Why an MHA?

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MHA vs. MBA

Healthcare doesn’t just need new leaders. It needs dedicated leadership. Turnover rates for healthcare CEOs are higher than they’ve been in the past two decades, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). That’s because it takes more than business skills to manage health systems. It requires a blended perspective that an MHA imparts.

When you choose an MHA over an MBA, you can learn business concepts in the context of healthcare. Experienced health administrators comprise our faculty at Adventist University, so you can gain practical insights from experts working for real-world organizations. An MHA offers a more focused framework to apply directly to help advance your strategy and your career.

MHA vs. EMHA

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 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.

The online EMHA 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

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