Master of Health Administration

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program provides recent college graduates and early to mid-career healthcare professionals multidisciplinary education in leadership, collaboration, and analytics to prepare for management positions in healthcare organizations. The program curriculum is 57 credit hours in length, and is designed to be completed in either two or three years, depending on the preferences of the student. We provide a competency-based, higher order learning environment, so that graduates will attain knowledge and skills in the following areas: Leadership, Communication and Relationship Management, Professionalism, Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment, and Business and Analytical Skills. Training in the MHA program also includes intensive but rewarding capstone and internship experiences in which students engage in hands-on, real-world applications of skills in healthcare settings.

 

Core Curriculum (44 credit hours)

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     CPH506 Biostatistics I

3

     CPH560 US Healthcare System

3

     CPH566 Health Policy

3

     MGT840 Healthcare Management I: Managing People (UNK)

3

     BSAD8096 Principles of Collaboration (UNO)

3

     BSAD8060 Skills for Leadership (UNO)

2

     CPH504 Epidemiology in Public Health

3

     CPH502 Health Services Administration

3

     CPH562 Strategic Planning & Management

3

     BSAD8110 Accounting & Financial Fundamentals (UNO)

3

     CPH580 Health Care Organization Theory & Behavior

3

     CPH565 Health Care Finance

3

     CPH564 Health Economics

3

     CPH555 Public Health Law

3

     CPH562 Human Resource Management

3

Elective Courses (8 credit hours). Students must choose from the following (substitutions allowed only with approval by the MHA Director):

 

     MGT845 Cultural Responsiveness: Building Trust in Clinical

     Settings (UNK)

3

     MGT841 Healthcare Management II: Managing Processes (UNK)

3

     LAW751 Employee Benefits Law (UNL)

3

     LAW710 Mediation (UNL)

3

     LAW753 Labor Law (UNL)

3

     LAW647 Employment Law (UNL)

3

     LAW680 Employment Discrimination Law (UNL)

3

     LAW709 Arbitration (UNL)

3

     BSAD8150 Economics: Essential Concepts for Managers (UNO)

2

     BSAD8180 Analytical Foundations of Economics (UNO)

3

     BSAD8210 Accounting: Decisions and Consequences (UNO)

2

     BSAD8420 Marketing: Understanding Consumers & Markets (UNO)

2

     BSAD8910 Special Topics: Health Administration (UNO)

3

     CPH650 Biostatistics II

3

     HSRA960 Seminar in Health Care Administration

3

Capstone (2 credit hours)

 

     CPH 586 Masters of Health Administration Capstone

2

Internship (3 credit hours)

 

     CPH 585 Masters of Health Administration Internship

3

Total Degree Hours

57