The MBA/MHA program isn’t for everyone. First, all master’s degree programs at University of Phoenix require an undergraduate degree and a 2.5 GPA.
The MBA/MHA program is for those with some years of professional experience in healthcare environments. It’s best suited for healthcare professionals looking to take on more advanced leadership roles.
While other universities offer similar programs, UOPX has some advantages that make it stand out from many other universities.
First, most UOPX degree programs can be completed 100% online and year-round. That can be a game changer for those looking to grow in their skills while balancing other life and work commitments.
Another advantage of the UOPX MHA/MBA program is its focus on applied assessments. These give students practical, hands-on experience that translates well for the work they might pursue after completing their program.
An MHA/MBA can help prepare students to be a:
Overview: Health managers oversee entire healthcare organizations or broad sections of these organizations. They are often responsible for the efficiency of their organization, setting general direction, creating schedules and budgets, communicating across an organization and more. They interact with both patient-facing staff, such as physicians and nurses, as well as technicians, insurance companies and patients.
As leaders, health managers must keep aware of ever-changing laws and regulations that govern their facilities. They must institute policies to keep abreast of these regulatory standards.
Overview: Also known as HIM directors, these specialists oversee the large amounts of patient health data processed by a healthcare facility. It is critical for HIM directors to ensure such sensitive information is accurate and secure but also accessible to authorized healthcare professionals.
HIM directors can be found in various workplaces, ranging from hospitals and clinics to insurance companies and government agencies. They play an important role in bridging data technology and patient care.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) includes data related to both “health services managers” and “health information managers” together with no distinction between the two roles. As of May 2021, the annual salary range for medical and health service managers was between $60,780 and $205,620, according to BLS.
The job outlook for these types of positions looks positive. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031. Two key reasons are driving this estimated growth, according to BLS. First, an aging population will likely increase the demand for healthcare facilities, which rely on health managers as administrators. Second, the spread of electronic patient health records is projected to increase the demand for specialists in health informatics.
In all, the MHA/MBA program can help prepare students for roles that are crucial in making healthcare facilities run at their best.
Salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of University of Phoenix. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location and other factors specific to the individual. University of Phoenix does not guarantee employment, salary level or career advancement. BLS data is geographically based. Information for a specific state/city can be researched on the BLS website.
If you’re interested in learning more about the MHA/MBA degree program at University of Phoenix, visit the Master of Health Administration/Master of Business Administration page! There, you’ll find additional information on courses, faculty, admissions requirements and more. If this degree isn’t right for you, UOPX has other master’s degree options in healthcare and business, including: