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Management in Health Care (Dual Degree)

Program Overview

Program Overview

Lipscomb's Management in Health Care is only available as a dual degree program with PharmD.

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Just beginning your career in the health care industry? You’re in the right place. There isn’t a better place to learn the ins-and-outs of health care business than in the health care capital of America. You’re sure to make a mark in this booming field with your degree.

Our program will prepare you to be a significant contributor to the health care community both in Nashville and beyond. Learn from seasoned faculty who will develop you within an innovative, immersive and integrated curriculum. You’ll evaluate where health care is today and how it will progress in the future. You will gain experience beyond the classroom walls and within local health care entities. You will be a sought-after professional prepared to jump into this exciting industry.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Our MMHC program takes a personal approach, and we want you to learn as much from each other as from your professors. That’s why we consider the whole candidate in our admissions process. We are looking for MMHC students who are ready to think analytically, who can contribute to a team, who are motivated by personal growth, and who can inspire others. 

Applicants to the MMHC program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

The complete application requirements for the MMHC program:

  • Your submitted online application and fee
  • Resume
  • Personal response to the following question: How will the knowledge and skills you expect to attain in Lipscomb's MMHC program help you create more value in your organization and community?
  • Transcripts from your undergraduate program (and graduate, if applicable)
  • Have electronic copies emailed directly from your undergraduate institution to the gradadmissions [at] (Graduate Admissions Office.)
    • If you are having a hard copy mailed, have it sent to: Lipscomb University, ATTN: Graduate Admissions Office, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
  • Two professional recommendations. You’ll input your recommenders' email addresses and they’ll receive a link to an online form they can complete in about 15 minutes.
  • Interview



Master of Management in Health Care students will take the following courses representing a total of 40 hours of coursework:

  • BU 6303 - Health Services Management
  • BU 6323 - The U.S. Health Care System
  • BU 6333 - Health Care Financial Management
  • BU 6523 - Managing Human Resources
  • BU 6533 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • ICM 5053 - Conflict Management in Health Care Settings
  • HA 6113 - Health Policy
  • HA 6163 - Information Systems in Health Care
  • HA 6173 - Process Improvement in Health Care
  • HA 6183 - Professional Development in Health Care
  • HA 6213 - Creating Value in Health Care
  • HA 6233 - Law and Ethics in Health Care
Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

Total tuition is $38,000* for the 40 hour program, with cost per credit hour of $950*.

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Types of Aid


Both our deeply connected faculty and our experiential learning opportunities offer myriad ways for you to form relationships with leaders in the industry. These connections will serve and support you throughout your career.

Nashville, TN

A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville, Tennessee, an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.

Our Faculty

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    Donita Brown

    Assistant Professor

    Donita Brown is a native Middle Tennessee, calling Robertson County home. The Lipscomb University professor teaches in the Master of Management Healthcare Administration Program and Masters of Health Administration, as well...

    Meet Donita Brown
  • Rebecca Burcham headshot

    Rebecca Burcham

    Department Chair - Management, Entrepreneurship & Marketing

    Rebecca calls both Hattiesburg, MS and New Orleans, LA her dual hometowns as she spent equal amounts of time in both during her childhood. She graduated from Mississippi State University...

    Meet Rebecca Burcham
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    Bart Liddle

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Bart Liddle serves the Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programming. In addition to...

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Career Paths

Administrative Services Managers

Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate supportive services of an organization. Their specific responsibilities vary, but administrative service managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, and office upkeep.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Medical and health services managers, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Management Analysts

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.