Master of Healthcare Administration

Prepare to lead the healthcare organizations of tomorrow.

The Master of Healthcare Administration program is in the School of Business which is housed within the College of Management and is designed for people who want to begin, or advance, their careers as leaders in healthcare. As an MHA candidate, you’ll master the organizational, legal, financial, political and managerial aspects of health systems management. Our graduates are ready to meet the challenges of a global society with innovative approaches to leadership and problem solving.

Locations & Learning Options

  • Parkville, MO
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Bliss, NM
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX
  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Lenexa, KS
  • DSCC, Columbus, OH
  • Online
  • El Paso, TX

Required – 36 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Core Courses. . . . . . . . 24 cr.

HA 509 Management of Health Information Systems. . . . . .  . . . 3 cr.

HA 516 Healthcare Finance . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 517 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration. . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 518 Organization of Healthcare Delivery Systems

(recommended first course). .  . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 604 Healthcare Economics and Policy . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 605 Healthcare Organizational Behavior and Leadership. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 612 Healthcare Operations Management. . . . . 3 cr.

Capstone Course

HA 616 Healthcare Strategic Management and Marketing. . . . . . .  3 cr.

Concentration (select from the options below) . . . . . . . . . . 12 cr.

TOTAL . . . . . . .  . . 36 cr.

All students complete all core courses to provide a curricular foundation. The general MHA program offers the flexibility to tailor electives to the student’s professional interests. Ample formal concentration choices allow for a chosen focus, including finance, human resource management, global  business, management accounting, management information systems, project management and quality and innovation management.

General (select four courses from below and/or from the other MHA concentrations) . . . 12 cr.

HA 511 Leadership and Management in Healthcare Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 515 Marketing and Consumer Driven Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 521 Special Topics in Healthcare Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 532 Healthcare Services and Systems for Diverse Populations. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 533 Managerial Epidemiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 537 Health Policy and Politics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 557 Nursing Dimensions of Healthcare Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 603 Healthcare Research Methods for Managerial Decision-Making . . . . 3 cr.

HA 611 Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management. . . . . . . . . … . . . . 3 cr.

PA 503 Emerging Issues in Public Affairs (for health-related topics). . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PA 545 Management of Nonprofit and Nongovernmental Organizations . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 cr.

DEM 551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management. . . .  . . . 3 cr.

DEM 557 Continuity of Operation in Public and Private Sectors . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

DEM 558 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources in Disaster and Emergency Management. . . . . 3 cr.

DEM 559 Global Comparative Emergency Management. . . . . . .  . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . . 12 cr.

FIN 621 Advanced Corporate Finance.  . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 625 International Finance. . . . . .  . . . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 640 Investment Management. . . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

Choose one from the following:

 

FIN 643 Entrepreneurial Finance. . . . . .  . . . . 3 cr.

FIN 644 Financial Markets and Institutions. . . . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . .  . . . 12 cr.

DEM 551 Principles of Disaster and Emergency Management. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

DEM 552 Public Policy and Disaster. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

DEM 588 Current Issues in Homeland Security. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

DEM 559 Theoretical Perspectives of Terrorism. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . 12 cr.

HRM 634 Planning and Staffing . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 635 Training, Development, and Evaluation . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 636 Change Management and Conflict Resolution . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 637 Compensation Management. . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . . . . .. . 12 cr.

GB 500 European Business Environment…………….3 cr.
GB 501 Business Strategies in Latin America………3 cr.
GB 502 Business Environments in Sub-Saharan Africa..3 cr.
GB 602 Doing Business in Asia…………………..3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . 12 cr.

ACC 613Internal Auditing and Control Mechanisms. . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

ACC 617 Advanced Managerial Accounting Issues. . . 3 cr.

ACC 626 Management Accounting Leadership – Role of the Chief Financial Officer . . . 3 cr.

HA 514 Accounting for Management Decisions. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses.  . . . 12 cr.

MIS 603 Information Security and Risk Management. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MIS 605 Management Information Systems . . . . . . 3 cr.

MIS 609 Database Management Systems. . . . 3 cr.

MIS 614 Data Analysis and Business Analytics. . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . . . . 12 cr.

PM 690 Integration, Scope, and Quality Management. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 691 Time and Cost Management. . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 692 Communications, Risk, and Stakeholder Management. . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

PM 693 Human Resource and Procurement Management. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Required Courses. . . . . . . . 12 cr.

QM 684 Principles of Quality Management . . . . . . . 3 cr.

QM 685 Innovative Techniques in Quality Management. . . .  . . . 3 cr.

QM 686 Innovative Project Management . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

QM 687 Collaborative Innovation Strategies. . . . . . 3 cr.

Our Healthcare Administration master’s degree program offers a unique curriculum designed specifically to meet the career needs of future leaders. Choose a general MHA track or one of nine concentrations. You can earn your degree entirely, or partially, online.

Careers

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Department or Division Director, Manager or Supervisor
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Program Highlights

The future of healthcare begins with you

Today’s health organizations need administrators who can manage the current health care landscape. We also need innovators who can lead the health sector in new directions. Park University’s Healthcare Administration graduate program offers students the opportunity to understand and master the organizational, legal, ethical, financial, political and managerial aspects of health systems management.


Online, on your time

Courses in the healthcare graduate degree program are predominately online. You can meet all course requirements through an online format.

If you’d like to take some face-to-face classes, we offer blended courses selectively at
participating campus centers. Each weekly class session includes a physical classroom and online component. During the class sessions, your instructors facilitate in-class activities that promote collaborative learning and provide opportunities to apply what you learn.

Faculty

Professors and advisors in the Master of Healthcare Administration program are seasoned professionals as well as talented teachers committed to your academic success.


 

Dr. Alla Adams

Assistant Professor of Health Care
aadams@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.