Master of Health Administration
Enhance your career in the healthcare industry with a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Catering to the needs of professionals with at least three years of work experience, the MHA is a 30-credit graduate degree program designed to help current healthcare professionals excel and become leaders in the industry.
Housed in the Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies, the Fox MHA is supported by our expertise in business education and enriched by our deep connections to the health sector. Students in the program gain the specialized knowledge and leadership expertise to meet the growing demand for healthcare management professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a projected 28% job growth for medical and health services managers over the next eight years.
Through the Master of Health Administration program’s combination of coursework focused on the intersections of healthcare and business with experiential learning that includes real-world projects, speakers, cases and practicum experiences, students learn to
- apply financial analysis and modeling to facilitate diagnosis and decision-making;
- build translatable leadership and consulting skills for different areas of healthcare;
- identify and evaluate opportunities in the current business environment; and
- manage business operations effectively in global, regional and organizational cultures.
A solid business foundation is laid through courses in accounting, data visualization, risk management and statistics. Health sector-focused courses cover healthcare leadership and strategy; financial management of healthcare organizations; health systems organization and development; and healthcare risks, patient safety and quality.
Build a Strong Personal and Professional Network
While the Fox School of Business is the largest business school in the Greater Philadelphia region, we’re a closely-knit community and, since we’ve offered a healthcare management program since 1968, our alumni are part of many of Philadelphia’s healthcare organizations. Connect with healthcare leaders in your courses, at guest speaker presentations, networking events, Management Grand Rounds and more as a health administration master’s student. Meet some of the alumni leaders in Philadelphia.
Studying at Fox will provide robust career opportunities due to the abundance of healthcare organizations in the greater Philadelphia area which includes Philadelphia, Wilmington, DE, and Camden, NJ. Home to some of the most esteemed healthcare organizations in the country, the healthcare industry in this region employs hundreds of thousands of people with earned revenue in the billions.