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Why Choose a Master’s in Healthcare Administration?

Did you know the healthcare industry is seeking leaders with more expertise in medicine and innovation? You’re already an experienced healthcare professional. Our online MHA helps you qualify to go further by focusing on strategy and innovation.

To help you decide which degree is right for you, compare your options below.

MHA vs. MBA

Why are turnover rates for healthcare CEOs higher than they’ve been in the past two decades, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)? The fact is, it takes more than business skills to manage health systems. It requires the blended perspective that an MHA imparts.

Now is the time to learn business concepts in the context of healthcare, and that's what you get when you choose an MHA over an MBA. Experienced health administrators comprise our faculty at ADU, so you can gain practical insights from experts working for real-world organizations — like our partners who propel the globally recognized Florida Hospital System. An MHA offers a more focused framework that can directly help you advance your strategy and your career.

MHA vs. Executive MHA

At ADU, experienced healthcare workers who wish to pursue an MHA can choose between the online Master of Healthcare Administration in Strategy and Innovation or the online Executive Master of Healthcare Administration. Here’s a quick comparison to help you decide which is right for you.

The online Executive MHA is designed for professionals working in healthcare administration with a minimum of three years of experience. It’s an accelerated program that acknowledges your background in healthcare. Learn more about the online EMHA.

The online MHA in Strategy and Innovation works with professionals of varied experience levels. You can pursue the online MHA from
the associate or bachelor’s level. It’s a more comprehensive approach that boasts a unique focus on strategic, modern healthcare management.