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MHA Curriculum

M.H.A. Curriculum

The comprehensive Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) curriculum is the essential foundation students need to lead the next generation of healthcare systems and facilities. The 42-credit program offers a challenging and relevant curriculum, which is revised annually based on student feedback and current trends and needs in the industry. It embraces theoretical and contemporary practical applications of healthcare leadership, management and policy.

Our Mission Statement: The student-centered M.H.A. prepares individuals from diverse backgrounds to be competent health managers and leaders for a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations. Delivered both on-campus and online, the essential MHA program emphasizes experiential learning opportunities, reflects Seton Hall University's Catholic tradition and strives to instill in all students the professionalism and values required of servant leaders.

One Program, Two Delivery Formats

The Seton Hall M.H.A. program is offered in both on-campus and online delivery formats. The core program is the same whether you are studying online or on campus, and is sequenced to meet student needs. Part-time students (on-campus program, only) will select one to two courses each semester in consultation with their faculty advisor. Online students will become part of a Learning Team cohort that completes coursework and intensive/residency experiences in a structured sequence.

For a full description of any of the courses below, see the Seton Hall University Graduate Catalogue.

M.H.A. On-Campus Course Calendar

Course calendar may be subject to change.

On-Campus - First Professional Year (18 credits)

  • Research Methods and Statistical Analysis for Healthcare
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting and Costing in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Management
  • 21st Century Healthcare Systems
  • Population Health Management
  • Emergency Management for Health Professionals
  • Health Economics

On-Campus - Second Professional Year (21 credits)

  • Healthcare Policy
  • Legal and Human Resources Issues in Healthcare
  • Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare Organizations
  • Health Finance
  • Quality and Risk Management in Healthcare
  • Ethics in Healthcare
  • Leadership Institute
  • Global Health Management
  • Healthcare Data Analytics
  • Practice Management for the Health Sector
  • Change Management and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Professionalism and Leadership
  • Capstone Experience**

M.H.A. Online Curriculum Information

The online M.H.A. program is offered exclusively in Learning Teams and is delivered sequentially over six semesters. The online program also requires three in-person, five-day intensive/residency visits* at the beginning, middle and end of the 24-month program, which afford students the opportunity to meet face-to-face with professors and peers in the program.

During each intensive, students complete an M.H.A. course, hear presentations from faculty and healthcare executives, work in groups and network with M.H.A. students and alumni.

Course calendar may be subject to change.

Online Program - First Semester (8 credits)

  • Orientation Intensive* (5 days in August)
    • Students take "21st Century Healthcare Systems" during the intensive (in-person attendance).
    • Learn how to use Blackboard (the online classroom system) as well as Seton Hall's online library and other online resources that will help you succeed in an online learning environment.
       
  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses that begin after the Orientation Intensive)
    • Research Methods and Statistical Analysis for Healthcare
    • Healthcare Management

Online Program - Second Semester (6 credits)

  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses)
    • Financial and Managerial Accounting and Costing in Healthcare
    • Healthcare Finance

Online Program - Third Semester (6 credits)

  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses)
    • Population Health Management
    • Health Economics

Online Program - Fourth Semester (7 credits)

  • Mid Intensive* (5 days in August, 1 year after Orientation Intensive)
    • Students take "Healthcare Policy" during the intensive (in-person attendance).
    • Complete an emergency management planning exercise.
       
  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses that begin after the Mid Intensive)
    • Quality and Risk Management in Healthcare
    • Emergency Management for Health Professionals

Online Program - Fifth Semester (6 credits)

  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses)
    • Legal and Human Resources Issues in Healthcare
    • Strategic Planning and Marketing in Healthcare Organization

Online Program - Sixth Semester (8 credits)

  • Online Courses (two 7-week courses that begin/complete before the Final Intensive)
    • Ethics in Healthcare
    • Capstone Project**
       
  • Final Intensive* (5 days in August, 1 year after Mid Intensive)
    • Students complete "Leadership Institute" course during the intensive (in-person attendance).
    • Students present Capstone projects to faculty and students.

*About the M.H.A. Online Program's in-person Intensive/Residency Requirement:

A highlight of the Seton Hall M.H.A. program is the in-person Intensive (residency) experiences that graduate students in the M.H.A. Online attend at the beginning, middle and conclusion of their degree program.

These mandatory, five-day Intensives (usually Wednesday-Sunday) take place on the Seton Hall University campus in South Orange, New Jersey, and at a nearby hotel/conference facility. Seton Hall M.H.A. students always look forward to the Intensives, which provide the opportunity for face-to-face interaction with peers and faculty in a collaborative learning environment.

The majority of students stay overnight in the hotel throughout the five-day Intensive; hotel accommodations and most meals are covered in the program's tuition and fees. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the hotel at the beginning of the Intensive, and home at the end; ground transportation will be provided for all required meetings and courses during the Intensive.

A recent Intensive took place at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey, a top-notch hotel with state-of-the-art amenities:

  • Comfortable and spacious classrooms, guest rooms and dining areas
  • Reliable wireless internet access throughout the property, including in the well-appointed lounge areas where students can relax during down-time or work on assignments with their cohort classmates
  • Fitness center and outdoor/indoor swimming pools

The Intensive is one of the most rewarding aspects of the M.H.A. Online program. For questions about the Intensive experiences, contact Patricia Edwards, M.H.A. Program Coordinator, at  patricia.edwards@shu.edu or (973) 761-7968.

**Capstone Project
Designating an area of interest and building upon that interest through specialized study, students complete a 3-credit "Capstone Project" course that culminates in a final project presented at either the Final Intensive (online students) or toward the end of the semester (on-campus students). The completed project affords students an opportunity to make a substantial contribution to their organization and their profession.

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