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Top 15 Masters of Science in Healthcare Leadership 2019

After completing a bachelor's degree, students can either enter their careers immediately or continue their studies to earn a master's degree. Doing so may make it possible to enter more prestigious positions that offer a higher salary than would be available for those with less education.

What is an MSc in Healthcare Leadership? As a vital part of any society, the healthcare field requires talented professionals who will step up and fill leadership roles. Studying healthcare leadership prepares students to fill such roles. Areas of study are split between medicine or scientific disciplines and management skills, such as communication, delegation, strategy, and team building. Sometimes, this field of study also incorporates business disciplines, including information management, accounting, budgeting, or regulation.

Students in healthcare leadership may benefit by developing a wide selection of skills that help them thrive in their eventual careers. The useful skills you will develop in this field could include professional communication, an understanding of the medical process, research abilities, and critical thinking.

Before you enroll in an MSc in Healthcare Leadership program, it is important that you complete thorough research to figure out how much it will cost. There are many factors that affect the tuition and fees, from the country of study to the length of the program.

The most common position that healthcare leadership graduates can pursue right after finishing their studies is management in hospitals and clinics. These positions include managers and administrators. Most healthcare leadership students intend to eventually enter highly important positions, such as hospital CEO or practice manager. It is important for students to decide what balance between management and healthcare they wish to develop while studying.

To enter your education in healthcare leadership, begin by finding a program that works for your schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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15 Results in Healthcare Leadership

The University of Manchester, China Centre

This unique Masters’ programme focuses on the global challenges facing healthcare leaders, and the roles that clinicians, managers, and the wider healthcare economy can p ... [+]

The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s original 'redbrick' universities with a proud history, including 25 Nobel Prize winners among its legacy. It has been a place nurturing knowledge and connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges. Reputably UK’s largest campus-based University, Manchester offers specialist and interdisciplinary courses with highest academic rigor.

The University of Manchester China Centre was established in 2008, originally responsible for bringing blended learning courses from Alliance Manchester Business Schools to China. It officially re-opened as The University Manchester China Centre on 25th September 2016 by President and Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Dame Nancy Rothwell. Courses accessible include Part-time MBA Programmes, Specialist Masters’ Programmes and collaborative programs with Shanghai Tongji University and Shanghai JiaoTong University.... [-]

China Shanghai China Online
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Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Kennesaw State University

The MSN Leadership in Nursing Program offers two distinct tracks: the MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program - Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World Track; the MS ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The MSN Leadership in Nursing Program offers two distinct tracks:

the MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program - Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World Track the MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program - Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership Track

Both are advanced degree programs that build on the background of experienced registered nurses to prepare them to function in a variety of leadership roles in the emerging world of collaborative health care and nursing education.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee. Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or Universit... [-]
USA Kennesaw
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Online
Kingston University London

This innovative course, designed for professional healthcare workers who are keen to learn more about leadership and management techniques, links theory to practice by co ... [+]

The modules within this course can also be taken on an individual basis (postgraduate short course).

Choose Kingston's Clinical Leadership MSc

This innovative course, designed for professional healthcare workers who are keen to learn more about leadership and management techniques, links theory to practice by combining academic teaching with work-based learning. It covers theories of leadership and managing change, and enables you to carry projects that are relevant to your workplace. Many of our students have been promoted as a direct result of studying this course.

What will you study?

The course consists of taught modules, work-based learning project and enables to explore a topic of interest in depth, with the aim to publish. You will learn how to lead and manage healthcare practice and implement research advances to enrich evidence-based practice. The course will help you to develop the ability to implement workplace learning in clinical settings, and competently research health care issues within your workplace. You will also gain the skills to prepare you for management of change and to apply your learning to projects within the workplace.... [-]

United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
Grand Canyon University

The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing a ... [+]

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Overview

Deliver Leadership for Patient Care ExcellenceJoin leaders and change-makers on the forefront of nursing advancement. The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, helps experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree outside of nursing make the transition to master’s degree studies.

Upon completing the six courses in the nursing bridge program, you will enter the MSN with an emphasis in nursing leadership. In this MSN bridge program, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, effective communication, leadership and administration of resources in preparation for a management role in today’s complex healthcare environments.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Campus
Online
Grand Canyon University

The Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems is designed to prepare experienced nurses who have ear ... [+]

Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

Overview

Lead Healthcare's Next EvolutionThe Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems is designed to prepare experienced nurses who have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to develop cross-functional business management skills and leadership competencies in nursing. Students enrolled in the dual MSN MBA dual degree program can take courses to develop advanced management skills.

The many topics explored in the MSN MBA dual degree online program include leadership and management, leadership theory and application, accounting, economics, operations management theoretical foundations for nursing roles and practice and ethics in a healthcare environment. A capstone course culminates the MBA - MSN program, which provides an opportunity for you to develop an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a business problem, issue or concern in professional practice. You identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, evaluate its outcomes and disseminate the findings.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Part-time
Campus
Online
Grand Canyon University

The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing a ... [+]

Join leaders and change-makers on the forefront of nursing advancement.

The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) program, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, helps experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree outside of nursing make the transition to master’s degree studies. Upon completing the six courses in the nursing bridge program, you will enter the MSN with an emphasis in nursing leadership.

In this MSN bridge program, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, effective communication, leadership and administration of resources in preparation for a management role in today’s complex healthcare environments.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Part-time
Online
Utica College Online

Utica College offers an online MS in Nursing Leadership (NL). ... [+]

Utica College offers an online MS in Nursing Leadership (NL).

The demand for leaders with advanced healthcare and business experience is growing. Utica College’s online nursing master’s program expands your leadership ability and business knowledge so you can maximize your nursing skills to take on more significant management roles.

The Leadership curriculum requires 180 hours of practicum experience working with a qualified nurse leader.

47% of nurse directors earn between $120,000 and $159,000. While 52% of nurse leaders with CNO/CNE titles earn $250,000 or more.

Leadership Certification: the online MS - NL program prepares you to become a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) through the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).... [-]

USA Utica
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Part-time
16 - 20 months
Online
Saint Joseph's University Online

This concentration is designed to enhance your skills in managing and developing healthy organizational cultures in healthcare environments. Coursework explores group dyn ... [+]

This MS Health Administration - Organizational Development and Leadership concentration is designed to enhance your skills in managing and developing healthy organizational cultures in healthcare environments.

Coursework explores group dynamics and team leadership, organizational theories and systems thinking, leadership competencies for guiding organizations, and implementing successful change management throughout complex healthcare systems.

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USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Online
London South Bank University

MSc in International Health Service and Hospital Management, designed for doctors, nurses and administrators working in health services. ... [+]

Leading in management

LSBU is one of the leading centres for management training in the public and health sectors in the UK. This course has primarily been designed for international clientele: doctors, nurses and administrators holding senior management posts.

Our contribution towards more effective health management in countries with developing healthcare systems comes through teaching, research, consultancy and practical relationships with the health sector in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

There is an emphasis is on planning and managing health services and the curriculum includes management theory and practice, delivery of public health and health protection, international human resource and management, health planning, health economics and research methods.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Bradford

This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for mo ... [+]

Overview

This programme is designed to help you progress as a healthcare professional. It will give you both the skills and the professional qualification you need to apply for more senior leadership and management positions within the health and social care.

Our team of experienced academics and practitioners focus on competent management and effective leadership, giving students from both clinical and managerial backgrounds the tools required to deliver service improvement and sustainable change in health and social care settings.

The programme is suitable for those working in both clinical and non-clinical roles:

those already working as allied health professionals, clinical scientists, nurses or doctors who wish to pursue managerial opportunities those working within the health and social care or voluntary sector in roles such as commissioning, quality improvement, clinical auditing or risk management who are looking to take the next step in their career ... [-]
United Kingdom Bradford
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Preparing healthcare professionals to facilitate change and drive innovation—from inside organizations and throughout the industry at large. ... [+]

Preparing healthcare professionals to facilitate change and drive innovation—from inside organizations and throughout the industry at large.

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership is a dual-degree program in New York City. This two-year executive program will advance your career and strengthen your ability to drive meaningful change in healthcare.

What makes the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program different?

It’s the only program of its kind in the Ivy League. You’ll graduate with two prestigious degrees from Cornell University: an MBA and an MS in healthcare leadership.

Two powerhouses in graduate education—the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences—have partnered to create a dual-degree program that focuses on building general management skills and developing a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry.... [-]

USA Ithaca
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
The University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group WMG

Drive the development and implementation of innovation in the complex health service sector in order to facilitate improvement. ... [+]

This course has been designed to fulfill the specific needs and requirements of those interested in a management or leadership role within the complex health service sector. The MSc in Healthcare Operational Management is suitable for students from a range of academic backgrounds within engineering, business, and sciences. Whilst no previous healthcare background is required, the course will appeal to clinically qualified students looking to move into health systems modeling, e-health, health or medical informatics.

We will provide you with

The skills and knowledge to assess organizational performance and drive the development and implementation of innovation in healthcare organizations in order to facilitate improvement. You will learn to evaluate effective programme components and systems, and gain a detailed understanding of quality systems management and the integration of healthcare technologies, systems, and processes within complex service systems. Healthcare organizations share commonalities with production facilities, including the need for efficient process flow, change management, and quality standards. As a student, you will explore the principles, approaches, strategies, and techniques for analyzing, designing, and managing complex healthcare systems. You will learn to measure efficiency and improve effectiveness and productivity without compromising quality or safety.... [-]

United Kingdom Coventry
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Glasgow Online

To keep pace with technology, personalised care and ever-shifting policies and budgets, today’s health professionals are on a journey of lifelong learning. The University ... [+]

To keep pace with technology, personalised care and ever-shifting policies and budgets, today’s health professionals are on a journey of lifelong learning. The University of Glasgow's programme is run by one of the largest, most prestigious medical schools in Europe - the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing. Studying there will mean that you’re on the pulse of contemporary medical thinking and high-quality research.

Bring fresh thinking to health education

Designed for those who identify themselves as practitioners and would like to apply educational theory and an evidence base to their specific health professions. You will be directly involved in shaping medical perspectives and driving the health industry forwards. The University of Glasgow's research currently informs the strategies of NHS Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies and helps them to turn discoveries into beneficial clinical practices. You will be taught with a focus on practical, active learning and the University of Glasgow will help you develop the flexibility needed to lead key health professions.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
April 2020
Part-time
2.5 - 6 years
Online
Saint Xavier University Online

With SXU's online MSN in Executive Leadership, gain the managerial perspective and critical thinking skills to lead the continuous improvement of processes and patient ca ... [+]

Become a recognized nurse leader and start making a positive impact on your patients, your peers, and your supervisors. The online MSN from Saint Xavier University supports your transformation into a trusted nurse leader with a high-quality, and recognized, program that is affordable, accessible and immediately applicable.

The National League for Nursing (NLN) has designated the SXU School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. U.S. News & World Report ranks the program No. 1 Best Online Master's in Nursing by (2017).

Executive Leadership Track (Nurse Administration): Develop the managerial perspective and critical thinking skills to lead the continuous improvement of processes and patient care in a nursing unit or department. Courses in this track help prepare you for the Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification exam (NEA-BC) and the Nurse Executive, Board Certification exam (NE-BC) upon completion of administrative employment.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
Part-time
Online
RCSI Institute of Leadership

Healthcare organisations are among the most complex in today's society. As a new era for healthcare emerges, healthcare leaders will need to manage increased risk, uncert ... [+]

Course details

Healthcare organisations are among the most complex in today's society. As a new era for healthcare emerges, healthcare leaders will need to manage increased risk, uncertainty, ambiguity and effectively manage and implement change, which requires effective leadership style and qualities.

The MSc in Leadership is designed to develop tomorrow's leaders today by significantly developing leadership competencies, management skills and the ability to be innovative in an uncertain healthcare environment that has limited resources, increased demands and significant budget restrictions.

Dubai aims to become a global leader in the delivery of healthcare by delivering world-class services and fostering innovation and creativity in alignment with the UAE vision and Dubai plan 2021. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UAE, as recognised in the Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021. A world-class healthcare system needs highly educated, innovative leaders; this new programme has been devised to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in this unique and complex environment.... [-]

Ireland Dublin United Arab Emirates Dubai
August 2019
Part-time
2 - 5 years
Online & Campus Combined