Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

Upon completion of this Master's program, graduates will have acquired competencies in several domains.

  • Background information on the health care system
    • Understand an organization's place within the health care system and the larger community.
    • Understand how decisions are made within the private, non-profit and government sectors; understand connections across these sectors.
  • Leadership/professionalism
    • Develop verbal and written communication and negotiation skills.
    • Understand the principles of effective human resource management.
    • Develop skills in relationship/team building.
    • Develop an awareness of ethical standards for the profession.
  • Human resource management
    • Understand the principles of effective recruitment and personnel management.
  • Health Law/ethics
    • Have a broad understanding of legal context for health administration.
    • Have a broad understanding of the values and ethics that underpin health care administration.
    • Be sensitive to diversity in the population and its implications for health care delivery.
  • Quantitative Skills
    • Have a basic working knowledge of statistical analysis.
    • Be able to measure and assess health status and health risks.
    • Evaluate health care process improvements and performance.
  • Financial Skills
    • Have a command of the basic skills of accounting and financial management (e.g., prepare and manage budgets).
    • Understand principles of sound investment decisions.
  • Information Skills
    • Understand the principles of information management, including security.
    • Know sources for administrative and clinical information as appropriate for health care management and lifelong learning.
    • Decision Making
    • Develop analytic skills for effective decision making, including economics and management science.
  • Implementing Change
    • Understand the process of organizational development.
    • Be able to identify the most appropriate business strategies, develop business plans around these strategies, and follow through with effective project management.
    • Understand the principles of effective marketing.
  • Personal Development
    • talent development
    • initiative
    • innovative thinking