Online Master of International Health Management (MIHM) Degrees

Beyond a traditional master’s in health administration (MHA) are specialized programs such as the online master’s of international health management (MIHM). With a global focus and an emphasis on international collaboration, these programs prepare students to step into healthcare management and leadership around the world.

As part of a MIHM program, students learn how to tackle global health issues, improve the quality of care of institutions, and have a social impact on communities. Courses such as comparative healthcare systems teach students how systems vary around the globe.

MIHM programs allow students to connect with international universities and healthcare agencies. At Arizona State University, for example, students work with the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. At the University of Scranton students complete study abroad trips in South America and Europe.

Students who have earned a MIHM are poised to step into careers as international executives or managers in healthcare. Typical job titles include clinic manager, hospital administrator, healthcare auditor, health policy analyst, and medical information officer.

There is currently only one official MIHM management program in the United States. However, several programs offer MHA programs with specializations such as international management or global health which are similar to the education received in an MIHM program.

Below is an overview of the MIHM program at ASU as well as profiles of three schools that offer programs related to an MIHM degree.

Professors to Know in Master’s of International Health Management Programs

  • Michael M. Costello, MBA, JD University of Scranton

    In addition to teaching duties, Michael Costello is the assistant program director of the MHA online program at the University of Scranton. His teaching and research interests include health law, health economics, long-term care administration, and ethics in clinics and administrations. He has been a regular contributor to journals and the author of several book chapters. Currently, he sits on the advisory board for a journal publisher including the Journal of Health Management and Public Health. He has a global educational interest and holds visiting professorships in Slovakia and Georgia.

  • Jamie L. Cuda, EdD Utica College

    Dr. Jamie Cuda is an assistant professor of healthcare administration and the director of the graduate in healthcare administration. Her main area of research interest is curriculum development. She also researches how professors creating a strong online presence can decrease student attrition. She is an effective communicator who connects well with not just her students but also in her community.

  • William Riley, PhD Arizona State University

    Dr. William Riley is a professor of the science of healthcare delivery at Arizona State University. A thought leader in his field, Dr. Riley is also the director of the National Safety Net Advancement Center, which helps safety net organizations for patients respond to changes in healthcare payment reform. He has extensive experience in the methods, techniques, and implementation of quality improvement methods.

    Dr. Riley has been a prolific author and has sat on the review boards of numerous notable medical journals, including the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research and the Journal of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Kimmy Gustafson
Kimmy Gustafson

With a unique knack for simplifying complex health concepts, Kimmy Gustafson has become a trusted voice in the healthcare realm, especially on, where she has contributed insightful and informative content for prospective and current MHA students since 2019. She frequently interviews experts to provide insights on topics such as collaborative skills for healthcare administrators and sexism and gender-related prejudice in healthcare.

Kimmy has been a freelance writer for more than a decade, writing hundreds of articles on a wide variety of topics such as startups, nonprofits, healthcare, kiteboarding, the outdoors, and higher education. She is passionate about seeing the world and has traveled to over 27 countries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. When not working, she can be found outdoors, parenting, kiteboarding, or cooking.

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