Health Administration, M.H.A.
The Master in Health Administration (M.H.A.) prepares graduates for managerial and leadership roles in the challenging and complex field of nonprofit health care administration. The curriculum develops advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.
The program centers on interdisciplinary learning experiences that integrate classroom study, applied research, professional development, and field experience. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in complex organizations and to transcend traditional boundaries in pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities. There are five concentrations available: finance, hospital administration, long term care administration, practice management, and a self-directed concentration for mid-career students.
Why Study Health Administration at Grand Valley?
- Students learn from, are mentored by, and conduct research with
experienced faculty members from diverse specialties.
- The program emphasizes management principles that are relevant to nonprofit health organizations, which are very prominent in Michigan.
- Professional networking opportunities are available through the graduate student group, internships, and class assignments.
- Open to students with undergraduate backgrounds in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business, health professions, or any other field.
- The M.H.A. is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).