Master of Healthcare Administration - General
Walden University's Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program is designed to train the next generation of leaders for hospitals, clinics, and other health services organizations. Students enrolling in this course of study can learn best practices for managing financial resources, fulfilling legal responsibilities, and overseeing strategic planning within healthcare institutions. Read more about this program here.
Official Program Name:
Master of Healthcare Management Administration (M.H.A.)
School Offering Program:
Individuals enrolling in Walden University's Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) program have the opportunity to learn about best practices for managing financial resources, fulfilling legal responsibilities, and overseeing strategic planning within hospitals, clinics, and other health services organizations. This course of study, designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for healthcare environments, aims to provide students with practical knowledge and skills they may immediately apply within professional settings. Some of the specific topics addressed within the curriculum include the U.S. healthcare system, research methods, organizational development, human resources management, operations analysis, and quality assessment. Individuals have the opportunity to explore methods for applying contemporary management strategies and implementing recent changes to the healthcare system. Technology is another important focus of the program, with instruction that details how new tech-based tools can be used to improve care, streamline processes, and limit waste. This program, offered entirely online, has no practicum requirements.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.
Estimated Program Length:
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisor.
Total Credits Required:
36 semester credit hours
Financial Aid Available:
Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.
Courses for the Master of Healthcare Management Administration (M.H.A.):
Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.
|Foundations of Healthcare Administration||3|
|U.S. Healthcare Delivery System||3|
|Research Methods and Quantitative Analysis||3|
|Organizational Development and Leadership||3|
|Health Policy and Economics||3|
|Health Law and Ethics||3|
|Human Resource Management||3|
|Quality Assessment and Improvement||3|
|Health Informatics and Technology||3|
|Strategic Planning and Implementation||3|
Walden University's M.H.A. program can help prepare individuals for positions of leadership within diverse health organizations. Designed to provide prospective professionals with practical knowledge and skills they may immediately apply within healthcare settings, the program may qualify students to work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, clinics, and other care settings.
Careers that program graduates may seek include:
- Program administrator
- Director of compliance
- Chief strategy officer
- Operations manager
- Director of quality management
- Business manager
- Risk manager
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