The CAHME-accredited MHA program has been developed around the mastery of competencies necessary to be successful in health care administrative positions.
After completion of the MHA program, a student will have the ability to demonstrate:
A. Synthesis and evaluation of the healthcare system, healthcare management, and issues related to:
- Healthcare organizations,
- access to care,
- financing healthcare,
- human resources,
- financial management,
- strategic planning and thinking,
- quality improvement, and
- legal and regulatory matters.
B. Communication Skills including:
- Characterizing and utilizing appropriate forms and standards of communication methods applicable in professional healthcare settings;
- Establishing best practices of communication skills; and
- Effectively identifying and responding to the audience and its wants, needs, interests, and beliefs.
C. Critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities including:
- Using quantitative, statistical and financial analyses to solve problems;
- Creating and using strategic planning and strategic thinking to discern among alternatives and make recommendations; and
- Applying quality improvement techniques to analyze and change organizational outcomes.
D. Leadership, Professionalism, and Ethics including:
- Engaging people, organizations, and key stakeholders when developing goals and executing plans;
- Mobilizing teams, using negotiating skills, and accounting for individual and organizational pressures and needs;
- Demonstrating integrity in personal and organizational practices, respecting diverse opinions, and holding themselves and others accountable for their actions; and
- Using a corporate ethical decision-making process in a healthcare setting and apply ethical principles and policy statements to resolve ethical issues.