2019-2020 Catalog

Healthcare Administration, Master of Science

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at City University of Seattle offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop advanced skills in healthcare administration and management, strategic planning, operations, and change management. This program will prepare students to become leaders in the healthcare administration field. Consistent with the mission and values of City University of Seattle, the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program will offer high quality and relevant learning experiences through a flexible format. The goal of the program is to develop leaders who are able to implement data-driven solutions to today’s healthcare administration challenges. Program graduates will be trained to develop business skills that can be applied to administrative and clinical situations as they assist healthcare organizations in their efforts to grow their organizations.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration will prepare students to:

  • Design and conduct significant and unique projects that contribute to the knowledge of the healthcare administration field.
  • Analyze healthcare-related information and assess the current state of an organization.
  • Evaluate a healthcare organization and its ability to appropriately serve all of its stakeholders.
  • Utilize a project-oriented approach to lead healthcare organizations through innovative and visionary leadership.
  • Develop the ethical healthcare leaders of the future who recognize the social and economic value of responsible business strategies.
  • Conduct data-driven business analysis and interventions, founded in accepted research methodologies, to improve operational performance.
  • Develop effective business strategies that guide healthcare organizations to change and adapt to future challenges.

Total Required Credits (45 Credits)

Healthcare Administration Core Courses (33 Credits)

HL 511Healthcare Leadership

3

HL 500U.S. Healthcare Delivery System

3

HL 546Healthcare Strategic Planning and Implementation

3

HL 530Foundations of Healthcare Administration

3

HL 550Healthcare Policy and Economics

3

HL 537Healthcare Financial Management

3

HL 543Healthcare Law and Ethics

3

HL 560Human Resource Management in Healthcare

3

HL 570Operations Analysis in Healthcare

3

HL 580Quality Assessment and Improvement in Healthcare

3

HL 514Healthcare Informatics and Technology

3

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

*Must be approved by the Program Director

Capstone Courses (3 Credits)

HL 660Healthcare Administration Capstone

3