60 credits, 21 months (48 Required; 12 Electives)
The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) curriculum emphasizes mastery of leadership and management tools and skills as practiced in health care organizations. Core business courses—management, finance, accounting, economics—are uniquely designed for application to health care organizations. Students learn and apply The Minnesota Problem Solving Method, a rigorous, practical method of solving problems and interacting with top-level executives in a variety of health care organizations. The program is CAHME-accredited, the gold standard in graduate healthcare education.
Students may choose to design a subspecialty in:
- financial management
- long term care administration
- health policy
- information and decision science
- marketing management
- operations management
- strategic management
- health products
The program is delivered in a learning cohort model. All students start the program together and progress through the same curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together.
The MHA student experience is enriched with career development, events, faculty support, and hands-on learning opportunities such as national case competitions where teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills are applied to real-life management scenarios.
All students enrolled in the MHA program are required to complete a summer residency. The residency provides students with a concentrated period of time to relate and apply what they have learned in the classroom to a health care organization. Students are introduced to the daily activities of an organization from the perspective of top management.
“The breadth of experiential learning opportunities and real projects in top health care organizations boosted my confidence and prepared me to hit the ground running in my fellowship.”
Bianca Nguyen ‘17, Administrative Fellow, Beaumont Health