Essential skills for tomorrow’s healthcare managers
The need for healthcare is shared by everyone, regardless of age, status or background. Meeting this need requires close coordination among professionals of all disciplines, including those in health administration. For those who want to pursue this rewarding field and help improve the healthcare sector from within, the right education is essential.
Enhance your knowledge, take charge of your career
The mission of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program at Northcentral University is to
prepare individuals for early and mid-career healthcare leadership roles. Our curriculum
integrates essential leadership and management competencies with interprofessional practices, thus
enabling our graduates to make evidenced-based decisions that will effect change in the complex and
diverse healthcare industry.
Our program was designed to align with the standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and utilizes the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) competency model. The MHA program is also a participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network and an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). As a student, you will explore crucial topics such as data-driven decision making, health policy development and implementation, leadership skills, and quality management within healthcare organizations. You will also learn about fiscal decision making, financial management, and the role of technology in a healthcare setting. Additionally, interprofessional education (IPE), which is designed to facilitate teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration, is incorporated throughout the program.
As a graduate of our program, you will be able to:
- Manage strategic projects and action plans in healthcare organizations
- Assess institutional financial and healthcare delivery performance
- Examine community healthcare needs per industry standards
- Model accountability with respect to compliance in policy, and regulation and ethical codes of conduct
- Analyze organizational needs based on clinical and financial data
Earn your Master of Health Administration degree onlineAt Northcentral University you can complete your Master of Health Administration degree program 100% online. This allows you to continue your education without putting your career on hold. We also have helpful online resources and weekly start dates to offer you the flexibility you deserve. And, while you may be attending class online, you’re never alone at NCU. Our unique one-to-one learning model and active online communities offer you the support you need to succeed.
Our MHA program also has established a chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta, the national academic honor society for health administration students.
To learn more about NCU’s Master of Health Administration vision, values, policies and procedures, and educational and training protocols, please review the MHA Program Handbook
- Medical Practice Administrator
- Healthcare Administrator
- Director of Assisted Living
- Clinical Supervisor / Manager
- Ambulatory Care Coordinator
- Director of Case Management
- Director of Surgical Services
- Patient Experience Manager
- Population Health Manager
- Accountable Care Organization Manager
Master of Health Administration Program at a Glance
Total Credit Hours: 42 Credit Hours
Courses: 14 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 29 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One
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