Curriculum

The Executive Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program utilizes an academically rigorous online and classroom format that prepares working professionals for leadership in health care administration.

The curriculum focuses on the management of complex, integrated health systems, including the expanded role of physicians, providers, managers, and leaders in those systems. Learning is supported by alumni involvement, innovative leadership projects, and student support by peers, faculty, and staff.

Working with faculty and advisors, you will design and conduct a project to introduce an innovation into your organization. The project provides the opportunity for you to bring together many aspects of your learning into an innovation of significant value.

Executive MHA Curriculum and Course Descriptions (PDF)

Curriculum Design

  • 42-credits completed in 25 months
  • Integration of applied research on health systems conducted by program faculty
  • On-campus sessions include guest lectures from alumni and health care experts
  • Most of the coursework is online and asynchronous; students spend only 26 days on campus over 25 months; students take no more than 2 courses at a time.
  • Working with faculty and advisors, students design and conduct a project to introduce an innovation into their organization.
  • The program is delivered in a learning cohort model that blends online and on-campus coursework. All students start the program together and progress through the same curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together.

Learning Model

Program Competencies

Executive Master of Healthcare Administration program competencies were developed by the National Center for Health Care Leadership. Our program was one of four that piloted the competencies in 2003.

Those competencies are now essential elements of the accreditation of graduate programs in health care administration conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

Competencies table

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