Executive Master of Health Administration
The Executive M.H.A. Program offers clinical and management professionals an opportunity to advance their careers in health care and to more effectively improve health services within their communities. Mid- to senior-level professionals who have the ambition and potential to serve as industry leaders in the highly dynamic and competitive health care environment are encouraged to consider the Executive M.H.A. degree. The Executive M.H.A. is geared to those who have demonstrated capabilities, yet who will benefit from expanded skills and competencies that will enable them to lead.
Participants sharpen their business acumen by gaining exposure to and in-depth knowledge of the latest theories and the best in contemporary health management practice. A practical, problem-solving approach ensures that skills can immediately be applied on the job.
Requirements for AdmissionApplicants for the Executive Master of Health Administration apply directly to the program. A minimum of five years of experience with progressively greater levels of responsibility in health care or a related field is required for entry into the Executive M.H.A. program. Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate course work is required. Allowances may be made when justified by exceptional work experience and letters of recommendation.
CurriculumThe Executive M.H.A. offers a customized, learner-centered educational experience that deviates from the typical cohort model of many executive degree programs in that nearly a third of the units are chosen from a wide range of electives. The 34 units of study include 24 required units offered in a conveniently structured executive intensive format. The participants then choose 10 units of electives from among the school's courses in health management and policy or from other graduate programs. This flexibility enables participants to develop competencies, skills or expertise in areas of particular interest. The Executive M.H.A. degree program does not require a supervised field placement (residency) in a health care organization.
|Required courses (24 units)||Units|
|HMGT 520||Leading People and Health Care Organizations||4|
|HMGT 565||Managing the Organization's Financial Health, or|
|PPD 510a||Financial Management of Health Services||4|
|HMGT 575||Managing and Improving Health||4|
|PPD 511||Health Information Systems||2|
|PPD 513||Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery||4|
|PPD 515||Strategic Management of Health Organizations||4|
|PPD 600||Management of Managed Care Organizations||2|
|Electives (10 units)||Units|
|PPD 514||Economic Concepts Applied to Health||4|
|PPD 601||Management of LongTerm Care Organizations||4|
|PPD 603||Marketing of Health Services||4|
|PPD 604||Seminar in Hospital Administration||4|
|PPD 605||Frontline Issues in Health Care||2, max 6|
|PPD 606||Urban Health Policy||4|
|PPD 608||Leadership Symposium in Health Management and Policy||1, max 3|
|PPD 609||Physician Practice Management||2|
|PPD 610||Managed Care Contracting||2|
|PPD 666||Administrative Research and Analysis||4|
|PPD 695||Clinical Issues for Managers||1|
|PPD 696||Health Care Venture Development||2|
|PPD 697||Cultural Proficiency in Health Management and Policy||2|
Participants in the executive program gain practical skills. Emphasis is given to executive decision-making; development of sound planning, analytical and leadership capabilities; and strong interpersonal communication. More specifically, Executive M.H.A. graduates will achieve advanced competency in disciplines which include health, law, economics and finance, marketing and business development, operations, strategic analysis and management, organizational design, quality and information management, and teamwork, as well as broad-based skills in leadership and management.
Core faculty are drawn from the School of Policy, Planning, and Development and include senior, experienced faculty, along with nationally-renowned academic specialists and health care experts. The opportunity to interact with health care's leading thinkers, policymakers and practitioners is an essential component of the Executive M.H.A. program.
The Executive M.H.A. office is located in Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 307, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, (213) 740-2984, or email: email@example.com.