Curriculum Information – Master of Healthcare Administration
60 credits, 21 months (51 Required; 9 Electives)
The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) curriculum emphasizes development of leadership and management competencies as utilized in healthcare organizations. Core business courses – management, finance, economics, and strategy – are uniquely designed for application to healthcare 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.
The Master of Healthcare Administration is delivered using a learning cohort model. All students start the program together and progress through the same required curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together.
- Competencies (PDF)
The MHA student experience is enriched with career development, networking events, faculty support, and hands-on learning opportunities. Examples include case competitions, student-run community clinic leadership, and the Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps, where teamwork, problem solving, and communication skills are applied to real-life management scenarios.
The residency provides students the ability to apply the skills they’ve built in the classroom in a practical, real-world setting. Students are introduced to the daily activities of a healthcare organization from the perspective of executive leadership. Minnesota students are nationally competitive, bolstered by alumni connections in healthcare delivery, payers, medical device, and startup organizations.
Student Guidebook (PDF)
SPH Student Guidebooks Archive
“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