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Simon Business School Launches New MS in Health Care Management in New York City

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health care is one of the most complex and constantly evolving industries in business today. Recognizing the need for leaders who have an in-depth understanding of the industry, the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester is launching a new Master of Science in Health Care Management (MS HCM) in New York City. The part-time, specialized program is structured for Tri-state area health care professionals who are seeking an accelerated graduate health care management degree at a convenient midtown Manhattan location.



"Our MS in Health Care Management in New York City program offers health care professionals the ability to enhance their core business and industry knowledge at an accelerated pace, while continuing their career progression" said Janet Anderson, executive director of professional programs at the Simon Business School in New York City. "Our goal is to provide prospective students with a unique set of skills that will enable them to innovate and think broadly and strategically, adding considerable contributions to their organizations."

The 13-month program is designed for working professionals with at least five years of post-baccalaureate work experience, ideally in the health care industry. The ideal candidate will have recently entered or are about to enter a management-level role, typically in clinical, administrative or research disciplines. The program combines an understanding of the underlying economics that drive industry evolution with core business management and operations skills. This knowledge allows graduates to evaluate their organization and optimize health care delivery, while preparing for the next change to occur.

"Organizations responding to business challenges associated with health care reform are looking for leaders with the comprehensive toolkit to navigate current and future industry trends," said Sam Ogie, director of health care programs at the Simon Business School. "This rigorous program will prepare health care professionals for the entire length of their career by helping them become effective decision makers and influencers in their organizations."

Consisting of 12 courses (three credit hours each), classes are held on alternate weekends at the Simon School's NYC facility at 1601 Broadway. Six core courses provide a solid foundation in economics, strategic decision-making, accounting, and finance. The core curriculum is complemented by six health care courses covering key topics including: industry structure and reform, financing, insurance, operations, information technology, investments, and entrepreneurism in medical services and devices. The program also includes two residency weeks (one at the beginning of the program and one at the end) at the University of Rochester main campus. Financial aid and merit scholarships are available, as well as potential for credit towards Continuing Medical Education (CME). Classes will start in July, 2015 and the deadline for applications is June 1, 2015.

To provide NYC health care organizations a preview of the MS-HCM program content, a special monthly NYC seminar series on key industry topics is being held in conjunction with Simon faculty and experts from the University of Rochester Medical Center. Additional details are available at simon.rochester.edu/nycseminars.

The new program joins Simon's ever-growing portfolio of academic offerings for professionals in New York City, including the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and the Master of Science in Management (MSM). For more information, please contact the Simon Business School's NYC Programs Office at (585) 275-3439 or nycprograms@simon.rochester.edu.

About the Simon Business School

The Simon Business School is currently ranked among the leading graduate business schools in the world in rankings published by the popular press, including BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, and Financial Times. The Financial Times recently rated the School No. 3 in the world for economics and No. 4 in the world for finance. More information about Simon Business School is available at www.simon.rochester.edu.

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CONTACT: Randi Rispoli, 973-588-2185, rrispoli@coynepr.com or Charla Kucko, 585-273-4806, charla.kucko@simon.rochester.edu

Source:University of Rochester