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Healthcare Administration – MHA
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In today’s economy, healthcare providers face constant change in consumer demand, regulation, and technology. The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) is a professional degree that focuses on developing business leaders who can manage complex environments and drive innovation in hospitals and other healthcare entities. Leaders, such as those with MHA degrees, are in demand; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
In AUM’s interdisciplinary Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, students will focus on issues such as healthcare economics, healthcare marketing, policymaking, human resource management, and information systems management. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International.
In this program, you can earn your graduate degree in as few as three semesters with the flexibility to take classes entirely online or opt for some face-to-face classes. Teaching methods include cases, discussion groups, interprofessional projects and more. The program consists of (11) three-hour courses, including:
In addition to career help from the Career Development Center, AUM’s Healthcare Administration Advisory Board assists the MHA program and its graduates with advice and job placement assistance.
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AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.
We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.
AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.
We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.
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Tuition at AUM is one of the most affordable in the state. The department awards scholarships to new and continuing students who meet certain requirements. Some research assistantships are also available.
In this program, you can earn your graduate degree in as few as three semesters with the flexibility to take classes entirely online or opt for some face-to-face classes.
Some candidates come to us with a business degree and others undertake the MHA with a healthcare degree.
Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth
With this master’s degree, you have many career possibilities. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (or another source, if noted).
|Career/Job Title||Entry-Level Education Requirements||Job Growth 2020 - 2030||Annual Median Salary|
|Medical and Health Services Manager||Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)||32% (Much faster than average)||$101,340|
|Management Analyst||Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)||14% (Faster than average)||$93,000|
|Human Resources Manager||Bachelor's degree||9% (As fast as average)||$126,230 per year|
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Available data represents job titles across industries and may not be specific to your job category.
Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
|Course #||Course Name|
|ACCT 6220||Managerial Applications of Accounting Information|
|BUSN 5120||Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage|
|BUSN 6120||Leadership and Innovative Behaviors|
|ECON 5550||Healthcare Economics|
|FINA 6630||Financial Evaluations: Models and Applications|
|INFO 5880||Data Analytics|
|INFO 6130||Healthcare Information Law, Privacy and Security|
|INFO 6820||Quality Management and Integrated Systems|
|MKTG 6620||Planning and Marketing in Healthcare|
|MNGT 6430||Policy in Healthcare|
|MNGT 6800||Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage|
College of Business
Official Degree Name
Master of Healthcare Administration
Many classes in this degree program are available in both an In-Class and/or Online format. Students may elect to complete the entire program online. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a virtual and/or in-class environment to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an instrumental role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. All course criteria for online programs is completed through online efforts. Be sure to check with your advisor if you have any questions regarding online studies.