Pharmaceutical Management with CMRI

Enhancing career opportunities for healthcare representatives and managers is the goal of the CMR Institute and the Rutgers of New Jersey - School of Health Professions (Rutgers - SHP). Two programs - the Master of Science in Health Care Management and the Master of Science in Health Sciences are specifically designed to allow you to apply six credits of graduate level ACE approved CMR Institute coursework towards a master's degree,  thus expanding your knowledge and skills, and adding value to your career!

The CRMI track is available exclusively to experienced pharmaceutical professionals. Like the program as a whole and the tracks within it, the CRMI track is intended to expand the skill-set needed for pharmaceutical professionals to advance their current careers within the management and leadership ranks of pharmaceutical organizations.

The graduate programs build on the Advanced Medical Representative (AMR) and the Advanced Sales Management (ASM) Certificate programs:

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AMR Certificate Program

The only one of its kind, the AMR Certificate Program is a self-paced, distance learning program designed to build an immediately applicable foundation of knowledge in science, medicine, disease management, business, and management for health professionals.

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ASM Certificate Program

The Advanced Sales Management Program provides new managers, as well as seasoned representatives who wish to attain a management position, the skills and knowledge to become more effective managers, coaches, and motivators.

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Complimenting these CMR Institute distance learning programs are the Rutgers - SHP master's programs. Just a click away, both programs are available online all the time.

CMR Institute students/graduates may apply approved CMRI credits towards the Master of Science in Health Care Management.



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Students seeking a combination of health care management with a concentration in informatics can select this track. This combination is ideal for individuals who would heavily utilize information systems in the management of their unit(s), click here.



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