Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2018-33
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: February 26, 2018
Date of Second Reading: March 26, 2018
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions - School for the Science of Health Care Delivery - for the establishment of a graduate program - Master of International Health Management
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Master of International Health Management advances the core principles of the PLuS Alliance by developing solutions to global challenges and generating social impact in health and health care. This graduate degree program is offered by Arizona State University in partnership with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. It offers a fully integrated online program taught across both the privatized and public health care systems – ideal for those seeking a career in international health systems management. All students will complete core coursework in health care management and finance and comparative health systems, then select a four-course track focusing on health informatics, quality improvement in health care, health economics, or hospital management. Major sites of employment include hospital systems, nursing homes and similar facilities, and outpatient clinics – a significant growth market given the aging populations and the need for a health care workforce competent in informatics, leadership, and finance.