Offering a healthcare specialization for the No. 1 Master's in Management in the world

Technological innovation develops faster than ever, dramatically impacting how we work and live. The world needs global leaders who can help organizations navigate the risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution while taking advantage of its opportunities. This is why Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) have partnered to offer a Master of Global Management (MGM) degree with a healthcare specialization. This partnership brings together the largest not-for-profit healthcare providers in the U.S. and the number one university in the U.S. for innovation with the world’s number one ranked Master’s in Management.

The first intake will be in January 2020. The program will explore numerous areas needed to shape nimble, innovative and creative healthcare leaders. The subject matter covers the impact of decentralization on delivery of healthcare services, the future of healthcare services, how to adapt to changing stakeholder needs, the impact and opportunities of technology, and a wide range of healthcare-related business content. Thunderbird’s renowned global management curriculum tailored for healthcare will be augmented by courses from ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. This world-class instruction is blended with applied learning in an innovative approach: 6 of the credit hours are dedicated to in-person applied project practicums, where students will have the opportunity to identify, analyze and solve real problems while working on practical projects, within real facilities and for real clients.

“One of the most important aspects of this program is that it is not all online,” said Gary Gibbons, clinical associate professor of finance at Thunderbird who specializes in innovation. “There is an element of practical training that is far beyond case studies.”

Find out more about this initiative here.