The overarching objective of the MHSM program is to prepare individuals to function effectively as managers and administrators in a wide range of public and private health care environments. Embedded in the program are global learning objectives which include developing and enhancing:
- Interdisciplinary knowledge
- Advanced numeracy skills
- Systems thinking
- Advanced critical thinking skills
- Advanced analytic and decision-making skills
- Global mindset
The program prepares students to be independent, strategic thinkers and collaborative colleagues. While the students’ knowledge and skillsets will be shaped within the context of health care, the learning outcomes will be transferable. More specifically, students will:
- Understand the context and complexity of health services and health management in the Canadian healthcare system.
- Develop interdisciplinary, integrated knowledge of, and experience in, the management of health services across five modules: Design; Financial Structure; Leading and Bridging; Political Environment; and Conceptualization.
- Develop foundational knowledge of the functional management areas of public and private health care environments.
- Become effective managers of interdisciplinary environments in the health care sector.
- Acquire enhanced meta-cognitive skills in numeracy, systems thinking, analytic thinking, critical thinking, synthesis, and decision-making.
- Acquire effective team building and team cohesion skills.
- Develop foundational knowledge of a variety of health care systems outside Canada.
- Develop knowledge and acquire competencies in applied research and decision-making.
- Develop research skills to diagnose current challenges in a health care organization and construct a potential solution.
- Organize and pursue an integrated project in a managerial setting in a health care organization.
- Write and present an applied project to an acceptable scholarly level.