Health Administration M.H.A

The Masters in Health Administration program at Saint Joseph’s University prepares future healthcare administrators to envision and lead positive change, locally, nationally and internationally. Through a set of core competencies acquired through active-learning, experiential and interpersonal learning opportunities, the program provides the skills and knowledge to optimally prepare our students to be successful health managers, with a lifelong commitment to learning, respect for diversity, ethical decision-making, and social justice.

Domain A: Leadership

A1. Leadership Knowledge and Motivation: Demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply principles and theories of leadership and various leadership styles; assess emotional intelligence

A2. Critical Thinking: Demonstrate responsible critical thinking skills through result-driven problem analysis and resolution that support the values of social justice and service; identify long range outcomes of interventions

A3. Systems Thinking: Demonstrate systems thinking skills - an understanding of the dynamics of complex diverse systems; analyze the potential impact and consequences of decisions in different situations and application to healthcare organizations

A4. Change Management: Demonstrate change making abilities i.e. the initiation, adoption and management of change; develop the ability to plan and implement change to achieve health care organizational excellence

Domain B: Professionalism and Ethics

B1. Professional Ethics: Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal principles and practices of the profession; develop ability to apply these principles and determine implications of managerial decisions

B2. Accountability: Demonstrate personal and professional accountability through the evaluation of personal values and ethics

B3. Personal Development: Demonstrate personal development through the assessment of individual strengths and weaknesses and engagement in continuous professional development

Domain C: Communications/Relationship Management

C1. Effective Communication: Demonstrate effective written, oral and presentation skills

C2. Effective Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with multiple stakeholders especially through participation in professional organizations and mentorship; demonstrate the ability to work in teams, contributing to the development of a shared goal/project

C3. Cultural Understanding and Appreciation for Diversity: Demonstrate cultural understanding and appreciation of the importance of effectively communicating and interacting with diverse communities

Domain D: Knowledge of Healthcare Environment

D1. Trends and Issues in Healthcare Delivery: Demonstrate knowledge of of the health care sector and stakeholders in the delivery of healthcare, and the ability to analyze and evaluate health care issues and trends associated with delivery, cost, access, and population health

D2. Social Justice Perspective: Demonstrate ability to analyze and evaluate healthcare operations based on a mission defined focus and execution that stresses equitable treatment of all within a framework of social justice

D3. Determinants of Health: Develop an understanding and ability to analyze the interrelationships of the different social and behavioral determinants of health and their impact on health

D4. Community Needs Assessment: Demonstrate ability to assess community needs through collaborative community participatory initiatives

D5. Health Policy: Develop an understanding of the multiple dimensions of the health policy process at state and federal levels; demonstrate knowledge of the policies, laws, regulatory standards and criteria for accreditation in the healthcare industry

Domain E: Business and Management Knowledge and Skills in Healthcare

E1. Dynamics of Business and Management: Demonstrate knowledge and application of business skills in general management, financial management, strategic planning, information management and risk management

E2. Organizational design and function: Demonstrate an understanding of key aspects of organizational design and function, identify the applicable information science, accounting, finance, and technology concepts, methods, and tools, to solve problems.

E3. Program Planning and Management:  Demonstrate the ability to implement and manage health program planning and evaluation; demonstrate understanding of quality/performance improvement and the ability to evaluate quality and performance

Core Courses
HAD 552Health Administration3
HAD 553Health Care Organization3
HAD 554Health Care Law3
HAD 555Acc for Health Care Organiztns3
HAD 556Fin Manag of Health Care Org.3
HAD 557Health Care Strat Plan & Mktg3
HAD 558Mgt of Healthcare Org3
HAD 600Ethics of Health Care3
HAD 700Health Administration Capstone3
HSV 550Health Services Research3
MHI 560Health Informatics3
Electives (select one) 13
Health Policy
Fieldwork in Health Admin
Epidemiology and Com Health
Digital and Connected Health
Database for Health Care
Data Analysis for Health Care
Privacy&Security: Health Care
Health Data Standards
Total Hours36