Program Details


The program teaches skills and concepts unique to health care administration, giving students the tools to take on a leadership role in health care management.

Program Structure

The MHA program is a 42 credit graduate degree that is delivered in a cohort-based, executive education style at UBC Robson Square (UBC’s downtown campus). The program can be completed in two years, and consists of:

  • 24 mandatory courses (1.5 credits each), that offer a breadth and depth of topics that spans in the health care sector including business, management and epidemiology. Courses include case studies, discussions, group work and presentations.
  • Students also complete an independent capstone project – SPHA 590 Research Project (6 credits)

Program Schedule

The program is full-time only with one intake in September each year. Designed for working professionals, students attend classes on Friday afternoons and weekends.
Classes are typically scheduled every three to four weeks following a compressed format, as listed in our 2018 – 2019 MHA Course Dates.

What a weekend looks like

There are two courses taught over two weekends.

Weekend One Weekend Two
3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Course One begins Course Two continues
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Course One continues Course Two concludes
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Course Two begins Course One continues
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Course Two continues Course One concludes

MHA Cohort

Each cohort is made up of 30-35 students per year with a diverse mix of professional backgrounds that mirror real life interdisciplinary health care settings.

Below is the Cohort Profile *based on 112 students enrolled in the MHA in June 2015

    • Average age: 30
    • Gender – Male: 35 and Female: 65
    • Average work experience: 7 years
    • Background: clinical: 41%, administrative: 43%, research: 12%, other: 4%