Master of Healthcare Administration

Quality Management Concentration

The MHA Quality Management concentration is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the concepts and techniques used to assess and improve process outcomes. In other words, the students will be able to isolate processes that are routinely experiencing too much variability in their output, identify natural and assignable causes for the variation, develop tactical strategies to improve process performance, and then establish formal mechanisms for monitoring future outcomes.

Students will learn how to appropriately apply qualitative and quantitative approaches to diagnose the nature and scope of process problems and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions. The competencies that will be developed in this curriculum will serve students well as they progress in their careers. Defective processes dive up operating costs, make it virtually impossible to forecast revenues, and contribute to poor quality goods or services. This can lessen a firm’s competitive advantage in the marketplace and jeopardize their long-term financial viability.

Required Courses Hours
QM 680 Quality Improvement Overview 3 cr.
QM 681 Quality Improvement: Theories, Models, and Methodologies 3 cr.
QM 682 Quality Management Tools 3 cr.
QM 683 Advanced Topics in Quality and Leadership Challenges 3 cr.
TOTAL 12 credits

Additional elective coursework is available for selection from the graduate Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Education and Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership programs, to offer flexibility in content for MHA students’ interests. Use of courses from other programs must be discussed and approved by the MHA Program Director prior to enrollment.