Master of Health Administration

General

Program Description

The mission of the graduate programs in public and nonprofit administration is to develop both the general knowledge and specific abilities needed for leadership in a fast-changing world. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in complex organizations and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.

The Master of Health (MHA) degree program broadens the commitment of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration to educate community leaders. The mission of the MHA is to teach and prepare individuals for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of healthcare administration. The program centers on interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience. The curriculum is designed to develop advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.

An advanced degree in health administration opens up career opportunities that span the diverse components that make up the health care delivery system including hospitals, ambulatory care practices, assisted living communities, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice care. In addition to direct health service providers, MHA graduates are qualified for management positions in marketing, human resources, finance, and planning in pharmaceutical, medical device and supplies, and insurance companies.

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Seidman is the dynamic growing business school located in the heart of greater Grand Rapids business community. The 68 full-time Ph.D. faculty are dedicated to helping our students and our business pa ... Read More

Seidman is the dynamic growing business school located in the heart of greater Grand Rapids business community. The 68 full-time Ph.D. faculty are dedicated to helping our students and our business partners grow and prosper. At Seidman, the focus is on the future. The changing technology of the 21st century is embraced in our classrooms. The faculty prepares our students for their place in the global business environment. You may be looking at this page as an undergraduate or graduate student or you may be one of the business leaders seeking the expertise of our faculty or our business resources. Local, national and international companies engage the Seidman faculty in consulting services because more than 90% hold doctoral degrees and their research appears in leading business journals, magazines, seminars and trade publications. Faculty in business look to the future when they teach business, provide assistance, and develop research. Committed to serving the needs of the business community by providing information services, the Small Business & Technology Development Center, customized research, and no cost one-time business counseling. Support is also provided through seminars and by programs based in the Centers for Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Family Business. Vision Statement To become known as a preferred source of graduates educated to apply a creative, integrated, and cross-disciplinary approach to business. Mission Statement The Seidman College of Business provides a rigorous learning environment, with a student focus, a regional commitment, and a global perspective. In its teaching, scholarship, and service activities the College innovates applies knowledge and integrates concepts. Read less