Current Students

Welcome to the MHM Program! Please find below important information and links for registered students.

If you want to ask questions of a current MHM student, please email with "Question to MHM Ambassador" in the subject line.  Kindly allow 48 hours for a response.

Current Students


This page is only open to current MHM students, alumni, staff and faculty. Log in to your personal account, hover over "Interests" and click on "Groups". Search "Master of Health Management Program".

Avenue to Learn

You will gain access to your course site and to the MHM Virtual office from this site.

School of Graduate Studies

You will gain access to the Graduate Student Calendar, helpful forms and campus services from this site.

Canadian College of Health Leaders

As a current student, you have the opportunity to request a student membership as well as to earn the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation while working on your Master degree. What are the benefits of getting your Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) student membership? Reduced rate, networking, publications, certification, professional development and recognition! And CCHL offers the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation - the only Canadian credential available to health leaders. If you complete this designation while registered in the MHM program, you only need to complete 3 of the 6 required steps. Step 1 (application), Step 4 (online CHE exam) and Step 6 (evaluation). Benefits of the CHE designation: enhance your knowledge and career prospects; and recognition as a national standard of professionalism in health management and leadership. Many MHM students have successfully completed the CHE designation. See what questions have been asked regarding the CHE designation or ask your own on the MHM Virtual Office. For more information contact


1. Program Awards

The MHM program would like to acknowledge the achievements of its students through the presentation of awards during the convocation reception: Award of Excellence, Scholarly Paper Prize and Community Contribution Award.

a) Award of Excellence

This award will be presented to the graduating student who has consistently demonstrated a high level of scholarly achievement in health management.

Method of Selection: The MHM graduating student with the highest cumulative average

b) Scholarly Paper Prize

This prize will be awarded to the graduating student deemed to have displayed a combination of strategic problem solving skills, critical thinking, and originality with a comprehensive and accurate command of relevant scholarship in the area of health management in their scholarly paper. The paper will often add valuable new information to the literature in this field.

Method of Selection: The MHM graduating student with the highest grade in HM730.

c) Community Contribution Award

Based on the opinion of the MHM program, the student who has provided outstanding support, leadership and involvement/service to their Faculty, Program or to McMaster University during their MHM degree will be presented with this award.

Nominations should include:
1) A total of two letters of support from students, faculty and/or staff that detail the reason for the nomination.
2) A copy of the student's CV.

2. Conference Presentation Award

The Conference Presentation Award is designed to provide financial support to MHM students' and alumni’s presentations at scientific/ professional meetings where the information presented is based on MHM course work. The call for applications is distributed twice annually.

Method of Selection: Applications are rated: 
1) Priority is given to applicants who have not previously received a MHM Conference Presentation Award;
2) No more than two abstracts per applicant will be considered per competition;
3) Presentation needs to have been either in the past 12 months or in the upcoming 6 months.