Masters - Health Care Administration

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Ashford University's Master of Arts in Health Care Administration program is designed to provide you with an understanding of operational and administrative practices and principles used within medical organizations. For both current and prospective health care workers, the program is set up to impart insight and skills you can leverage to move into management and leadership roles within organizations providing medical services. Continue reading if you'd like to learn more about Ashford University's Master of Arts in Health Care Administration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Health Care Administration program is designed to help you develop knowledge and abilities that could allow you to pursue management positions in medical services organizations. Coursework allows you to explore important health care topics within the context of carrying out administrative and leadership functions within organizations treating patients. Classes provide in-depth coverage of health care administration principles, legal and ethical issues relevant in medical environments, accounting practices in wide use among care providers, processes for policy development, and quality improvement protocols important toward treatment effectiveness. You also have the opportunity to closely examine health care systems, including management structures, and develop personal approaches for executing sound decisions on behalf of medical organizations.

How Can I Prepare?

To be qualified for Ashford University's Master of Arts in Health Care Administration program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college. Many students who enroll also have work experience in hospitals, clinics, or other health care settings. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Arts in Health Care Administration consists of 36 credits.

Master of Arts in Health Care Administration Requirements

Course Number Course Title
MHA 601 Principles of Health Care Administration
MHA 610 Introduction to BioStatistics
MHA 612 Financial & Managerial Accounting
MHA 616 Health Care Management Information Systems
MHA 618 Health Economics
MHA 620 Health Policy Analyses
MHA 622 Health Care Ethics & Law
MHA 624 Continuous Quality Improvements & Risk Management
MHA 626 Strategic Planning & Marketing in Health Care
MHA 628 Managed Care & Contractual Services
MHA 690 Health Care Capstone

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Completing Ashford University's Master of Arts in Health Care Administration program may equip you with knowledge and skills that allow you to apply for diverse jobs within organizations providing medical services. Program training in leadership concepts and management practices could enable you to pursue high-level administrative and supervisory roles in these environments.

Positions that you may be qualified to apply for include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • HMO administrator
  • Contract negotiator
  • Administrative services director
  • Clinical department manager