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Program Overview

Optimize your future.

Optimize your future by investing in yourself at CNU, where we strive to deliver the best graduate healthcare management education in the field. 
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that over 4 million healthcare jobs will be added through 2026, making it the fastest growing  professional field. Healthcare is currently 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

What is an MHA?

Graduates with a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree are prepared with the healthcare industry knowledge and integrated management skills required to pursue potential leadership positions in hospital or healthcare facilities, Bio-Pharma, Health-Tech, Consulting, Government Agencies, or Insurance organizations.

Our MHA Degree Competencies

HLA Competencies were defined by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA) , the nation’s premier professional organization that together represent more than 140,000 members across the major healthcare management sectors. They defined five domains integral to the healthcare sector. We have embedded these domains into our program learning outcomes in order to produce well-rounded  leaders that will contribute ethically and responsibly to society. 

1. Business skills and knowledge. Summarize and evaluate foundational business functions and management theories.

2. Knowledge of the healthcare     environment.

Evaluate healthcare delivery models and stakeholders.  

3. Leadership.

Explore and evaluate the role of leadership and ethics in healthcare management.

4. Communication and relationship      management.

Incorporate critical thinking and optimal decision making skills to produce an integrated analysis that enhances healthcare management.

 5. Professionalism.

 Evaluate the role of healthcare   delivery as it relates to individual and   organizational differences.​

Time Commitment

Classes are delivered in a HyFlex format offering both hybrid and online options with one-course at a time over 5-week blocks. Our HyFlex model offers flexibility to students from within and outside the greater Sacramento region with a convenient weekend schedule to balance your commitments. Students will complete 39-units (13 courses) in two academic years (21-months).

Cohort Model

We offer small-class sizes centered around focused student learning experiences. We believe the cohort environment fosters camaraderie and life-long bonds. Cohorts include students from various backgrounds in healthcare or those aspiring to enter the field.


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