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Earn a degree that equips you with the knowledge to take on higher levels of responsibility and firmly grasp the complexities of the business side of health care.
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares leaders who can effectively respond to the dynamic and ever-changing health care industry. Students are encouraged to critically examine and evaluate issues and trends and are empowered to influence the destiny of the global health care system. Curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the health care leader/manager by providing content in finance, policy, research, technology, quality improvement, economics, marketing and strategic planning.
Graduates of the MHA program will have enhanced their management/administrative skill sets. Additionally students may select from a variety of specialty areas which cover the latest theories and contemporary practice applications in gerontology, health care education and informatics. Graduates are able to define their role within the health care system and understand how to create a work environment, which is team oriented and motivating to others.
Available Master of Health Administration concentrations
In addition to the core competencies you’ll learn in the MHA program, you also have the option of a selecting a specialization:
The Gerontology concentration is designed to provide health care professionals with diverse interdisciplinary backgrounds by gaining knowledge of the aging process. Content is designed to provide students with relevant information related to the physical, mental and social aspects of gerontology as well as human services, economic and legal factors that influence elders. Learn about the MHA with a concentration in Gerontology.
The Health Care Education concentration is designed for health care and nursing professionals interested in pursuing careers in education or service settings. Current educators can update or expand their knowledge in curriculum development, assessment and evaluation, and revitalize their teaching and learning strategies. Combining your current professional expertise with the knowledge of teaching and learning strategies, assessment and evaluation of curriculum, and program design will expand and enhance your role as a health care educator. Content can be applied to patient teaching, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, as well as to the role and delivery of academic education. Learn about the MHA with a concentration in Education.
The Informatics concentration is designed for health care and nursing professionals interested in pursuing or advancing in careers associated with health care informatics and technology. Individuals with no background in informatics receive an overview of informatics as it related to delivery within a health care facility. The program is designed to provide the learner with the current knowledge in concepts of health care informatics, systems life cycle, and data management. Learn about the MHA with a concentration in Informatics.
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Talk to an enrollment advisor to make sure the concentration you’d like to pursue is available in your area.While widely available not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats.