MHA Curriculum

The MHA curriculum provides the educational and professional foundations for leadership in health services.

Students complete 24 (1.5 credit) courses in health systems, policies and management to prepare them for a broad range of issues facing today’s health care world. Students must also complete a capstone research project that investigates a problem or issue related to health care administration.

Learn from experts in their field

Instructors in our program come from a collaboration with the School of Population and Public Health under the Faculty of Medicine and the Sauder School of Business along with honorary lecturers who bring expertise from their professional practice.
All first and second year courses are offered once per academic year. MHA students are required to take all courses at the time they are scheduled for their assigned cohort.

Focus on dedicated competencies and knowledge areas

Graduates leave the program with competencies uniquely designed for health care leadership across three domains from the National Centre for Health Care Leadership (NCHL) – transformation, execution and people, preparing them to:
  • Lead change processes through analytical and financial thinking in a strategic orientation
  • Translate vision and strategy towards optimal organizational performance with communication skills, performance measurement and project management
  • Create collaborative environments with human resource and change management

Course Profiles