The online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership curriculum focuses on four content areas. Within each, you will examine issues facing healthcare professionals every day: organizational complexity, leadership, innovation, healthcare policy and economics, effective business practices, and management of social and human capital. The four content areas are:
- Health Systems Management
- Leadership and Change
- Health Systems Research
- Interprofessional Practice
The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership program is designed with the working professional in mind.
The program’s hybrid online/on-campus model includes eight online classes, three face-to-face on-campus sessions, and two administrative practicum courses at your workplace. All courses are required.
You will begin your program of study with a full-day on-campus, followed by two online foundation courses and then a second on-campus session held at UC San Francisco.
Following the foundation courses, you will complete 6 online courses and 2 quarters of administrative practicum in your workplace. During your final quarter, you will attend the culminating on-campus course at UC San Francisco. Each course is described below:
The Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership Program’s philosophy draws from five domains of leadership and management.
- Purpose (setting an organizational vision and strategic direction)
- Process (making decisions; managing projects)
- People (promoting collaboration, diversity, and teamwork; managing others)
- Personal (self-knowledge)
- Professionalism (ethical responsibility; personal integrity)
The program’s pedagogic methods leverage students’ professional expertise and experience and build upon extant knowledge and experiences in a collaborative, cooperative learning environment. Theory is infused throughout program coursework and applied in mentored practicums as well as the capstone project. Competency development is determined at the interface between acquisition and application of knowledge, skills and attitudes.