Master of Healthcare Administration DegreeProgram OverviewProgram DetailsWhy Choose Franklin
Lead healthcare organizations through an ever-changing environment
Realize your full potential in 2017. Apply by Jan. 9 and start classes on Feb. 13.
Balancing patient needs with fiscal responsibility makes healthcare an especially complex entity, requiring effective leadership at the helm. It demands leaders who possess focused determination to deliver strong ideas that drive operational results without sacrificing quality of care.
Group medical practices, public health organizations, nonprofits, and hospital systems all need qualified healthcare administrators to successfully lead them through operational challenges healthcare organizations encounter, including three of the most common: process improvement, managing with physicians, and risk management. Demand is strong for healthcare leaders, with a projected growth rate of 18% through 2025.1
Finish your healthcare administration degree in as few as 16 months
Franklin University’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program provides the essential knowledge required for you to undertake senior managerial and planning work in a variety of healthcare settings. You can move through our MHA degree program swiftly, realizing the real-world benefits of your degree in as few as 16 months, which is faster than many other programs. And, if you qualify, GMAT and GRE requirements may be waived, allowing you to begin your program of study immediately, without a long-preparation cycle. (Please see full program admission requirements for details.)
Get credit for what you know – before you even take your first class
Franklin demonstrates its commitment to ambitious adults by honoring their previous professional experiences and credentials, which includes national certifications. If you have earned certifications through professional organizations including the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the American Hospital Association (AHA), or the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), you may be able to transfer in up to 8 credits, which equates to two of the 10 courses required for the MHA degree.
Prepare for an executive-level position in a dynamic and growing field
With Franklin’s MHA, you’ll develop healthcare specific competencies in the following areas: leadership and strategy, operations management, law and policy, accounting and finance, and management, preparing you to hold career titles such as Managed Care Director, Director of Admitting, Hospital COO, Director of Hospital Operations, Director of the Business Office, and Managed Care Analyst, just to name a few.
Uniquely designed for the busy professional, our healthcare administration courses are planned and updated in accordance with the changing healthcare environment. In addition to preparing you for executive-level positions, you’ll be challenged through an array of academic methodologies, including case studies, lectures, group assignments, and community and healthcare projects. You’ll also be exposed to trending marketplace topics, such as healthcare reform, health information technology, and accountable care organizations (ACOs).
And because networking and collaboration are valued highly in the MHA program, you’ll have access to our online Healthcare Community of Practice that’s designed for Franklin students to connect and assist each other. Through this network, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about career information, internships, fellowships, scholarship opportunities, and the healthcare honor society, Scienta Pietas Veritas (ScPi).
Equip yourself with knowledge needed for professional credentials
In the Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at Franklin, you have the option to take elective courses in the highly-relevant areas of Health Informatics and Healthcare Quality management – both of which can help if you wish to seek professional credentialing or certification in the future.
By choosing elective coursework in Health Informatics, you’ll be exposed to the foundational principles and knowledge required to pursue credentialing with AHIMA as a certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA). Or, complete the program’s Lean Six Sigma elective to acquire knowledge and skills needed to pursue Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Learn up-to-date curriculum reviewed by top healthcare executives
In addition, a prominent industry-specific Advisory Board oversees our relevant curriculum. Input from Board Members like the hospital president and COO of Mt. Carmel East Hospital, a medical association CEO, an SVP at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the President of Grady Memorial Hospitals, inject industry-specific learnings into your classes and coursework.
Earn your healthcare administration degree from a university built for busy adults
Earn your degree on your terms by taking classes 100% online. Regionally accredited and nonprofit, Franklin was built from the ground-up to satisfy the needs of adult learners. Faculty with industry expertise means you gain relevant knowledge to apply directly to your current or future career, while our flexible course schedules help to balance your education with work, family, and life. Get started on your future today!
1Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI)
Gain The Skills Employers Desire
Managed Care Director
Managed Care Directors oversee managed care operations, including developing, implementing, and negotiating managed care contracts, strategies, and tactics.View Salary Trends
Admissions Directors lead and manage the insurance, financial, and care aspects of patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.View Salary Trends
Hospital CEOs provide vision, leadership, strategic direction, and policymaking for hospitals, health systems, and other health organizations.View Salary Trends
Hospital COOs ensure smooth, efficient business operations for hospitals and medical facilities, while working to reduce operating costs and enhance revenues.View Salary Trends
Managed Care Analyst
Managed Care Analysts collect, assess, and validate medical data in order to understand trends and provide insight to management for well-informed decision making.View Salary Trends
Home Health Agency President
Home Health Agency Presidents develop and implement fiscal and functional strategic plans designed to generate opportunity, boost revenue, and improve competitive positioning.View Salary Trends
Chief Administrators manage all aspects of physician practice groups, ensuring smooth, profitable operations, including directing policy, solving problems, and overseeing business unit initiatives.View Salary Trends
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice Presidents for Healthcare Policy initiate, implement, and communicate operational and other policies in order to increase profitability and operational efficiency.View Salary Trends
Health System Vice President
Health System Vice Presidents plan strategies and formulate policies to ensure that medical and health services organizations meet business goals and objectives.View Salary Trends
In 2015 there were 317,589 job openings related to Healthcare Administration. It is estimated that in 2025 there will be 374,223.
Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) - June 2016
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Academic & Industry Experts
Classes are taught and designed by credentialed professionals with real-world experience.
- Programs are designed by combining the insight of industry leaders with the academic expertise of our faculty, ensuring what you learn translates into on-the-job success.
- Academic concepts and theories are brought to life through our teaching faculty’s professional expertise, and can be immediately applied in your career.
- Faculty with industry experience teach our courses, not graduate students or life-time academics, so you learn not only the theories behind the practice but also how to apply them in real-world situations.
Relevant & Consistent Curriculum
What you learn is a reflection of the program you choose, not the format in which it’s applied.
- All programs are designed for learning outcomes to flow from the program level into actual coursework.
- This top-down approach allows credentialed professionals to customize assignments based on trending industry topics without deviating from a program’s core outcomes.
- Regardless of your professor or the format of your class, you receive the same quality education.
Hands-On Learning Experience
Franklin's coursework teaches not only theories and concepts, but also how they apply to practical situations.
- Professional course designers ensure that class activities such as learning simulations, case studies, interactive videos, and group exercises are relevant and appropriate.
- A curriculum development team is dedicated to making sure all courses are intuitively designed so content is taught in a logical manner that facilitates your success in the classroom and beyond.
Continuously Evolving Programs
Consistent program reviews ensure our programs stay at the forefront of industry trends.
- Survey results and feedback from student and faculty assessments are reviewed regularly so that our programs are always improving and up-to-date.
- A structured review process helps identify industry gaps that guide curriculum enhancements allowing our academic and industry experts to regularly implement new industry trends.
- Regular assessment provides hard data that is used to improve student learning and teaching methods.
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