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Master of Health Administration (Competency Based-CB)

12 months

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Register by: Jun 29, 2022

The competency-based Master of Health Administration program (MHA-CB 004) is designed for working professionals in the healthcare field who wish to demonstrate mastery of industry-aligned competencies via a rigorous, fast-paced format. MHA-CB 004 engages students in a critical analysis of emerging needs and anticipated trends in an industry marked by increasing diversity and complexity. As the health industry continues to undergo unprecedented growth, "health" is beginning to encompass everything from patient care to community engagement to overarching system design. The curricular framework for the MHA-CB 004 is provided by the industry standard American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). To reflect sector growth and diversification, the ACHE competencies have been scaffolded to a higher, more global level and then mapped to program content, to provide UOPX students with a rigorous and integrated experience that requires both critical thinking and creativity, while remaining aligned to professional and industry standards.

  • Develop the leadership skills needed to enhance your career

  • Use data to reduce cost and improve the quality of patient care

  • Navigate the world of healthcare mergers and acquisitions

  • Respond quickly to changes in the healthcare sector

  • Use data to address the Triple Aim (cost/quality of care, health of populations, patient-centrism)

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Note: This program includes additional admissions requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree or higher
  • Three years of relevant experience within the past 10 years in a healthcare environment 


Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based).

What you'll learn

When you earn your online degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Planning for your organization’s future
  • Leading with authenticity
  • Strategic development
  • Building relationships with stakeholders
  • Sustainability

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Health Administration (Competency-Based)?

An MHA-CB can help prepare you to be a:

  • Health manager
  • Practice administrator
  • Health information management director
18 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 


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Programmatic accreditation

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 614, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-298-1820.

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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.