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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:

  • Managerial Applications of Accounting Information
  • Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage
  • Leadership and Innovative Behaviors
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Financial Evaluations: Models and Applications
  • Data Analytics
  • Healthcare Information Law, Privacy and Security
  • Quality Management and Integrated Systems
  • Planning and Marketing in Healthcare
  • Policy in Healthcare
  • Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage

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.

  • Why should I consider a career in healthcare administration? As a health administrator, you may not always be hands-on with patients, but you will be helping to support or lead the individuals who are. As such, your work makes a real difference in improving patient outcomes
  • Why is an MHA important for my healthcare career? An MHA can enhance your marketability as a business and healthcare professional, increase the quality and quantity of job opportunities, help you build leadership skills, and enhance your professional network.
  • How will being an MBA candidate impact my life?  Working professionals like the flexibility our MBA program offers. You can choose either an online learning environment or a combination of online and on-campus classes (hybrid). On-campus classes are mostly offered at night so your day job isn’t affected.
  • Is an MHA degree worth it? It certainly is, if you want to start or continue working toward leadership roles in a healthcare-related field. In fact, an MHA is considered the “MBA of healthcare” and can provide a great return on investment—fiscally, professionally and personally.
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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.

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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 TitleEntry-Level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020 - 2030Annual Median Salary
Medical and Health Services ManagerBachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)32% (Much faster than average)$101,340
Management AnalystBachelor’s degree (master’s preferred)14% (Faster than average)$93,000
Human Resources ManagerBachelor's degree9% (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.

Master of Healthcare Administration

Required Courses

Contact the Department of Business Administration for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.

Course #Course Name
ACCT 6220Managerial Applications of Accounting Information
BUSN 5120Managing Human Resources for a Competitive Advantage
BUSN 6120Leadership and Innovative Behaviors
ECON 5550Healthcare Economics
FINA 6630Financial Evaluations: Models and Applications
INFO 5880Data Analytics
INFO 6130Healthcare Information Law, Privacy and Security
INFO 6820Quality Management and Integrated Systems
MKTG 6620Planning and Marketing in Healthcare
MNGT 6430Policy in Healthcare
MNGT 6800Strategic Analysis for Competitive Advantage
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At AUM’s College of Business, you will have powerful learning experiences, working side by side with professors who have real-world experience.

Our academic departments include the School of Accountancy, Department of Business Administration, and the Department of Information Systems.

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Master of Healthcare Administration

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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.

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