A Program that Benefits Participants
Benefits for Participants
Throughout their executive careers, Executive MHA graduates will assume progressively more influential leadership roles within the local, regional, and national elements of the nation's health system. Graduates will evidence a commitment to excellence and innovation. Operating from a system perspective and applying critical thinking, they will acquire specific skills in problem definition and resolution, information management, and resource development. They will learn to use targeted organizational interventions to improve personal, population, and community health. They will be prepared to make the difference in addressing critical issues, in solving practical problems, and in achieving successful outcomes.
Several features of the Executive MHA Program make it an attractive option for mid-career health professionals:
- The Executive MHA enables practicing professionals to continue their careers while gaining a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree.
- The program strengthens practical management skills by applying concept models, theory, case studies, best practices, and the experiences of participants. Through this approach, students increase their on-the-job effectiveness immediately, while actively engaged in the program.
- Students focus in key areas of interest within enterprise management or clinical system management. Students choose to apply these skills within institutional management, medical practice management, or health plan management contexts. Through their capstone project experience, students integrate these skills to develop a focused expertise in either clinical systems management or in enterprise and policy management. This is one of the unique characteristics of the UW Executive MHA Program.
- The program provides opportunities for networking with a broad range of professionals and leaders in health services management.