Mission, Accreditation, and Competencies

Program Mission, Vision, and Values:

The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is to provide early- and mid-career professionals with leadership skills and technical tools to improve the human condition and prepare them for increasingly responsible leadership roles across a broad spectrum of healthcare delivery organizations.

Through outstanding faculty and partnerships with world-class healthcare organizations, we create a student experience both inside and outside the classroom that includes learning from experienced healthcare professionals and participating in innovative extra-curricular experiential opportunities.

The vision for the MHA program is to be recognized as one of the nation’s top programs in healthcare administration.

Recognizing that the current healthcare environment demands a focus on value and requires the collaboration of multiple parties, we seek to practice and instill in MHA graduates a commitment to:

  • Person-centered care
  • Mutual respect
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • A strong ethical basis for decision-making

Program Accreditation

Our Master of Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME accreditation is the benchmark for students and employers that ensures the integrity of graduate healthcare management education.

Since its initial accredited by CAHME in 2012, the MHA Eccles School programs have grown in number and quality of students, in number of faculty and staff, and in number of alumni.

Program Competencies

The Eccles School’s MHA program prepares graduates for meaningful positions in healthcare management and administration in a variety of health organizations. Its objective is to train the healthcare leaders of tomorrow. The MHA curriculum is designed to foster excellent analytical and communication skills, innovation, and a strong commitment to community service and performance improvement. The curriculum is structured to include a broad range of didactic and experiential learning opportunities.

The MHA program’s educational content areas are guided by the program’s core competencies. The competency statements follow each MHA content area and describe the level of achievement students are expected to attain by graduation.

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