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 to prepare them for leadership positions in healthcare organizations. The program curriculum is 46 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 (35 credit hours)

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     CPH 500 Foundations of Public Health

3

     CPH 502 Health Services Administration

3

     CPH 560 U.S. Health Care System: An Overview

3

     CPH5 62 Human Resources Management In Health Organizations

3

     CPH 563 Strategic Planning and Management in Public Health Administration

3

     CPH 564 Health Economics

2

     CPH 565 Health Care Finance

3

     CPH 566 Health Policy

3

     CPH 580 Health Care Organizational Theory and Behavior

3

     BSAD 8110 Accounting & Financial Fundamentals (UNO)

3

     CPH 580 Health Care Organization Theory & Behavior

3

     MGT 840 Healthcare Management I: Managing People (UNK)

3

     BSAD 8096 Principles of Collaboration (UNO)

2

     BSAD 8086 Skills for Leadership (UNO)

3

Elective Courses (6 credit hours). Students must choose from the following (substitutions allowed only by approval of MHA Director):

 6

     CPH 504 Epidemiology in Public Health

     CPH 506 Biostatistics

3

     CPH 539 Public Health: Leadership and Advocacy

3

     BSAD 8150 Economics: Essential Concepts for Managers (UNO)

 

     BSAD 8210 Accounting: Decisions and Consequences (UNO)

 

     BSAD 8420 Marketing: Understanding Consumers & Markets (UNO)

 

     MGT 841 Healthcare Management II: Managing Processes (UNK)

 

     MGT 845 Cultural Responsiveness: Building Trust in Clinical Settings (UNK)

 

     LAW 647 Employment Law (UNL)

 

     LAW 680 Employment Discrimination Law (UNL)

 

     LAW 709 Arbitration (UNL)

 

     LAW 710 Mediation (UNL)

 

     LAW 751 Employee Benefit Law (UNL)

 

     LAW 753 Labor Law (UNL)

 

Capstone (2 credit hours)

     CPH 586 Masters of Health Administration Capstone

2

Internship (3 credit hours)

 3

     CPH 585 Masters of Health Administration Internship

3

Total Degree Hours

46