With a master’s in healthcare management from Florida Tech, students gain a strong business foundation in critical management areas such as accounting, marketing, human resources and information systems and combine that with unique expertise tailored to the healthcare industry. The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech values innovation, diversity, ethics and leadership as the cornerstones of a 21st century business education.
Healthcare is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s largest employers. As a result, demand for qualified managers who can navigate daily operations, critical issues and social policy is growing each and every day. A healthcare management degree prepares students for any number of leadership roles such as a chief executive of a hospital, operations manager in a government healthcare organization or chief marketing officer at a health insurance company. Graduates with a healthcare management degree develop a strong background in how to guide organizational behavior and cultivate inter-organizational relationships, apply scientific knowledge to public health problems, and build and sustain community coalitions.
The curriculum in Florida Tech’s healthcare management degree program comes directly from health care professionals with real-world health care managerial experience. This small, personalized, executive cohort program meets one weekend a month. The Cohort model has a trans-disciplinary curriculum, allowing students to apply theories and practices in daily workplace situations in a variety of health care settings and organizations. The model provides a setting in which faculty in the fields of public health, health administration, public policy, leadership, and business are brought together as colleagues and experts from the field.
In addition to their doctoral degrees and extensive teaching experience, Florida Tech faculty members' have real-world healthcare management experience that spans multiple industries and positions. Florida Tech faculty members play a vital role in the vision of "Excellence in Educating Future Entrepreneurial Leaders" for every student seeking a healthcare management degree.
In addition to classroom learning, healthcare management degree students have an opportunity to interact with local business leaders, state departments of health and hospital systems, learning first-hand about the diversity of job challenges, opportunities and salary potential available with a master’s in healthcare management. Research opportunities focus on applying approaches from health economics, health management, and population health in critical healthcare related areas.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the substantial changes taking place due to the growth of managed care efforts to privatize the delivery of public health services, employers look for graduates who have training in public health leadership, exposure to the core scientific disciplines within public health, experience with organization theory and management science, training in community development and empowerment, as well as training in ethics and social justice. Graduates of Florida Tech's healthcare management degree program work for organizations such as Department of Healthcare and Human Services, New Vision Systems, Inc., The Eye Institute and more.