Program Overview & Schedule

Study on your schedule! The MHA program is offered in a hybrid format with a combination of onsite and online classes to meet your needs as a busy, working adult. Earn your MHA degree in as little as 28 months by taking 18 hours of foundational courses from OC’s MBA program and 27 hours of specialized MHA courses.

Program Outcomes

Healthcare administrators must know how to balance patient outcomes and financial resources, while overcoming the barriers to change and progress. In addition, effective healthcare administrators know how to conduct an assessment of their healthcare companies and organizations and to design appropriate change models and business strategies for improving accountability, accelerating execution of strategies and improvements, creating an impetus for action and judicious speed, and achieving results. Graduates of Oklahoma Christian University’s Master of Healthcare Administration program will be prepared to:

  1. Make decisions using ethical principles, professional standards, and the best practices of healthcare organizations.
  2. Manage employees with diverse cultural, work, and educational backgrounds.
  3. Analyze the impact of new technologies on workflow, personnel learning needs, and patient outcomes.
  4. Develop a budget (startup, operating, and capital) for a new healthcare business.
  5. Evaluate organizational structures and processes in terms of patient outcomes, personnel and resource needs, healthcare regulations, and the financial goals of the organization.
  6. Prepare oral and written reports using quality improvement, risk management, and patient outcome data.
  7. Lead healthcare professionals as individuals and teams.
  8. Articulate a personal philosophy of leadership and proposed career goals that reflect an awareness of vulnerable populations and global health.

Accreditation

Oklahoma Christian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission [HLC, 30 N. LaSalle St., #2400, Chicago, IL, 60602-2504 (800-621-7440) www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org].