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Healthcare Administration, MS​

24-Month Program

Full distance​

The Masters in Health Administration is designed to prepare students seeking to advance their careers and take administrative and leadership roles within the healthcare industry. Students will receive instruction to gain proficiencies in the principles, methods, and procedures of leadership and management in a diverse medical industry. They will gain a broad understanding and appreciation for other elements of the management perspective, such as finance, communications, economics, and accounting. Students who complete this program will understand the policies and procedures of organizational development, monitor financial capital and employees’ performance, and exercise modern leadership dynamics that can help provide the current healthcare employer-employee relationship with a pleasant, rewarding, and successful experience.​


Quick Facts​

  • Healthcare data analytics for data-driven decisions​
  • Healthcare quality and risk management​
  • Innovative leadership for healthcare​
  • Law and ethics for healthcare​
  • Human resource management​
  • Managerial accounting and Finance in Healthcare​
  • Strategic marketing

Course Preview

1 - Leading a Multigenerational Workforce
Gain expertise in leveraging generational strengths and traits, analyze strategies for leading diverse teams, and understand the impact of technology in the multigenerational workforce.
2 - Leadership and Management for Diverse Healthcare Systems
Develop essential skills to lead diverse healthcare teams, apply decision-making models, analyze organizational issues impacting healthcare, and advance equity in organizational and community healthcare
3 - Research Methodology
Master the steps and policies for effective organizational research, evaluate scientific methods, identify and overcome research pitfalls, and uphold ethical research processes.
4 - Data Management Analytics in Healthcare
Identify organizational points for data collection, explore data-collecting methods, utilize data for decision-making, analyze data to guide services and predict needs, and inform equipment and treatment needs using patient and client data.
5 - Law and Ethics for Healthcare Organizations
Analyze ethical issues in the US healthcare system, review the path to Affordable Health Insurance, assess patients’ rights, and recognize healthcare organizations’ role in management, labor relations, quality improvement, and equality.
6 - Advanced Organizational Human Resources Management
Explore human resource management, diversity’s role, HR regulations, and leadership in organizational change and employee retention.
7 - Challenges in Community Health Care
Understand factors affecting overall health, implement technology for preventative care, use evidence-based practice strategies, assess community emergency preparedness, and address access to care issues.
8 - Population Healthcare Coordination
Recognize the impact of values on vulnerable populations, prevent unsafe practices, understand population and environmental health, and recognize the healthcare administrator’s role in population-based care initiatives.
9 - Healthcare Economics
Use global healthcare information for policy direction, apply economic theory to predict community responses, evaluate cost-effectiveness, relate economics to public health issues, and predict the impact of global disruptors on healthcare delivery
10 - Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
Learn the manager’s accounting role, forecast business decisions, evaluate managerial budgets, and use cost equations for cost prediction.
11 - Organizational Finance in Healthcare
Examine healthcare financial managers’ objectives, identify financing and delivery methods, compute cost-shifting and cost-cutting measures, evaluate costs, interpret financial ratios, and analyze budgeting stages in corporate planning.
12 - Strategic Marketing Planning and Management
Understand marketing’s role in healthcare, compare marketing strategy elements, analyze marketing research, and implement effective marketing plans.
13 - Operations Management
Describe operations management in healthcare, analyze process flow, locate bottlenecks, and evaluate process efficiency to enhance productivity.
14 - Innovative Solutions in Healthcare Leadership
Examine interdisciplinary collaboration, understand organizational structures, promote cultural competence, and apply quality improvement processes in healthcare leadership.
15 - Healthcare Quality and Risk Management
Identify gaps in healthcare quality, plan approaches to fill gaps, identify organizational risk sources, manage identified risks, and apply risk management approaches and tools.
16 - Healthcare Administration Capstone
Integrate concepts from prior courses, apply implementation concepts for sustainable competitive advantage, and address implementation, evaluation, and risk management in healthcare administration.

The Commission acted to continue the current grant of accreditation through February 28, 2029.
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