Master Degree (MHA) in Health Administration
Advance your healthcare career
Your talent and experience as a healthcare professional has never been more in demand. So you want to position yourself with added knowledge to expand your career as you continue to make a difference in the world. The online Master of Health Administration degree presents the opportunity to advance your skills without putting your current occupation on hold. Discover flexibility and value in a program firmly rooted in Catholic and Benedictine tradition.
Possible career paths:
Clinical Operations, Patient Experience, Quality & Improvement, Healthcare Finance
Healthcare job Growth projected From 2019 to 2029
Analytics and financial management
Health law and policy
This online program can be completed over 4 semesters (16 months) for students enrolled full-time. Tuition is a flat rate of $695 per credit hour and this includes all required textbooks.
Thanks to our unique partnership with CaroMont Health, including their upcoming hospital on Abbey land, our healthcare graduates can take advantage of the instrumental contributions of a premier healthcare provider.
- United States Healthcare Systems (HA 601) – Students will learn about the growing and diverse healthcare industry. Topics will include healthcare history, management, reimbursement, and other areas to understand how healthcare is delivered in the U.S. (3 credits)
- Catholic Healthcare Leadership and Ethics (HA 602) – Students will examine the Catholic teachings applied to healthcare, healthcare leadership, and healthcare ethics. The course considers how both bioethical dilemmas, and the values, principles, rights, etc. that serve as their foundation, are shaped by patients’ and health professionals’ cultural values and beliefs about concepts of self/personhood, body, life, and death. The course will assist students in developing ethical frameworks for leadership in a healthcare organization. (3 credits)
- Organizational Behavior and Communication in Healthcare (HA 603) – This course examines the nature of human behavior in the workplace and examines motivation, leadership, workplace conflict, power, and other areas. Special emphasis will be on application of these topics in the healthcare industry. (3 credits)
- Managing Health Services Organizations and Systems (HA 604) – Major issues associated with the current and future organization and delivery of health services in the United States will be examined. Guided by continuous quality and performance improvement models, the course explores concepts and applications of organization and management in the health sector. (3 credits)
- Healthcare Quantitative Analysis (HA 605) – During this course, students will learn statistical analysis and use of data to make sound managerial decisions for continuous improvement of the organization. (3 credits)
- Healthcare Human Resource Management (HA 606) – Healthcare Human Resource Management examines the complex issue of HR in a healthcare setting. Topics will include HR law, HR ethics, employee retention and recruitment, motivation and evaluation of employees, sexual harassment, and HR policy training and development. (3 credits)
- Healthcare Financial Management and Reimbursement Systems (HA 607) – This course provides an overview of financial management, including sources of revenue, expenses, and budgeting in healthcare. A particular focus will be on the healthcare reimbursement system to navigate this system for maximum and timely profit for the organization. (3 credits)
- Community Health Law and Policy (HA 608) – This course examines the forces of change in society as they affect health policy formulation and implementation, including the role and influence of political structures and healthcare law. The relationship between social issues, personal values, and bioethics as it relates to healthcare policy will be discussed. (3 credits)
- Healthcare Marketing (HA 609) – This course examines the unique challenges and differences in the marketing in healthcare. Topics include social media marketing, market segmentation, strategy, analytics, and measuring marketing effectiveness. (3 credits)
- Health Informatics (HA 610) – Healthcare Informatics and Analytics provides a foundation for designing databases and analyzing healthcare data to enhance clinical and administrative decision making. Topics include database analysis, SQL, datamining, and other areas. (3 credits)
- Healthcare Strategy Capstone (HA 699) – A capstone course guiding the students’ synthesis and application of strategic planning, health informatics, and related management concepts in a consultative comprehensive project. Scholarly proficiency and mastery of health informatics will be demonstrated in a written project report, with a presentation delivered to a professional audience Students apply foundational knowledge to theoretical and practical applications with guidance from the instructor and an external health care leader. (6 credits)
With Abbey Online, you get a quality education without ever having to step foot on campus. We tailor digital learning to fit your needs, from flexible programs to affordable course materials to support from your advisor every step of the way. This program is also offered in-person.
Cherish the whole person
Our new degree programs in healthcare prepare our graduates for service and ethical leadership in the healthcare community. Informed by the Benedictine Hallmarks, Saint John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae and the USCCB’s Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, our students will also benefit from the CaroMount Health Hospital adjoining our main campus.
More about the experience
Here are a few additional resources to learn about the Master in Healthcare Administration program:
- Communication and Professionalism – Generate and evaluate effective communication that is contextually relevant for the healthcare institution while modeling professionalism that ethically and responsibly serves a healthcare organization and its stakeholders.
- Healthcare Systems Knowledge – Assess, evaluate, and synthesize the internal and external environments, and their impact on management of healthcare organizations and systems across key dimensions including ethical, legal, financial, operational, community, and governmental.
- Management and Leadership – Demonstrate management and leadership skills focused on the ability to apply management skills and leadership techniques to create environments focused on transition and achievement of strategic organizational goals.
- Business Acumen – Demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply operations management concepts and analytical techniques to measure and improve processes and performance outcomes in the healthcare environment.