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Master of Healthcare Administration

South University 2018 Graduation
At South University, our Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) in Healthcare Administration degree program is built to provide you with the business know-how required to pursue such critical management roles inside healthcare facilities. In this MHA program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and have the opportunity to learn how to apply knowledge in financial management, law and ethics, marketing, human resources, health policy, and strategic planning to improve healthcare delivery systems. Through case studies, faculty-led discussions, and more, you’ll examine healthcare system organizational models, can learn impactful communication and leadership styles, and study best practices for long- and short-term decision-making. Our fully online MHA program can be completed in 12 courses.

Course Requirements

Master of Healthcare Administration: 48 Credits
MHA5010 Healthcare Management and Organizational Behavior, 4 Credit Hours
MHA5020 Healthcare Organizations and Administration, 4 Credit Hours
MHA5030 Current Economics in Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6050 Regulation and Policy in Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6060 Health Law and Ethics, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6080 Healthcare Planning and Marketing, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6100 Executive Leadership in Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6120 Management Information Systems in Healthcare, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6303 Quality Performance and Management, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6305 Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
MHC6306 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations, 4 Credit Hours
MHA6999 Seminar in Healthcare Cases, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

After completing the MHA in Healthcare Administration program, you should be able to:

  • Interpret the knowledge in healthcare management principles and content specific to finance, economics, strategy, human resources, information management, and ethics.
  • Evaluate the impact of healthcare policy and law on the delivery and services provided by the industry
  • Integrate market research with strategic planning in healthcare, evaluating a wide array of business processes and tools in healthcare operations management.
  • Assess managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and present information that is concise, clear, organized, supported, and persuasive in a professional manner appropriate to the healthcare industry.

Career Outlook

The Healthcare Administration graduate program can prepare you for a management career in which you are planning, directing, and coordinating medical and health services. Healthcare administrators may work in a range of facilities, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state, and county health programs
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Healthcare companies
  • Medical laboratories
  • Medical billing companies
  • Health education and training companies

Online Classroom

Haven’t experienced online learning before or wondering what it’s like to earn your degree online at South University? While the mode of learning is different from the traditional classroom experience with added convenience and flexibility, we hold the same high standards of academic excellence in the online classroom. 

South University’s online programs combine a curriculum designed for student outcomes and a classroom designed for flexibility and engagement. Our online classroom learning platform, Brightspace, provides you with a host of features to enhance your learning experience, including:

  • Advanced media content
  • Personalized navigation
  • Simplified online learning atmosphere
  • Access to digital books
  • Emailing and instant messaging options

We provide more than just an online classroom, bringing a range of campus experiences and services online. In addition, the online classroom is accessible on the go via mobile devices and with tools like the Pulse App. Pulse helps you stay connected and on track with your course by providing a number of features such as course calendars, readings and assignments, feedback and grades, and announcements.

Read more about online requirements here

Outstanding Education for Remarkable Careers

Success Stories

We're committed to helping our graduates make an impact in their professional and personal lives. We applaud our alumni and the difference they make. Check out what some of our healthcare graduates have to say.

Laceye A. Parker 2010
Laceye Parker Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Doctor of Pharmacy

“I had always been interested in healthcare, and as a child thought about becoming a physician. But when both my grandfathers became seriously ill, I came to a new appreciation of the vital role that pharmacists play in achieving positive outcomes for patients. As soon as I completed my master's degree, I decided to enter South University's Doctor of Pharmacy program. I've learned through my work at SCDHEC, and in my MBA program and Pharmacy School at South University, is laying a firm foundation for my career as a pharmacist.”

Robyn Smith 2007
Robyn Smith Grad Alumni
Class of '07
Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant

“I had only heard good things about their PTA program and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I find it very rewarding and emotional when a patient of mine who hasn't walked in a while takes steps again. It makes going to work everyday worth it to know that i can help improve the quality of life for some of these people.”

Crystal May 2014
Crystal May Grad Alumni
Class of '14
Bachelor of Sceince in Healthcare Management

“The staff was the heart of my experience at South. The staff worked together to provide a positive learning environment and truly had passion in educating the students. The staff helped me identify my strength and interest in the financial avenue of healthcare, and helped me see the benefits of pursuing this career. South University gave me the tools I need to be successful and validated my capabilities to be a successful professional.”

Allyson Obluck 2017
Allyson Obluck Grad Alumni
Class of '17
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapist Assistant

“I wanted to make a difference and I knew occupational therapy was a hands-on way to improve quality of life for many people. My professors always made the effort to ensure that I understood the material and were constantly encouraging me to be better and do better. All of my experiences throughout my clinical rotations challenged me to think outside the box and to trust my instincts.”

Anna Langley 2014
Anna Langley Grad Alumni
Class of '14
Master of Science in Physician Assistant

“During my [admissions] interview, I really felt like South was a place that professors were encouraging, welcoming, and helpful. I also was drawn to the small groups that they present. I liked the idea of having a faculty member mentor to guide a smaller group of students throughout the entire program. The rigorous nature of the coursework prepared me well for the boards and the ability to be successful in my career. During clinical rotations, I was able to apply what I had learned and gain valuable patient experience that has helped me today”

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