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Graduate Bulletin

Healthcare Management, M.H.M.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1

Spring: September 30

Full-time applicants are admitted Fall semester only.

Part-time applicants are admitted Fall and Spring semesters.

Applications are processed as they are received throughout the year. International students who miss the deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript(s) by an approved educational evaluation firm.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Professional references from an immediate supervisor, current or past, are preferred. Academic references are acceptable.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

No specific courses are required for admission, but two years of work experience are highly recommended.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A bachelor's degree, not necessarily in a business discipline, is required.

Statement of Goals:

Two essays are required. See the Fox School of Business and Management website at http://www.fox.temple.edu/grad.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. Quantitative and verbal scores on the GRE should be in the 50th percentile or above. Applicants should ideally have attained a total GMAT score of 600 or higher. Those with GMAT scores below 550 are encouraged to retake the examination. Scores under 500 on the GMAT are not considered for the M.H.M. program.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program, but not previously applied to a conferred degree, may be transferred into the program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred, the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the department chair. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 54

Required Courses:

Students are required to complete 21 to 22.5 credits in graduate business core courses in management/leadership; 30 credits of graduate healthcare courses (21 credits offered by Fox School of Business and Management and 9 credits offer by the Department of Public Health of the College of Health Professions); and 3 credits of elective coursework.

Management / Leadership Core Courses (21-22.5 credits):

ACCT 5001:  Accounting for Managerial and Investment Analysis and Planning

ECON 5001:  Managerial Economics

FIN 5001:  Financial Analysis and Strategy


MSOM 5001:  Managing Business Processes

GSM 5051:  Business Strategy in a Global Environment


GSM 5101:  Foundations of Strategic Management

HRM 5051:  Human Resources Management Strategies

HRM 5054:  Leadership

MIS 5001:  Management Information Systems

MKTG 5001:  Marketing Management Strategy

STAT 5001:  Quantitative Methods for Business

Healthcare Courses (30 credits):

HCM 5101:  Health Systems Organization and Development

HCM 5102:  Management of Healthcare Organizations

HCM 5103:  Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations

HCM 5104:  Healthcare Law and Information Technology

HCM 5185:  Summer Administrative Residency

PH 5001:  Historical and Bioethical Issues in Public Health

PH 5101:  Epidemiology

PH 8003:  Political-Economic Aspects of Public Health  

RMI 5103:  Health Risks

STAT 5002:  Introduction to Biostatistics

Elective (3 credits)

Culminating Events:

No thesis is required.

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102



Department Contacts:


Dr. Barbara Blundi Manaka

Associate Program Director




Program Coordinator:

Dr. Barbara Blundi Manaka

Associate Program Director



Dr. William Aaronson

Program Director




Graduate Chairperson:

Dr. William Aaronson





Dr. R. B. Drennan



About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University has redefined graduate business education.  The overarching educational goal of the M.H.M. program is to prepare students to assume leadership positions in healthcare management. The program will provide high-quality business education and generalist healthcare management education designed to prepare individuals for managerial, leadership, or business support positions among a variety of healthcare organizations and for career advancement. Graduates will be proficient in both general business and healthcare administration and leadership.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

Required business core courses and courses in advanced managerial perspectives are offered in a rotation cycle at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses. A selection of upper-level courses is offered at the Center City and Fort Washington campuses each semester. Courses may also be offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students in the full-time cohort program are required to complete the degree program through core courses in the daytime and concentration classes offered after 4:30 p.m. 

Part-time students (8 credit hours or less per semester) are required to complete all coursework in classes that meet after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

1515 Market Street, Suite 401

Philadelphia, PA 19102


Interdisciplinary Study:

Students may choose to complete upper-level courses in another business academic area as an elective.


Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's Advanta Center for Financial Services Studies, the Center for e-Marketing, the Center for Healthcare Research and Management, the Ethics Resource Center, the Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Safeguard Scientific Center for Economics Education, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University.

Study Abroad:

The Fox School offers graduate-level courses during the summer at its Rome, Italy campus.


The Fox School of Business and Management is highly ranked. Current ranking information may be viewed at the following website:



The M.H.M. program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Areas of Specialization:

Not applicable.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the program will be prepared for managerial, leadership, or business support positions among a variety of healthcare organizations.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may be allowed to take classes on a non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students may take a maximum of 9 credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

The Fox School of Business and Management has a limited number of scholarships for students with high academic grades and test scores. Scholarships are offered at the time of acceptance into the Fox School. The Fox School has a limited number of graduate externships for assignments in academic and administrative departments. Work assignments are generally administrative in nature and may include word and data processing. An extern provides up to 20 hours of service per week. Students are required to submit applications directly to the department in which they wish to be appointed.

Updated 10.15.08