Master of Healthcare Administration—Hauptmann School of Public Affairs
About the Program
Courses in the MHA program are predominately online. Students may meet all course requirements through an online format.
Face-to-face courses are offered selectively at the Downtown Kansas City, Mo., Campus Center each academic term, with increasing opportunities for students to meet a significant portion of their degree requirements through this venue.
MISSIONThe mission of Park’s Master of Healthcare Administration program is to prepare new generations of health leaders committed to designing and delivering programs and services to the global community that meet the needs of health care consumers (patients), providers and the community at-large, in order to create organizations and systems that serve the evolving health needs of society.
VISIONPark University’s Master of Healthcare Administration program is designed to prepare learners for the health care challenges of a global society by teaching students innovative approaches to health care management and leadership.
Program GoalsSpecifically, graduates of the Master of Healthcare Administration program will be:
- Knowledgeable of the structure and organization of the health systems in the U.S. and internationally.
- Skilled in the management of health organizations, which includes acquiring a strong foundation in the financial, economic, legal, and leadership theories and practices unique to health organizations.
- Able to understand health care systems, nationally and internationally, from a comparative perspective.
- Able to design and lead marketing and strategic planning efforts within an organization as well as health care systems.
- Able to effectively communicate within system-wide and organizational health care settings.
- Skilled in collecting, managing, mining and analyzing health care data, and making data driven decisions that benefit the health of populations.
- Able to use statistics, quality improvement and research methodology, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of decision-making.
- Knowledgeable in law, ethics and policy issues affecting health care and the need to take into account diverse laws, standards, values, morals and cultural ethics.
- Competent to measure and utilize evidence-based outcomes and capable of leading institutional and system-wide quality improvement efforts.
- Awareness and knowledge of population health, health-related behaviors and needs of diverse populations, and the ability to take these needs into account when designing health care delivery systems.
- Knowledgeable of the diverse, ethical and professional standards in the medical and broader health care professions, and capable of mediating professional differences