Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Healthcare Management (MS)

Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business, Building 3N, Room 235
Founding Dean, Susan Holak, BS, MPhil, PhD
Program Contact: Professor Chandan Acharya
Building 3N, Room 231
Telephone: 718.982.2953

Email: chandan.acharya@csi.cuny.edu

The College of Staten Island offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Management -- an enormously important and rapidly growing business sector. The degree provides specialized content for those working in health care, and those who wish to enter the healthcare industry. It is designed for new graduates and mid-career professionals to acquire in-depth training in the area of management focused on the needs of healthcare providers. We welcome students from a range of disciplines such as dentistry, gerontology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapies, pharmacy, and social work as well as students who are non-clinical professionals working in health care or who have an interest in working in the healthcare industry. The MS in Healthcare Management is designed to 1) help newly promoted and rising healthcare professionals to make an effective transition from clinical and technical roles into broader managerial roles, and 2) enable people with an educational or professional background in business to apply business knowledge to the healthcare industry.

Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Healthcare Management will be able to:

  • Apply business knowledge to the healthcare industry
  • Demonstrate leadership intelligence
  • Apply ethical standards to management decisions
  • Communicate clearly and work effectively in a pluralistic group setting

Healthcare Management Admission Requirements

The program admits students for the fall and spring semester. In order to be admitted to the program, the following is required:

  • Baccalaureate degree with overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Letter of intent:  A 1-2 page letter explaining your interest in pursuing a graduate program in Healthcare Management.
  • Resume: A brief 1-2 page resume which should be fully up-to-date and include all post-college work experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from instructors or employers. One letter, whenever possible, should come from a current or former employer. Recommendations can be hand-delivered or mailed to the address below or emailed by the recommender directly to graduateadmissions@csi.cuny.edu.
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE): We require a score report for the GMAT or the GRE (General). The CSI Institution code for GMAT is 282KN35 and for GRE is 2778 to review. Students from CSI or an AACSB-accredited institution who have an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher can request a waiver subject.
  • Transcripts:  Applicants must request official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. If you are currently enrolled in a post secondary institution, have one transcript sent now and another sent when you complete the courses that you are taking. Applicants who have been enrolled at CSI do not need to request a CSI transcript; the Office of Recruitment and Admissions will obtain a copy.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS):  The TOEFL or IELTS exam is a requirement of students for whom English is a second language. The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 79 (Internet). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the TOEFL website at www.ets.org. Our institutional code is 2778. For the IELTS, we will only accept the academic exam scores. The minimum required score is 6.5 (overall band). For additional information or to register for the exam, please visit the IELTS website at www.ielts.org

*CSI students with an undergraduate of 3.5 or higher may be fast-tracked. Please contact graduateadmissions@csi.cuny.edu.

Healthcare Management Degree Requirements

Students in the Master's degree program in Healthcare Management are required to take 33 credit hours, or 11 courses at 3 credits each, at the graduate level.

The MS in Healthcare Management focuses on providing a broad base of business knowledge supplemented with targeted material about healthcare management. The degree provides training in valued knowledge and skills as identified in consultation with industry experts.

Core Courses

MGT 600The Administrative Process

3

 

BUS 605The Business of Healthcare

3

OR

NRS 705Health Organizations, Policy, Financing, and Ethics

3

 

MKT 600Strategic Marketing Management

3

FNC 600Financial Management

3

Advanced Courses

MGT 710Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

3

OR

NRS 755Applications of Leadership Models in Professional Practice

3

 

FNC 710Healthcare Finance

3

OR

NRS 759Clinical Finance & Management

3

 

ISI 710Information Systems for Healthcare

3

BUS 710Labor Relations and Conflict Management

3

MGT 725Healthcare Management

3

MGT 730Strategic Human Resource Management

3

MKT 730/MGT 735Services Marketing and Management

3

Total Credit Hours: 33