Master of Public Health - Health Care Management

The Health Care Management Program (HCM) is a two-year program within the Department of Health Policy and Management leading to an M.P.H. degree. The HCM curriculum is unique in that it combines courses at the Yale School of Management with courses at the School of Public Health.

Fifteen to twenty students matriculate each year, with diverse undergraduate degrees in fields such as economics, political science and biology. Many students have worked prior to entering the program.

Program Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Business Economics and Finance
  • Quality Improvement and Implementation Science
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Cost-effectiveness Analyses
  • Hospital and Integrated Delivery System Administration
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Technology Industries

The Benefits of Yale HCM

  • Combined business and health care curriculum
  • Association with a leading academic medical center
  • Small faculty to student ratio
  • Focus on both private and public health sectors
  • Small, individualized program
  • Outstanding faculty with diverse research and practical experience
  • Access to the resources of a premier university
  • Excellent summer and permanent job placement

The Ideal Candidate

  • Strong motivation for senior leadership position in the health care sector
  • Excellent undergraduate education
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills; and/or community service experience is an advantage
  • Personal Maturity

MPH Competencies

Core Competencies

Upon completing the core curriculum of the MPH program, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base in the disciplines of biostatistics, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health systems, public policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.
  • Apply basic research skills to specific public health problems in both group and individual settings, including the ability to define problems; construct, articulate and test hypotheses; draw conclusions; and communicate findings to a variety of audiences.
  • Explain the interrelationships between a multitude of factors that can impact on a public health problem, including scientific, medical, environmental, cultural, social, behavioral, economic, political, and ethical factors.
  • Review, critique, and evaluate public health reports and research articles.
  • Apply public health concepts, principles, and methodologies obtained through formal course work to actual problems experienced in the community or work environment.
  • Critically evaluate programs, interventions, and outcomes that relate to public health practice.
  • Apply ethical standards and professional values as they relate to the practice of public health.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the social context within which public health professionals practice.

Competencies - Health Care Management

Upon receiving an M.P.H. degree with a concentration in Health Care Management, the student will be able to: 
  • Conduct financial analyses, including reading and analyzing financial statements. 
  • Conduct economic analyses, including cost-effectiveness analysis, to inform public health management decision-making. 
  • Apply operations management concepts to address organizational performance issues in health service organizations. 
  • Apply the principles of marketing analysis and planning to public health programs and health service organizations. 
  • Utilize statistical analysis skills to conduct health systems and policy research. 
  • Utilize research design and data management skills to conduct health policy and management research. 
  • Evaluate health care financing, regulatory and delivery systems. 
  • Demonstrate written communication skills to effectively communicate in professional health policy and community settings. 
  • Demonstrate oral communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate in professional health policy and community settings. 
  • Utilize advocacy, persuasion, and negotiation skills to influence health policy and management decision making. 
  • Perform strategic analysis and planning for public health care organizations. 
  • Describe legal perspectives on health policy and management issues, including assessment of legal and regulatory environments in the context of public health. 
  • Apply ethical decision making in a health care context. 
  • Apply management problem-solving skills to improve functioning of organizations and agencies in health systems. 
  • Demonstrate leadership, team-based collaboration, and conflict management skills. 
  • Coach and provide constructive feedback to colleagues. 
  • Work with and incorporate perspectives of culturally diverse groups.

Curriculum - Class of 2016

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Yale Online Course Information

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Health Care Management requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. All “a” courses are offered in the fall term, and “b” courses are offered in the spring term. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester.

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Yale Online Course Information

Requirement
Completed?

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Course Units


BIS 505a, Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1


CDE 505a, Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health

1


CDE/EMD 508a, Principles of Epidemiology I

1

MGT 698b, Health Care Finance, Policy, and Economics

1


EHS 510b, Introduction to Environmental Health

1

EPH 100a, Professional Skills Seminar

n/a

EPH 515b, Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics Seminar

n/a

To fulfill the Public Health Practice requirement, choose one of the following four:

EPH 542b, Practice-Based Community Health Research

1

EPH 500b, Public Health Practicum

1

HPM 555a or b, Health Management Practicum

1

EPH 520c, Summer Internship (Approval Required)                                     

n/a

EPH 520c, Summer Internship (required whether or not used to fulfill the Public Health Practice Requirement)

n/a


DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


HPM 561b, Managing Health Care Organizations

1


HPM 583b, Methods in Health Services Research

1


HPM 586b, Microeconomics for Health Policy and Health Management

1

MGT 502a, Fundamentals of Accounting and Valuation

1

MGT 621a, Managing Social Enterprises

1

MGT 879b, Health Care Operations (half term)

0.5

MGT 856b, Managing Marketing Programs (half term)

0.5


MGT 525a, Competitive Strategy

1

MGT 535b, Managing Strategic Networks (half term)

0.5

MGT 887b, Negotiation (half term)

0.5

MGT 699, Health Care Leadership Seminar  (fall and spring)

0.5

Revised 7/21/14

Curriculum - Class of 2015

PDF Version

Download the PDF version of the MPH requirements.

Yale Online Course Information

The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Health Care Management requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. All “a” courses are offered in the fall term, and “b” courses are offered in the spring term. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester.

Requirement
Completed?

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Course Units


BIS 505a, Introduction to Statistical Thinking I

1


BIS 505b, Introduction to Statistical Thinking II

1


CDE 505a, Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health

1

CDE/EMD 508a, Principles of Epidemiology I

1


HPM 510a, Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems

1

EHS 510b, Introduction to Environmental Health

1

EPH 100a, Professional Skills Seminar

n/a

EPH 515b, Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics Seminar

n/a

To fulfill the Public Health Practice requirement, choose one of the following four:

EPH 542b, Practice-Based Community Health Research

1

EPH 500b, Public Health Practicum

1

HPM 555a or b, Health Management Practicum

1

EPH 520c, Summer Internship (Approval Required)                                     

n/a


EPH 520c, Summer Internship (required whether or not used to fulfill the Public Health Practice Requirement)

n/a

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS


HPM 561b, Managing Health Care Organizations

1


HPM 583b, Methods in Health Services Research

1


HPM 586b, Microeconomics for Health Policy and Health Management

1

MGT 502a, Fundamentals of Accounting and Valuation

1

MGT 879b, Health Care Operations (half term)

0.5

MGT 856b, Managing Marketing Programs (half term)

0.5

MGT 698b, Health Care Finance, Policy, and Economics

1


MGT 525a, Competitive Strategy

1

MGT 535b, Managing Strategic Networks (half term)

0.5

MGT 887b, Negotiation (half term)

0.5

MGT 699, Health Care Leadership Seminar (fall and spring)

0.5

Revised 7/21/14

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Samples of Positions at Graduation: 2013, 2012, 2011

  • Manatt, Phelps, Phillips, LLC, Senior Analyst, New York City, NY
  • UCLA Health System, Administrative Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
  • Johnson and Johnson, Associate Director, Health Systems and Global Public Health Policy, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Cleveland Clinic, Administrative Fellow, Cleveland, OH
  • North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Administrative Fellow, Lake Success, NY
  • Analysis Group, Analyst, Menlo Park, CA
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Senior Consultant, McLean, VA
  • Kaiser Permanente, Senior Consulting Associate, Oakland, CA
  • Medtronic, Clinical Research Specialist, San Francisco, CA
  • Avalere Health LLC, Consultant, Washington, DC
  • Covidien, Business Development & Licensing, New Haven, CT
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Administrative Fellow, Sacramento, CA
  • Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS), Hospital Administration Consultant, Haiti