Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.
The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024 .*
Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.
Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.
As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online MHA degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:
- Critical and creative thinking and problem-solving
- Business and interpersonal communication
- Strategic planning
- Adaptability and collaboration
- Change management
Taught by doctoral-level faculty, our online MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.
With an online Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden, you can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference in your organization and community.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to expand health insurance to an estimated 30–34 million people by 2018. In the wake of this and other sweeping reform initiatives, the industry needs healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.
Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner in the post-PPACA environment. Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:
- Ambulatory surgery center director
- Compliance or business operations director
- Group practice administrator
- Academic program or departmental administrator
- Hospital or health services administrator
- Assistant administrator
- Materials management director
- Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
- Health information manager
- Director of managed care
- Director of managed care business development
- Director of patient access
- Medical and health services manager
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Services Managers,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm(viewed online February 27, 2015).
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this program.
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Note on Licensure
The Master of Healthcare Administration is not a licensure leading program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed professional in healthcare administration, healthcare leadership, nursing home administration or other similar positions.