Long-Term Care Management, MS

Master of Science Degree in Long-Term Care Management

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 37
    Credits
  • $315.00
    In-State
  • $504.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Long-Term Care Management program prepares students for leadership roles in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, hospice centers, home-health facilities, assisted-living centers and veterans homes. 

Who should choose this program?

  • Health practitioners seeking management positions.
  • Individuals from any field who want to pursue a non-clinical healthcare-related administrative career.

Knowledge and skills gained through coursework will increase understanding of finance, management and processes to position oneself to facilitate change and achieve higher levels of quality in an organization.

Why should you choose this program?

  • Provides a solid foundation in management and social science topics for well-rounded expertise to oversee long-term care facilities
  • Internship opportunity equips you with valuable experience in the healthcare industry to jumpstart your administrative career
  • UNK faculty will assist you in setting up an internship that is tailored to your professional goals and is located at a long-term care facility in or near your community

Career Outlook: As an entire generation of Baby Boomers face retirement and the need for long-term healthcare, the demand for healthcare administrators or executives is growing. Long-term care administrators have a strong influence on the quality of services available to this demographic.

Career paths include:

  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Administrative Services Managers

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree

  2. A written personal statement

  3. 2 letters of recommendation

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions 
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee 


Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT 841PHealth Care Management II: Managing Processes Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for effectively coordinating, planning and managing business processes. These processes include scheduling, waiting line assessment, quality, budgeting, financial planning and forecasting.
MGT 845Cultural Responsiveness: Building Clinical and Institutional Trust2
Current and future health care providers will analyze the critical issues of cultural responsiveness and building trust when treating patients from different backgrounds. Students will be mentored in writing a case report that critically assesses cultural responsiveness in the case of an individual patient.
MGT 850PHealth Care Delivery: Systems and Policies3
This course is for health sciences students and students interested in health care management. Topics include: 1) the organization, delivery and financing of health care, 2) the business side of health care including workforce issues, payment systems and cost control, 3) issues in the health care industry including the effect of government policies and 4) the opportunity for students to critically evaluate current changes in health care policies in the United States and other countries and the effect of such changes on the quality of patient care.
MGT 875Management Internship1 - 3
MGT 875 1-3 credit hours Management Internship Professional experience and development of the student in a managerial capacity. The internship is an opportunity for the student to integrate what has been learned during program coursework in an applied setting. Objectives, content, duration, expected outcomes and credit hours of the internship will be determined by the MBA Director (or Chair of the Management Department) and the Internship Director. One credit hour = 100 clock hours logged within the setting.
PSY 804Health Care Ethics2
This course will cover common issues encountered by healthcare practitioners in various research and applied paths. The goal of the course is to introduce students to pertinent ethical issues they are likely to face in their career. The course includes lectures, discussions, journals and case studies complementing the learning process.
PSCI 833The Politics & Policy of Health Care3
An examination of current government policies, policy alternatives and political interests that complicate the development and implementation of health policies in the United States.
MGT 840PHealth Care Management I: Managing People Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for getting things done through other people. This course focuses on giving students the tools (theory and practice) to become an effective manager in health care settings. Topics include leadership, ethics, staffing, teamwork, communication, performance management and effectively managing change in health care organizations.
MGT 892Strategic Analysis & Decision Making3
A course designed to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration and to emphasize strategic analysis and decision making. This course is to be taken after 9 hours of MBA core courses are completed. Department Consent Required
SOWK 871Aging Services3
The common problems of the aged and their families are studied, knowledge of existing services is provided and students are exposed to the initial theory and practice of delivering services to the aged in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
MGT 890Leadership & Organizational Behavior3
Focuses on leadership and human behavior in organizations, with emphasis on how group dynamics, decision making, team building, culture and conflict impact individual and organizational performance.
PSY 862Adult Development & Aging3
PSY 862 3 credit hours Adult Development and Aging The changes that come with age are addressed. Topics include physical decline, attitudes toward death and dying and theories of biological, psychological and social aging.
ACCT 858Managerial Accounting System3
An analytical investigation and discussion of the adaptation of financial accounting data for internal management purposes. Focus will be on four essential aspects of reporting accounting data: cost determination, cost control, performance evaluation and financial information for planning and special decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 801 or ACCT 250.
PSY 840PHealth Psychology3
Examines how thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physiology, and culture influence health and well-being. Topics include: physical systems of the body, stress and illness, health-related behaviors, health services and end-of-life care.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT 841PHealth Care Management II: Managing Processes Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for effectively coordinating, planning and managing business processes. These processes include scheduling, waiting line assessment, quality, budgeting, financial planning and forecasting.
MGT 845Cultural Responsiveness: Building Clinical and Institutional Trust2
Current and future health care providers will analyze the critical issues of cultural responsiveness and building trust when treating patients from different backgrounds. Students will be mentored in writing a case report that critically assesses cultural responsiveness in the case of an individual patient.
MGT 850PHealth Care Delivery: Systems and Policies3
This course is for health sciences students and students interested in health care management. Topics include: 1) the organization, delivery and financing of health care, 2) the business side of health care including workforce issues, payment systems and cost control, 3) issues in the health care industry including the effect of government policies and 4) the opportunity for students to critically evaluate current changes in health care policies in the United States and other countries and the effect of such changes on the quality of patient care.
MGT 875Management Internship1 - 3
MGT 875 1-3 credit hours Management Internship Professional experience and development of the student in a managerial capacity. The internship is an opportunity for the student to integrate what has been learned during program coursework in an applied setting. Objectives, content, duration, expected outcomes and credit hours of the internship will be determined by the MBA Director (or Chair of the Management Department) and the Internship Director. One credit hour = 100 clock hours logged within the setting.
PSY 804Health Care Ethics2
This course will cover common issues encountered by healthcare practitioners in various research and applied paths. The goal of the course is to introduce students to pertinent ethical issues they are likely to face in their career. The course includes lectures, discussions, journals and case studies complementing the learning process.
PSCI 833The Politics & Policy of Health Care3
An examination of current government policies, policy alternatives and political interests that complicate the development and implementation of health policies in the United States.
MGT 840PHealth Care Management I: Managing People Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for getting things done through other people. This course focuses on giving students the tools (theory and practice) to become an effective manager in health care settings. Topics include leadership, ethics, staffing, teamwork, communication, performance management and effectively managing change in health care organizations.
MGT 892Strategic Analysis & Decision Making3
A course designed to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration and to emphasize strategic analysis and decision making. This course is to be taken after 9 hours of MBA core courses are completed. Department Consent Required
SOWK 871Aging Services3
The common problems of the aged and their families are studied, knowledge of existing services is provided and students are exposed to the initial theory and practice of delivering services to the aged in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
MGT 890Leadership & Organizational Behavior3
Focuses on leadership and human behavior in organizations, with emphasis on how group dynamics, decision making, team building, culture and conflict impact individual and organizational performance.
PSY 862Adult Development & Aging3
PSY 862 3 credit hours Adult Development and Aging The changes that come with age are addressed. Topics include physical decline, attitudes toward death and dying and theories of biological, psychological and social aging.
ACCT 858Managerial Accounting System3
An analytical investigation and discussion of the adaptation of financial accounting data for internal management purposes. Focus will be on four essential aspects of reporting accounting data: cost determination, cost control, performance evaluation and financial information for planning and special decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 801 or ACCT 250.
PSY 840PHealth Psychology3
Examines how thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physiology, and culture influence health and well-being. Topics include: physical systems of the body, stress and illness, health-related behaviors, health services and end-of-life care.

Other Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
MGT 841PHealth Care Management II: Managing Processes Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for effectively coordinating, planning and managing business processes. These processes include scheduling, waiting line assessment, quality, budgeting, financial planning and forecasting.
MGT 845Cultural Responsiveness: Building Clinical and Institutional Trust2
Current and future health care providers will analyze the critical issues of cultural responsiveness and building trust when treating patients from different backgrounds. Students will be mentored in writing a case report that critically assesses cultural responsiveness in the case of an individual patient.
MGT 850PHealth Care Delivery: Systems and Policies3
This course is for health sciences students and students interested in health care management. Topics include: 1) the organization, delivery and financing of health care, 2) the business side of health care including workforce issues, payment systems and cost control, 3) issues in the health care industry including the effect of government policies and 4) the opportunity for students to critically evaluate current changes in health care policies in the United States and other countries and the effect of such changes on the quality of patient care.
MGT 875Management Internship1 - 3
MGT 875 1-3 credit hours Management Internship Professional experience and development of the student in a managerial capacity. The internship is an opportunity for the student to integrate what has been learned during program coursework in an applied setting. Objectives, content, duration, expected outcomes and credit hours of the internship will be determined by the MBA Director (or Chair of the Management Department) and the Internship Director. One credit hour = 100 clock hours logged within the setting.
PSY 804Health Care Ethics2
This course will cover common issues encountered by healthcare practitioners in various research and applied paths. The goal of the course is to introduce students to pertinent ethical issues they are likely to face in their career. The course includes lectures, discussions, journals and case studies complementing the learning process.
PSCI 833The Politics & Policy of Health Care3
An examination of current government policies, policy alternatives and political interests that complicate the development and implementation of health policies in the United States.
MGT 840PHealth Care Management I: Managing People Effectively3
Health care managers are responsible for getting things done through other people. This course focuses on giving students the tools (theory and practice) to become an effective manager in health care settings. Topics include leadership, ethics, staffing, teamwork, communication, performance management and effectively managing change in health care organizations.
MGT 892Strategic Analysis & Decision Making3
A course designed to integrate the knowledge acquired in other courses in business administration and to emphasize strategic analysis and decision making. This course is to be taken after 9 hours of MBA core courses are completed. Department Consent Required
SOWK 871Aging Services3
The common problems of the aged and their families are studied, knowledge of existing services is provided and students are exposed to the initial theory and practice of delivering services to the aged in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.
MGT 890Leadership & Organizational Behavior3
Focuses on leadership and human behavior in organizations, with emphasis on how group dynamics, decision making, team building, culture and conflict impact individual and organizational performance.
PSY 862Adult Development & Aging3
PSY 862 3 credit hours Adult Development and Aging The changes that come with age are addressed. Topics include physical decline, attitudes toward death and dying and theories of biological, psychological and social aging.
ACCT 858Managerial Accounting System3
An analytical investigation and discussion of the adaptation of financial accounting data for internal management purposes. Focus will be on four essential aspects of reporting accounting data: cost determination, cost control, performance evaluation and financial information for planning and special decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 801 or ACCT 250.
PSY 840PHealth Psychology3
Examines how thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physiology, and culture influence health and well-being. Topics include: physical systems of the body, stress and illness, health-related behaviors, health services and end-of-life care.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$315.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$367.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$945.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1101.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$504.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$556.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1512.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1668.75
About Faculty

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Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterJul 10
  • Spring SemesterNov 10
  • Summer SessionApr 10