Health Administration (MSHA)

What is A Health Administration (MSHA) Degree?

The field of Health Administration covers the management and coordination of all facilities and people who work in health care delivery.  The need to coordinate services provided by hospitals, nursing homes, and doctor’s offices is ongoing, and health administration becomes more complex every day with the increase in alternative care providers such as urgent care or critical care offices, satellite emergency care centers, drug stores, and even some grocery stores that have clinics.

The MSHA degree program in Health Administration prepares professionals to hold executive leadership roles in all these types of organizations.  Coursework includes areas such as operations management, health care financial management, strategic planning, health and human disease, human resource management, and health law.  You will probably serve an internship as part of the program.  Some schools may offer a dual degree program where you can earn an MBA or another graduate degree at the same time.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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