Earn Your Masters in Healthcare Administration

With Madison’s Masters in Healthcare Administration program, you’ll receive in-depth instruction in the management of healthcare offices and physician practices. Everything you learn is designed for real-world application. Our program can help you achieve your goals in the healthcare field and lay the foundation to continue your studies in the field.

With Madison’s self-paced, flexible program, you learn on your own schedule, when it’s convenient for you. In addition to your comprehensive course materials, your Madison tuition also includes academic support via phone, email or online and personalized career guidance. Enroll today and start when you want. Take one semester at a time in this 3-semester program and graduate with the skills that healthcare employers are looking for.

Curriculum

Semester 1

MH600 - Orientation  

This non-credit orientation is a foundation-building experience that introduces and refreshes the skills necessary for success in your Graduate Certificate Program. You'll learn how to navigate ProQuest, Ashworth College's online library, and review the distinguishing characteristics of academic journals and other publications. Internet research skills are polished enabling you to identify credible and unbiased Web sites for your research. Emphasis is placed on submission requirements, project structures, and writing formats used throughout your coursework, and APA writing style. The final portion of this course provides you the opportunity to research and explore the various career fields in the world of Health Care Administration.
Credit Hours: non-credit

MH601 - Survey of the Health Care System  

This course presents the concepts and principles of public health practices within the health care system. It begins by exploring broad principles and then shifts focus to substantive topics and issues within the public health field, including the development of public health practices, the determinants of health status, legal aspects, and the public health information systems. Special attention is given to the tools needed to effectively manage a typical health department and the role of the public health department in a variety of environments.
Credit Hours: 3

MH640 - Health Care Marketing  

This course is a comprehensive introduction to current marketing theories and practices within the health care system. Health care industry applications are featured with highlighted examples from some of the most successful and noteworthy marketing experts at performing this complex function, which is part art, part science, and always somewhat dependent upon a combination of knowledge and wisdom that is nearly impossible to codify or quantify.
Credit Hours: 3

MH681 - Health Care Human Resource Management  

This course is an overview of the various functions of a human resource management department, including staffing, recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, and more. Each area is examined with a focus on current trends and the role of HR as an integral part of the administrative team in health care organizations. The movement of the human resource management function to a strategic level is also discussed. Special emphasis is given to these functions with respect to the dynamics of the health care industry.
Credit Hours: 3

MB661 - Leadership and Motivation  

Develop your leadership potential. Discover the qualities, talents, and vision that leaders need to survive and grow in a changing world. You'll examine how today's theories of leadership and motivation have evolved, and how leadership concepts and motivational techniques are applied in a wide variety of business environments. Case studies reveal how executives and other decision makers lead, motivate and succeed.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

MH682 - Medical Sociology  

This course provides a broad overview of the health service delivery system as viewed by the social scientist. It examines the rich contribution that medical sociological research has made to our understanding of changing professional roles, health care institutional values, and the socio-cultural influences that affect medical treatment of patients. The course introduces the student to socio-medical concepts such as the sick role, socio-medical stress, illness behavior, social control of medical power, and life-style influences in examining the social factors that affect health and the treatment of disease.
Credit Hours: 3

MH685 - Health Care Security  

This course examines issues surrounding the security and protection of health care environments. The student will be exposed to the uses and disclosures of identifiable health information, as permitted by security and privacy issues, regulations, legislations, and accreditation standards in the health care environment. The basis for confidentiality in health care systems will be introduced to provide an assessment of physical security requirements, as well as security of databases, networks and systems design.
Credit Hours: 3

MH683 - Information Management  

Information Management examines the fundamentals of health information management, including the functions of obtaining, managing, and utilizing data for computer-based systems. This course provides the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to implement, facilitate, and coordinate information management activities.
Credit Hours: 3

MH688 - Health Care Economics and Financial Management  

This course examines the application of economics, finance, and accounting principles to health care organizations. The initial focus of the course involves a discussion of economics, which provides the health care professional with the tools to understand both the behaviors of the major participants in the health care system in the United States and the evolution of the managed care system. Managerial and financial accounting are then described, with a particular emphasis on the budgeting process and financial reporting, followed by a review of ratio analysis. The course concludes with a series of topics of special interest to the health care professional, including grant writing, business plan development, and international health care economics.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Details

The Masters in Healthcare Administration degree program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with specialized courses in healthcare administration. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, courses within the program discipline, such as Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Coding, focus on preparing students for roles in the healthcare field.

Your Healthcare Administration Program Includes:

  • All course materials and exams
  • Academic support via phone, email or online
  • Learning guides with discussion questions and projects
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Personalized career guidance

Being here made me feel a part of something and I really would recommend it for anybody. There is no reason not to go to school, especially with a place like this, because it’s giving you the opportunity to better yourself and gain a sense of accomplishment.

— Susan Donaldson, Recent Graduate

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Career Outlook

With advancements in medical technology and a growing elderly population, there are a wide array of high-growth healthcare administration careers available to skilled professionals. As a result, well-paying Healthcare Administration degree jobs are plentiful in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, surgical facilities, rehabilitation centers, emergency clinics and more. Employment of medical and health services managers is forecast to grow 17% through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They are needed to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve quality in the delivery of medical services. Madison can help prepare you to achieve your goals in this gratifying field.

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The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 56,300 new Healthcare Administration jobs will become available by 2024.

FAQs

Are there any prerequisites for Madison’s masters in healthcare administration program?

The only thing you need to enroll in Madison’s masters in healthcare administration program is a bachelors degree from an accredited institution.

Is the training all online or do I get books?

Your course content is delivered via a textbook and/or comprehensive online resources. Online course materials and assessments are also included with your program tuition.

What types of exams are included in this program?

This program includes examinations at the end of each lesson and at the end of each semester. The purpose of each semester exam is to evaluate your ability to conceptualize and integrate content from all the courses taken in a particular semester. Semester exams are proctored, timed, and scheduled at the convenience of the proctor and student.

Does Madison accept transfer credits?

Yes. Madison School of Healthcare accepts eligible transfer credits from previously attended colleges and universities for candidates in our Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs. Our Registrar will evaluate your credits and let you know what credits are eligible to apply toward your degree. We also offer work and life experience credit.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Projections (April 18, 2016).