International Health Management, MIHM

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Learn to develop transdisciplinary approaches for tackling global challenges and generating social impact in health and health care. You will learn skill sets that are required at the leadership and management levels of an enterprise: policy, economics, finance, safety and development.

The 100% online MIHM degree is offered by Arizona State University in partnership with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Ideal for students seeking a career in international health systems management, this degree program advances the core principles of the PLuS Alliance to develop solutions to global challenges and generate social impact in health and health care. The collaborative and international nature of the program provides students access to global academic networks and industry partners.

Students in this international health management program select a track focusing on health informatics, quality improvement in health care, health economics or hospital management. Students will build knowledge necessary for leadership and management, including policy, economics, finance and development, from the combined expertise of faculty at two world-renowned research universities. After courses in health care management, finance and comparative health systems, students choose an area of focus in health informatics, quality improvement in health care, health economics or hospital management.

Major sites of employment for graduates include hospital systems, nursing homes and similar facilities, and outpatient clinics. There is a significant growth market for graduates with skills in international health management given the aging populations and the need for a health care workforce competent in informatics, leadership and finance.

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International Health Management, MIHM

Plan of study

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a related field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, public health, pharmacy, biomedical informatics, social work, premed, prehealth, nutrition, health promotion or others.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of reference
  4. personal statement
  5. resume or curriculum vitae
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

Three letters of reference from either academic or professional sources are required; reference letters from friends or relatives are not accepted. Letters demonstrating involvement in health care, community service or leadership are encouraged.

A personal statement must be submitted that explains how the applicant plans to contribute to the health care system after the degree is obtained; how the program will help the applicant achieve their goals; what the applicant's career aspirations are; and what interested the applicant in this degree program.

A phone or video conference interview with the admissions committee may be required.

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