Executive Health Services Management Curriculum
The Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) degree core curriculum integrates fundamental management concepts and health care applications. The Executive Program consists of 42 credit hours: 12 core courses (3 hours each) and an individual research project (6 hours). These curricular requirements cannot be waived as a result of work experience or previous academic endeavor.
Prerequisite Courses: Participants must meet four foundation prerequisites, which can be completed via correspondence through MU, the Center for Independent Study, via self-study software, or through other institutions. Previous coursework or extensive, documented experience in these areas can be substituted. Since foundation courses are necessary preparation/prerequisites for required HSM courses, the faculty may require special pre-assessment of the level of preparation of students who have completed analogous foundation coursework prior to enrollment in the program. Statistical analysis must be completed before the first summer. Microeconomics must be completed by the end of the first summer. Managerial finance and accounting must be completed before the second winter semester begins.
Oral Comprehensives. All health services management students are required to complete successfully an oral examination that enables the faculty to evaluate the student's competency in health services management. The evaluation takes place during the student's final semester.
|Example Plan of Study|
|1st Spring Semester (program begins in January)
HMI 7410 - Introduction to the US Health Care System
|1st Summer Semester
HMI 8450 - Methods of Health Services Research
1st Fall Semester
HMI 8524 - Health Economics
|2nd Spring Semester
HMI 8544 - Managerial Epidemiology
|2nd Summer Semester
HMI 8450 - Methods of Health Services Research (project)
|2nd Fall Semester (graduation in December)
HMI 8571 - Decision Support in Health Care Systems