"Before I came to Grand Valley, I ran various nonprofits for 10 years. I bring in real-life examples to the classes." - Heather Carpenter, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration
The Masters of Health Administration (MPA) prepares graduates for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of health care administration. The curriculum develops advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.
Market Appropriate. Our MHA program emphasizes management principles that are relevant to nonprofit health organizations, which comprise the largest segment of Michigan's health industry
Openness. Our program is amenable to full and part-time students, to pre-career and in-service students, and to students with undergraduate backgrounds in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, health professions, or any other field.
Team-based. Our students are organized into high-performance learning teams that emulate the working conditions common to the health sector.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the 2012 median pay for medical and health services managers was $88,580 per year. The BLS projects that employment of medical and health services managers will grow 23% (73,300 jobs) from 2012 to 2022, which is much faster than most occupations. . See more...
Barbara Goodspeed (MHA '14) has been Manager of Strategic Planning at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital since May 2014.
Michael Breon (MHA '12) is currently director of post acute experience at Spectrum Health Continuing Care.