• On-Campus Component
    Yes
  • Cost
    $1,632 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total Credits
    42
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Admission GPA
    3.0
  • Application Deadlines
    Rolling for January cohort
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    School of Public Health
  • Department
    Division of Health Policy and Management

The Executive MHA program uses an academically rigorous online and classroom format that prepares working professionals for leadership in health care administration. The curriculum includes a focus on the management of complex, integrated health systems, including the expanded role of physicians, providers, managers, and leaders in those systems.

Learning is supported by alumni involvement and innovative leadership projects, as well as support from peers, faculty, and staff. Working with faculty and advisors, students design and conduct a project to introduce an innovation into their organization. The project provides the opportunity for students to apply many aspects of their learning into an innovation of significant value.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Health Care Management Education.

Hybrid/Cohort-Based Model

The program is delivered in a learning cohort model that blends online and on-campus coursework. All students begin the program together and progress through the same curriculum, providing opportunities to learn and work together throughout the duration of the program. Most of the coursework is online; students spend 22 days (five sessions) on campus over 25 months.

Sample Courses

This is a 42-credit, 25-month program. Here is a sample of courses you might take:

  • PUBH 7551 – Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7564 – Private Purchasers of Healthcare (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7536 – Health Finance (3 cr)
  • PUBH 7565 – Healthcare Delivery, Design & Innovation (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7556 – Health and Health Systems (2 cr)
  • PUBH 7535 – Healthcare Services Accounting (3 cr)

Online Catalog

Career Outlook

The current demand for Executive MHA graduates is very high due, in part, to a shortage of qualified executive management talent in health care organizations. In the next decade, as a significant proportion of current managers retire, clinical professionals will move into top positions, and this will require that they have advanced skills and learning in order to be successful.

More than 55 percent of our Executive MHA students are promoted while enrolled in the program.