Health administration can take many shapes and forms, but is most commonly referred to as the application of leadership skills and strategies to a diverse range of health care entities.
Health care administrators, also known as health care managers or health service managers, are responsible for the day-to-day operations of health care entities. They provide executive leadership and oversight in policies and procedures, strategic vision and direction, finance and costs, and quality of care. A Master of Health Administration degree equips graduates with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and competencies essential for the provision of effective health care.
The University of Cincinnati Online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program prepares students to become the next generation of executive health care leaders by combining real-world experience and competency-based coursework in an innovative learning environment.
The mission of the University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Health Administration degree program is to provide working professionals who might not have ready access to traditional educational routes with a high-quality curriculum in health care management, preparing them to serve as innovative, transformative, ethical health care leaders within teams, organizations and health systems.
The vision of the UC MHA program is to be acknowledged as a national exemplar in leveraging developments in online educational technology to prepare future leaders for the ever-changing health care environment.
The faculty’s demonstrated success in the scholarships of discovery, integration, application and/or teaching & learning will be one vehicle for this, particularly gaining national recognition for published and presented research.
Our graduates will be the further proof of our efforts:
The University of Cincinnati’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program values a conception of the health systems leader as a true health professional, rather than a simple manager. In this we are in strong support of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) Code of Ethics, with its focus on the health care manager’s responsibilities
Accreditations and rankings for a college or university means that it has achieved and maintains high standards in education. These agency accreditations are also maintained in a database by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you are working in the health care field currently and want to take your career a step further, then a Master of Health Administration can help you do just that. This degree is a great next step for those already in health care fields in finance, management, human resources, marketing, nursing administration, public health, and more. You’ll receive the real-world experience you need to prepare you to serve as an innovative, transformative, ethical health care leader upon graduation.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
Yes. Our online students are no different from our on-campus students in that way. You get a specific ID that you can use to navigate different systems at UC and for potential student discounts.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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