Survey:a new graduate program at Ryerson: A Master of Health Services Management in Community Care
The School of Health Services Management at Ryerson University is proposing to introduce a new graduate program: a Master of Health Services Management in Community Care (MHSMCC).

Ryerson's MHSMCC will be the first graduate program in Canada to focus on community health services management. The Ryerson MHSMCC is designed for degree-holders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) who are working in health care, or who want to transition into it.

The goal of the program is to prepare students to actively, effectively, efficiently and ethically manage, lead and/or start organizations that coordinate and/or deliver health care and support to people (of all ages) living in their homes and the community. Beyond providing the knowledge and skills required by managers and leaders in the broader healthcare sector, the program will put a special emphasis on flexibility, inter-organizational collaboration, enabling technology, entrepreneurship and business skills that care in the community demands.

Key characteristics of the proposed program include:

- Skill-based curriculum comprising six courses plus a capstone project addressing a key issue with a partner/provider in the community care sector. Core courses cover health care policy, management, finance and accounting, information technology, and performance and program evaluation, all as related and applied in home and community care.

- Students drawn from diverse organizations providing care, from traditional healthcare institutions such as hospitals or government to for-profit and not-for-profit providers of home care services.

- Modular format delivered over 16 months allowing students to complete the program while remaining employed (i.e. courses delivered Thursday evenings and all day classroom format Thursday - Friday, 4 times a semester).

- Reasonable tuition cost.

- Accessible location at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto.

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