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MGM Healthcare

MGM in Healthcare Services

A unique hybrid online program

The Master of Global Management (MGM) in Healthcare Services is a healthcare specialization for the #1 Master’s in Management according to the Times Higher Education/WSJ 2019 Business Schools Report. This online Master’s degree program, co-created by Arizona State University (ASU)’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) will provide students with a hands-on, culturally diverse educational experience. It does so by providing a balanced curriculum of theoretical and practical knowledge: The program consists of 49 credits in total. 43 credit hours are delivered online. 6 credit hours are designed as in-person applied project practicums, where students identify, analyze and solve problems for real-world clients in the healthcare industry.

Upcoming intakes

  • August 2020
  • January 2021


MGM students can expect to see these courses in their curriculum:

  • Navigating Global and Regional Business Environments
  • Communicating and Negotiating Across Cultures
  • Global Accounting: Managing with Numbers
  • Global Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Innovation and the Individual
  • Systems thinking in a Complex Environment
  • Applied Learning I (Practicum)
  • Healthcare Policy and Innovation
  • Principles of Evidence Based Practice
  • Outcomes Evaluation
  • Special Topics in Healthcare
  • Strategy in a Competitive World
  • Financial Value Creation for Leaders
  • Leading Digital and Data Decision Making
  • Global Leadership and Personal Development
  • Applied Learning 2 (Practicum)
  • Personal Development Capstone

Online Learning with Thunderbird

Thunderbird’s mission since its inception has been to educate and shape global leaders — DHGE operates under the same principle. This is why the partners have co-created an online-blended degree that can be studied from anywhere in the world, on the student’s own schedule. Through technology-enabled learning, students will use various learning methods including:

  • Video lectures
  • Simulations
  • Exercises
  • Exams
  • Active discussion
  • Team-based learning

In addition to the online learning content, students will have the unique opportunity to work with clients on real healthcare projects in two on-site applied project practicums — this guarantees that you not only graduate with a degree that you can be proud of, but with applicable skills that you can use on the job straight away as well.

Why Study MGM in Healthcare Services?

Technology, innovation, and globalization are changing the way we live and work. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are driving industries' practices — including healthcare — to levels never before seen. Contemporary challenges of the global health management workforce include demographic and epidemiological change, efficiency-saving, human resource management, changing structures, intensified management, and shifting roles and expectations. The world needs global leaders who can help healthcare organizations navigate these challenges and the risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution while taking advantage of its opportunities.

The MGM in Healthcare Services equips leaders to navigate the modern world, shapes students into leaders and prepares them to build businesses, economies, cultures, and environments on a global level.

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