Become a business-savvy leader to manage and grow healthcare organizations.
Ranked 22nd as a “Best Regional University South” by U.S. News & World Report, Queens University of Charlotte’s online Master of Health Administration (MHA) program arms you with a robust toolkit of business and operational knowledge so that you can effectively meet the needs and challenges of today’s healthcare organizations.
The program combines a strong business foundation with the distinct subject matter expertise of a healthcare degree. You will be prepared not only to succeed in business, but to live purposefully by helping to assess core issues and provide results-driven solutions that improve the health of patients and your community.
Aligned with ACHE Core Competencies
The framework for the curriculum is based on the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) five core competencies: communication, leadership, professionalism, healthcare knowledge, and business expertise.
Online MHA Skills: What You Learn
Skills acquired in the program are immediately applicable to workplace scenarios as well as your day-to-day setting. Upon completion of the online MHA program, you will graduate confident in your ability to:
- Assess and improve upon existing policies as well as implement new processes to streamline operations.
- Evaluate expenditures and provide cost-saving recommendations.
- Promptly adapt procedures in response to changes in state and federal healthcare regulations.
- Develop strategic plans for healthcare organizations such as hospitals and outpatient centers.
- Find organizational efficiencies that continuously improve quality of patient care and the overall health of your community.
Career Outlook: Facts and Figures
A MHA can qualify you for executive-level positions within hospitals, outpatient clinics, as well as other healthcare facilities. Organizations actively recruit candidates with strong business knowledge and healthcare industry expertise.
- 9.8 million new healthcare jobs expected by 20241
- 2015 annual median salary for health service managers: $94,500
- Top 10 percent of health service managers earn more than $165,3802
About Queens University of Charlotte
Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-educational university with a commitment to liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, North Carolina, Queens serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Notable recognition includes being ranked No. 22 among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2017.
Queens acts upon several values to pursue its mission and vision: a focus on students, integrity and respect, stewardship, creativity and innovation, and service. These, and a pride in our particularly personal approach to education, guide us in all our endeavors.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections: 2014-2024, available at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.nr0.htm
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (visited September 22, 2016).