Accredited diploma

Offered by Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Taught in English

Engage in live connect session and group discussions

12-24 months

10 courses total, 8 courses and 2 elective courses

100% online

The MSM degree offers true flexibility

$24k tuition

An innovative master’s degree for aspiring healthcare leaders brought to you by Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and Northeastern University.

In coming together to create this opportunity, Northeastern and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science represent an extraordinary collaboration in which the world’s #1 hospital is joining a top academic research institution with a long-standing reputation for digital innovation, research, and business leadership. This innovative new MS in Management program, with concentrations in Healthcare Administration or Digital Transformation, develops the next generation of leaders who will drive positive change and transform the future of healthcare on a global scale.

Healthcare Administration Concentration

The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving, and there is a growing need for professionals who can manage complex healthcare systems effectively. Our Healthcare Administration concentration provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry, including healthcare policy, management, finance, and quality improvement. With a focus on leadership and strategy, this concentration equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and health insurance companies. Our expert faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, offering you the opportunity to learn from experienced healthcare professionals. Graduates will be prepared to make a positive impact on the healthcare industry and improve the lives of patients and their families.

The Healthcare Administration concentration is designed for professionals with or without experience in healthcare. Those without healthcare experience will benefit from enrolling in the elective course “The American Healthcare System”.

Digital Transformation Concentration

The rapid growth in digital transformation in healthcare demands that its managers have the appropriate skills to lead the design and implementation of these changes. Our Digital Transformation concentration can equip you with the skills and knowledge to harness the power of digital technologies for strategic advantage. Through coursework in digital strategy, data mining and analytics, health informatics and health information systems, emerging technologies, and organizational change management, you will learn how to develop and execute digital initiatives that create value for customers and stakeholders. Our faculty includes experts with real-world experience in driving digital transformation in a variety of industries. With this concentration, you will be well-prepared to lead your organization into the digital future.

The Digital Transformation Concentration is designed for experienced healthcare professionals, however those without a healthcare background are eligible to apply. Those without healthcare experience will benefit from enrolling in the elective course “The American Healthcare System”.

Benefit from academic excellence and healthcare expertise

As a student in this program, you will learn from a team of star faculty from Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, plus top executives from Mayo Clinic. The collective real-world expertise of the program’s faculty serves to ensure that the skills you learn are directly applicable to your chosen career path. This is further bolstered by the fact that each course in the program starts with a case study drawn directly from Mayo Clinic. As you advance through the program, you’ll analyze these case studies, interact with experts, do hands-on projects, and more. The specially developed case studies from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science are timely and up-to-the-minute, further ensuring that you are mastering cutting-edge, job-ready skills.

Prepare for management careers as a digital change agent

If you are currently a manager or an executive working in the healthcare field, you have an opportunity with this pioneering program to build fluency with the latest techniques, technologies, and tools powering digital transformation across institutions. Earning your master’s through this unique program is an ideal way to solidify your status as an innovation leader. If you are a manager or executive working outside of healthcare who wants to enter this dynamic field, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from the world’s leading healthcare experts from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in a rigorous program defined by Northeastern’s longstanding commitment to academic excellence. And if you are a current healthcare worker eager to build a management career, you can learn the vital combination of leadership and technical skills that will enable you to pursue new opportunities.

The application for the Fall 2023 start of the MS in Management is now open. The application deadline is August 14.

Important Dates:

  • February 11, 2023: Fall 2023 application open
  • August 14, 2023: Fall 2023 deadline

About the Program


This program is for professionals with or without a healthcare background who are interested in beginning or advancing their career in healthcare leadership. It is designed for managers or executives in hospital systems and other healthcare organizations who want to leverage cutting-edge practices in digital transformation. It is also designed for healthcare workers who would like a change in career path to one in management in the healthcare industry and professionals outside of healthcare who want to transition into the field. The program accepts applications for Spring 1, Spring 2, Fall 1 and Fall 2 cohorts.

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Northeastern faculty from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences will co-teach select courses with Mayo Clinic faculty. Some of the Northeastern professors are experts in areas such as innovation, business management, change management, and digital technology. Others are medical doctors, former hospital executives and consultants to major medtech companies.

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In as few as 12 months you can earn an exceptional master’s degree, designed to position you as an innovator and leader in the fast changing healthcare field. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical and Health Services Managers is projected to grow 32% from 2019 to 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Graduates from the MSM program are prepared to pursue careers in Patient Access, Digital Solutions, Experience Design and many other healthcare roles.

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Student experience

You’ll practice by doing, not just reading and viewing. You’ll practice –and get feedback—throughout the entire course, not just at the endpoint. You’ll be able to hone your skills on live projects inside your own organization, integrated with your work, or on a case study. You’ll analyze examples, interact with experts, do hands-on projects, and more.

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About Northeastern University

Northeastern is known for its connections to employers and their real-world needs – and for developing skilled and practiced talent that delivers. Experiential learning programs that prepare talent to deliver on those needs is a Northeastern signature.

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About Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is the teaching hospital division of Mayo Clinic, the nation’s top-ranked hospital system. You’ll learn from faculty from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, plus top executives from Mayo Clinic.

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Feb 11

Fall 2023 application open


Fall 2023 application deadline


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