The Part-Time Management Program (PTM) is a 28-month evening program geared toward candidates who are working and have at least one year of experience in a health-related industry. Courses integrate professional experience into the classroom, and provide the knowledge and skills needed for advancement in health services management and planning.
Classes typically meet two nights per week between 5:30 and 8:20 p.m. During some semesters, students will take classes that meet three evenings per week. Additionally, some electives may be offered on weekends, and a culminating weekend Health System Simulation experience occurs in the final summer of the program. The cohort-based model leads to enriching classroom discussions and provides for an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of the healthcare profession. Students are immediately able to apply their coursework to their professions, advance their career, and create tangible value for their employers.
Part-Time At a Glance
"The program is well-structured and courses are closely related. For example, the Mental Health Policy elective I’m taking ties into the Health Policy and Management core class so well. It really helps in understanding the U.S. health policy system and how all of the program parts are interrelated."
Kristine Kulage, Director, Office of Scholarship and Research, Columbia University School of Nursing