MS in Healthcare Leadership

Our MS in Healthcare Leadership program prepares you with the competencies, market-driven skills, and experiential learning necessary to lead, innovate, and transform the healthcare industry.

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Healthcare is undergoing unprecedented change, and the industry is demanding more from those in leadership positions. The ability to adapt to change in this dynamic environment is integral to hospitals and healthcare systems alike. Employers demand leaders who understand health policies, laws, and patient care, as well hold the business acumen to understand the economics, organizational dynamics, strategic planning, marketing, and technology necessary for healthcare systems to operate.

This collaboration between Dominican’s Barowsky School of Business and the School of Health & Natural Sciences brings together vital business leadership skills, specifically tailored for the healthcare industry. As one of the only campus based programs of its kind in the Bay Area, we are able to leverage the vast healthcare partnerships Dominican has curated through our renowned biological sciences, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant programs.


The MS in Healthcare Leadership will prepare you to be a leader who works across organizational boundaries, creating and managing systems of care for the health of the populations you serve. The program culminates with a global consulting practicum, featuring an international trip focused on project-based learning with healthcare clients.


Designed for working professionals, our evening and weekend courses feature a face-to-face format, small class size, high faculty interaction, and guided career mentoring.


Our program is ideal for:

  • • Healthcare professionals seeking to advance into leadership and management roles in the healthcare delivery, healthcare consulting, public health, health insurance, patient advocacy, and healthcare policy regulation industries.
  • • Hospital Administrators and Managers
  • • Medical Practice Managers
  • • Physician Executives
  • • Scientist/Biotech/Pharmacy Professionals
  • • Physician Assistants
  • • Nurses (RNs)
  • • Lab Managers
  • • Healthcare Industry Managers


Students will gain hands-on experience not only in functional areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and global business, but also through state-of-the-art courses in healthcare economics, policies, laws & regulations, healthcare analytics, and healthcare informatics. The program culminates with a global consulting practicum, featuring an international trip focused on project-based learning with healthcare clients.

What You'll Learn

| Measurable skills and knowledge

Lead across organizational boundaries in the clinical, corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors of the healthcare industry

Understand the economics, organizational dynamics, governance, and information technology needed to make strong managerial decisions in healthcare

Lead change bringing patients, communities, and healthcare professionals together around new models of healthcare and wellness


Contact Melissa Delaney, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment, 415.257.1379 or