Health Systems Management, MHA
Mission, Vision, and Values


The mission of the Master of Health Administration is to provide students with a graduate education that will further their careers as healthcare leaders and innovators.

The program addresses how to achieve success in the healthcare industry and prepares future executives to assume leadership positions within healthcare organizations. We prepare healthcare professionals with strategic, business, analytic and decision-making skills, and the healthcare industry and operational knowledge needed to navigate the evolving healthcare industry.


To be the premier academic program for healthcare administration dedicated to preparing future executives to assume leadership positions in healthcare organizations, and to be recognized as an exceptional program by our national peers, our alumni, and prospective employers.


As faculty members of the Department of Health Administration Programs in Healthcare Administration, we are committed to the following:

  • Integrity
    We advocate and emulate high ethical conduct in all we do and provide a learning environment that instills this in our students.
  • Lifelong Learning
    We recognize that lifelong learning is essential to our ability to innovate and continually improve ourselves, our organizations, and our profession.
  • Leadership
    We lead our classes through example and mentoring, and recognize that caring must be a cornerstone of our professional interactions.
  • Diversity
    We advocate inclusion and embrace the differences of those with whom we work and the students we serve.
  • Competency-Based Education
    We advocate for an educational curriculum that is designed to develop student proficiency in the competencies necessary for future success in healthcare administration.
  • Evidence-Based Curriculum
    We value continuing quality improvement in our curriculum in response to evidence of student proficiency, evidence of alumni success in their careers, and the advice of the employers we serve.