Master of Health Administration
Internal Case Competition, Class of 2016
The culminating experience of the 1st year is the program’s internal case competition, usually conducted on the first Friday of May. Team presentations are judged by local healthcare executives.
Involvement in the Community
MHA students manage to have the time to get involved in community activities, often through SOURCE (Student Outside Research Center). The day after their case competition, members of the Class of 2016 joined others within the Schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine to help clean up a neighboring community.
For the past several years, the first and last MHA seminar has been conducted in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Board Room with the President of the Johns Hopkins Health System, Ron Peterson. Pictured with Mr. Peterson is the Class of 2016,
MHA students visit Greater Baltimore Medical Center each year to learn about its residency opportunity and to tour its campus. Included in this photo are seven MHA alumni working at GBMC, four of whom completed their residencies at GBMC with preceptor John Ellis who is “central” to this photo.
Among the annual MHA field trips is a seminar with the CEO of LifeBridge Health followed by a tour of its inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury unit.
Second year MHA students assist each fall at the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives fall conference.
MHA students return from winter break a week early for a series of special activities, including a process improvement workshop. In January, the Class of 2017 participated in the Marshmallow Challenge under the supervision of GBMC’s director of lean operations.
Members of the Class of 2017 formed an intramural soccer team in an effort to get some exercise and blow off some steam together. Ford’s Fury may not always score the most points, but worked hard and had fun. The team found the soccer season to be more competitive than the residency match process: the residency match has 26 wins and no losses!
The Master of Health Administration program is designed to develop health care leaders for a rapidly changing world.
This accelerated program provides a rigorous and comprehensive academic experience with a career-building residency.
The MHA is a professional degree that emphasizes the conceptual, analytical, and applied skills required to advance into management careers in hospitals and health systems, top tier consulting firms and other health care related businesses.
The curriculum includes a wide variety of courses and opportunities to study current economic, social, technical, and marketplace issues that are directly influencing the health sector. Required courses provide students with a thorough grounding in the U.S. healthcare system.
The program is a full graduate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
Eric Ford, PhD
Mark Bittle, DrPH, MBA
Douglas Hough, PhD, MS
Teresa Schwartz, MS
State-specific Information for the MHA Program
Students currently cannot conduct administrative residencies in Kentucky. For more information, please contact the program office. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.