Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Develop knowledge and expertise in the field of Health Administration, exclusively in an online format.
Learn and apply knowledge about management and leadership competencies needed in health care organizations, with a Northern, rural and Indigenous focus.
The Master of Health Administration is a unique, comprehensive, accessible graduate program. It is a partnership between the graduate Nursing and Master of Business Administration programs at Laurentian University. The program was designed to meet the needs not only of nurses but all other health care providers who have transitioned to health administration. With an understanding that prospective students live in all areas of Canada from urban to remote and that travel for education isn’t feasible for all, we've designed a fully online delivery for maximum accessibility. The program content encompasses all essential knowledge for health administrators in addition to having a strong rural, northern and Indigenous focus.
The Master of Health Administration program equips health care providers with the foundational knowledge to succeed in managerial and leadership roles in health care organizations. Students enrolled in the program benefit from a comprehensive curriculum related to this field and system in Canada including considerations for historical, political, regulatory and cultural differences. Ethical considerations in health care are also a primary focus of the program, which support the enhanced development of students’ analysis of their own assumptions, values, principles, strength and limitations. Embedded in all courses is content related to Indigenous health administration, and graduates of the program will gain specialized knowledge about Northern, rural, and Indigenous health care organizations. Both theoretical and descriptive content with real-world experience and applications are studied by students in the program which culminates with a capstone project. This program is available to students by distance in reflection of course content offered exclusively online.
The program may be taken full-time or part-time.
Note: this program is planned to be offered in Fall 2023
Health care management, and various leadership roles in health care administration including but not limited to the following fields: audiology, chiropractic care, dentistry, dietetics, genetic counseling, medical radiation technology, midwifery, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, family medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, nursing, social work, and speech-language pathology.
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