1 MASTER OF HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION MHA / / / DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS MHA / Master of Business Administration MHA / Professional Master of Business Administration MHA / Master of Public Health MHA / Master of Public Administration PROGRAM MISSION To provide students with the leadership skills and technical tools needed to improve the human condition. CAHME Accredited MHA Program Member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business The MHA is currently not offered as a stand-alone degree. Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS CAHME Accredited Program The University of Utah s MHA program received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in November 2012, becoming the first MHA program in Utah to earn accreditation. Limitless Career Paths The healthcare industry is not limited to just hospital administration. Long-term care facilities, outpatient clinic management, physician practice management, clinical research companies, medical device and supply companies, consulting firms, policy agencies, and pharmaceutical companies are just a few examples of job opportunities our graduates explore. UMentor Healthcare Leadership Program The UMentor Healthcare Leadership Program is an opportunity for first and second year MHA students to form a lasting partnership with an executivelevel mentor in the healthcare industry. Students can expect to expand their professional network, connect theory to application, and explore areas of interest through advice and exposure to career options as a result of meaningful interactions with their mentor. Accessible Program Community The small size of the MHA program ensures one-on-one attention from professors, the program director, and Community Advisory Board members. These industry leaders bring with them their vast networks and help guide students through the career search process, from securing the right fellowship to finding the perfect job. What s more, relationships with peers, professors and advisors last for a lifetime, ensuring guidance and career networking for years after graduation. Graduate Career Management Services MHA students have access to the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC) and the MHA Dedicated Career Coach throughout their time in the program. Students can receive advice on their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, networking skills, interview preparation, offer negotiation and more. The MHA program puts emphasis on career management throughout the program, and graduates have consistently achieved 100% internship and post-graduate employment success. Opportunities Beyond the Classroom The MHA program has an active student group called Future Healthcare Leaders of America, providing extracurricular opportunities for students to enrich their understanding of healthcare through guest speakers, panel discussions, and service projects. Industry-Relevant Curriculum The MHA curriculum features a wide variety of healthcare courses designed to be highly relevant in the current industry and help you stay competitive in this field. Among these is the Environment of Healthcare capstone course co-taught by industry-leading faculty. Students learn through lectures, case discussions, guest speakers, and site visits. Connections with National Healthcare Providers Salt Lake City has a reputation for high-quality healthcare providers with a track record for supporting education. Some of the nation s top-ranked hospitals and healthcare facilities work closely with the U and are located just minutes away. The U has been ranked in the top 10 in quality in a group of more than 100 academic medical centers for five consecutive years, and Intermountain Healthcare is frequently mentioned in the healthcare reform conversation as a model organization.
2 CAREER MANAGEMENT SERVICES MHA EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC) MHA students have full access to the Graduate Career Management Center at the David Eccles School of Business. The GCMC works to facilitate mutually beneficial connections between students, alumni and corporate recruiters. A team of full-time career coaches is dedicated to helping students maximize their graduate school investment and succeed in today s competitive job market by providing career-focused training and resources that complement classroom studies. PREPARING FOR SUCCESS MHA Dedicated Career Coach: Kathryn Adair Kathryn Adair joined the Graduate Career Management Center in 2013 and has been helping MHA students achieve 100% internship and employment success ever since. When students begin the program, Kathryn works with them one-on-one, discussing tips for networking and resumes and brainstorming possibilities for internships and fellowships. She can also help students prepare for interviews and strategize for offer negotiation. Coming from over 25 years of executivelevel experience in healthcare administration, Kathryn is committed to helping students advance in their professional careers. $65,269 AVERAGE STARTING SALARY MBA/MHA GRADUATES 100% PERCENT OF FELLOWSHIPS IN MAJOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, ALL MHA GRADUATES MHA graduates have achieved 100% employment for 3 consecutive semesters. Program Director Dr. Debra Scammon attributes the 100% employment success to talented students, dedicated career coaching, and the program s CAHME accreditation. 60% PERCENT OF ALL MHA GRADUATES EMPLOYED OUT-OF-STATE With one-on-one coaching and support from the Graduate Career Management Center, we ll help you: 1. EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS Whether you re coming into the MHA program with a plan in place, or you re hoping to discover new territory that will ignite your passion, GCMC programs will test your theories and expand your idea of what s possible. 2. DEVELOP YOUR CUSTOM CAREER STRATEGY Our students are never alone in building a strategy for landing a great job after graduation. With the assistance of our Executive Career Coaches and our Career Action Groups, you ll develop a custom strategy designed to get you from options to offer. 3. NETWORK AND INTERVIEW WITH CONFIDENCE Before you venture into the world to network and interview with future employers, you need to be ready to showcase your best attributes. From delivering a crisp elevator pitch to the etiquette of conducting an interview over lunch, we help our students understand the all-too-important intangibles of the career search. 4. ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT We know that one of the biggest keys to finding a great job is networking, so one of the main priorities of the GCMC is to generate opportunities to connect students with potential employers. Whether it s a company information session or on-campus interviews, a career fair or an alumni networking event, you can start building relationships on day one. We give you the skills and confidence, open doors, and then let you make the magic happen. 5. PREPARE FOR SUCCESS For students who engage with the GCMC from the start, success is a given. Believe it or not, managing multiple offers or negotiating salary can be tricky terrain even for veterans. Our staff stands beside you during this part of your journey, with expert guidance and advice on how to transition your MBA into the job of your dreams! GCMC PROGRAMS Executive Speaker Series Business Women s Roundtable Local Company Visits / Student Treks Career Fairs Study Trips (national and international) Executive Career Coaches Career Action Groups Resume and cover letter writing Elevator pitch Workshops and conference prep sessions Mock interviews One-on-one coaching Case competitions Customized student matching with partner companies Internship search assistance Local company visits On-campus recruiters / interviewing Alumni networking events MBA national networking events (NSHMBA, Net Impact, NAWMBA, ACHE) Statistical information about standard salaries and industry offers Salary and offer negotiation Benefit negotiation INTERNSHIPS As part of the MHA core, students are required to complete a 500-hour administrative internship. This internship provides students with real-world experience needed to secure a rewarding position upon graduation. Students are frequently offered full-time positions after a successful internship. The internship may be full-time over a single summer or part-time over two se mesters. Sample of Internship Employers BARD Vascular Access, GroupHealth, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Lone Peak Hospital, Norton Healthcare, Primary Children s Hospital, Salt Lake City VA Hospital, St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Hospital, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, University of Utah Healthcare, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, Utah Department of Health FELLOWSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT Fellowships MBA/MHA $65,269 Many MHA graduates take their first step toward a new career in a year-long post-graduate administrative fellowship with a hospi tal or healthcare organization. During the paid fellowship, students work closely with top-level hospital manage ment to get a range of networking and skill-building experience. The majority of our students receive full-time job offers with the same organization following fellowships. Sample of Fellowship Placements MPA/MHA MPH/MHA $59,500 $52,738 Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children, Baylor School of Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Henry Ford Health Systems, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Salem Healthcare, Salt Lake City VA Hospital, Trinity Healthcare, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, University of Utah School of Medicine, US Air Force Professional Employment AVERAGE STARTING SALARIES FELLOWSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT Students work with their career coach throughout their time in the program to get ready to start an advanced career in healthcare administration upon graduation. Leveraging their internship experiences, network of local executives, MHA faculty and Executives in Residence, MHA students are securing top-level jobs locally and regionally. Sample of Hiring Companies Amedisys, BARD Vascular Access, Gallup Strategic Consulting, HealthInsight, Insitu, Inc., Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, Leavitt Partners, Orriant Wellness Company, PNC Financial Services, Q Therapeutics, Salt Lake County Health Department, Select Health, Truclinic, University of California San Diego, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of Utah School of Medicine Sample of Position Titles Associate Director, Continuous Improvement Specialist, Director of Human Resources, Healthcare Consultant, Manager of Ambulatory Services, Project Coordinator, Quality Manager, Research Analyst
3 MHA DUAL DEGREE OPTIONS DEGREE OPTIONS MHA/MBA Master of Business Administration MHA/ PMBA Professional MBA MHA/MPA Master of Public Administration MHA/MPH Master of Public Health MHA Overview Students can choose an MBA, PMBA, MPA, or MPH dual-degree with their MHA degree. Dual-degrees are completed in less time than if each program was completed separately due to dual-degree program and course efficiency. Upon graduation, students receive two separate master degrees. The MHA is not currently offered as a stand-alone degree. The MBA/MHA dual-degree program offered by the David Eccles School of Business allows students to earn two masters degrees in six semesters. The purpose of the dual-degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare industry by providing them with essential business skills and healthcare-specific knowledge. Students start the program in Fall semester and begin by taking the MBA core curriculum along with other first-year MBA students. During Spring semester students take the remainder of the MBA core curriculum, as well as electives which may include classes that satisfy MHA requirements. During the remaining semesters students can take a mix of MBA and MHA courses according to their preference. The combination of a Master in Healthcare Administration and a Master in Business Administration prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, and extended care facilities as well as careers in healthcare consulting, health IT companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device and supply companies. The PMBA/MHA dual-degree program offered by the David Eccles School of Business gives students the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Professional MBA. Working professionals can continue to work throughout the program by enrolling in evening courses. The purpose of the dual-degree program is to prepare students for success in the healthcare industry by providing them with advanced business and management skills combined with healthcare-specific knowledge. Students can complete the program in three years by following an aggressive schedule. Students enrolled in the dual-degree program are expected to take courses during the summer semesters. Students can apply for the MHA program anytime during their first year of their PMBA, and can begin MHA classes after completing two PMBA semesters. The combination of a Master in Healthcare Administration and a Professional Master in Business Administration prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, large clinics, and extended care facilities as well as for careers in healthcare consulting, health IT companies, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device and supply companies. The MPA/MHA dual-degree program is a joint effort between the College of Social and Behavioral Science and the David Eccles School of Business, and gives students the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Master of Public Administration. Students are able to work full-time while they complete their degrees. This dual-degree program covers administrative issues for public, nonprofit and private healthcare settings. Students can complete the MPA/MHA dual-degree program in approximately three years of year-round study. Students can start taking MHA classes as early as their second or third MPA semester. The combination of a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration can lead to a broad range of careers, including hospital, public health and nonprofit administration, policy research, and public service. The MPA Program offers two formats evening and executive weekend to support working professionals seeking advanced education. The MPH/MHA dual-degree program is a joint effort between the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Division of Public Health and the David Eccles School of Business, and gives students the option of earning an MHA degree in addition to a Master of Public Health. This dual-degree program is designed for the student who wants to focus on population health as well as gain the business and and healthcare-specific knowledge to succeed in the healthcare industry. Students can complete the program in approximately three years. Applicants can expect to begin MHA courses in their second or third MPH semester. The combination of a Master of Public Health and Master in Healthcare Administration can lead to careers in hospital and clinical administration, global health initiatives, clinical research, and public health consulting. To provide students with the leadership skills and technical tools needed to improve the human condition. Credit Hours Tuition Costs 2 $65,000-$69,000 $67,000-$72,000 $46,000-$48,000 $51,500-$54,500 College /School Offering Degree David Eccles School of Business David Eccles School of Business College of Social and Behavioral Science and David Eccles School of Business Division of Public Health and David Eccles School of Business Work Experience in Healthcare Field (Paid or Volunteer) Required ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 3,4 Minimum GPA Admissions Test GMAT or GRE GMAT Letters of Recommendation 2 2 Program Entry MBA Fall Only PMBA Fall or Spring 5 ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 3, GMAT, GRE, MAT or LSAT GRE Strongly Recommended Strongly Recommended 3 3 MPA Fall Only 5 MPH Fall or Spring 5 1 Credit hours may vary based on class selections. 2 Tuition charges are estimates only and are subject to change. For the most current information, please visit 3 Bachelor s degree from an accredited institution, transcripts, resume, letter of intent and/or essays are required for all programs. 4 Check with each program for application and admissions specifics, including prerequisites and additional admissions requirements. 5 Note that current students can add the MHA degree in Spring, Summer or Fall semester. PROGRAM DETAILS Program Format Full-Time Part-Time Part-Time or Full-Time PROGRAM DETAILS Part-Time or Full-Time 6 MHA classes require a mix of day and evening classes, regardless of the degree program with which it is paired. Primary Class Availability 6 Day Evening Evening Day Flexibility to Work During Program Minimal Admissions Contact Aislynn Schultz Kristal Kareh Melissa Hall Steve Carwile
4 MHA CORE COURSES MBA CORE COURSES Social and Behavioral Science Courses MHA Health Systems and Delivery: Choose one option (3 hours total) MGT 6050 Laying the Foundations of Teamwork 1.5 Fall, Week Zero FINAN 6020* Financial Management 3 Spring ECON 6190 Health Economics 3 FP MD 6600 Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health Fall, Spring, Summer 3 Fall, Spring PADMN 6321 Health Policy 3 Spring Administration and Management Courses MHA 6550/ MKTG 6550 MHA 6551/ MKTG 6551 MHA 6552/ MKTG 6552 Marketing for Health Professionals 3 Fall Environment of Healthcare I: Hospital Industry NOTE: Required during 1st year of program. Environment of Healthcare II: Leadership Principles and Practices; NOTE: Required during final year of program. 1.5 Spring 1.5 Spring H EDU 6790 Health Services Administration 3 FP MD 6400 Public Health Administration and Policy 3 Fall MHA Law Requirement: Choose one option (3 hours total) Fall, Spring, Summer LAW 7360 Health Law 3 Spring MGT 6310 Business Law 3 Spring, Summer PADMN 6210 Public Administration and Law 3 Summer, Fall MHA Ethics Requirement: Choose one option (3 hours total) MGT 6540 Ethics of Management 1.5 Spring ACCTG 6000* Financial Accounting 3 Fall FINAN 6025 Managerial Economics 3 Fall MBA 6000 Career Strategies 1 Fall MGT 6051* Managing and Leading in Organizations 3 Fall MKTG 6090 Marketing Management 3 Fall OIS 6040* Data Analysis and Decision Making I 1.5 Fall OIS 6060* Operations Management I 1.5 Fall ACCTG 6001* Managerial Accounting 1.5 Spring IS 6010 Information Technology for Organizational Competitiveness 1.5 Spring MGT 6054 Management Communication 3 Spring OIS 6061* Operations Management II 1.5 Spring STRAT 6071 Competitive Strategy 3 Spring MBA 6001 Career Perspectives 1 Fall, Spring MBA 6002 Market Readiness 1 Fall, Spring MBA 6800 Integrative Experience 5 Fall, Spring MHA 6553/ MKTG 6553 Environment of Healthcare III: Healthcare Financial Management NOTE: Required during final year of program. 1.5 Fall PADMN 6870 Public Administration and Ethics 3 Fall PHIL 6520 Advanced Bioethics 3 Spring PMBA CORE COURSES MHA 6900/ MKTG 6900 Healthcare Administration Internship NOTE: Must be approved in advance by program director. 3 Fall, Spring, Summer OIS 6420 Quality Management 3 Spring IS 6550 Healthcare Information Technology 1.5 Spring Choose one option: MGT 6154 Competitive Advantage through HR 1.5 Spring PADMN 6360 Public Human Resource Management 3 Spring MHA Statistics Requirement: Choose one option (1.5-3 hours total) OIS 6040 Data Analysis and Decision Making I 1.5 Fall FP MD 6100 Biostatistics 3 Fall MHA Program Evaluation Requirement: Choose one option (3 hours total) FP MD 6550 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Spring H EDU 6100 Program Evaluation 3 Fall PADMN 6563 Program and Policy Evaluation 3 Fall ACCTG 6000* Financial Accounting 3 Fall ACCTG 6001* Managerial Accounting 3 Fall FINAN 6022* Financial Management 3 Spring IS 6010 Information Technology for Organizational Competitiveness 1.5 Summer MGT 6050 Laying the Foundations of Teamwork 1.5 Fall MGT 6051* Managing and Leading in Organizations I 3 Fall MGT 6540* Ethics of Management 3 Spring FINAN 6025 Managerial Economics 3 Spring MGT 6051* Managing and Leading in Organizations II 1.5 Spring MGT 6052 Business Communication 1.5 Summer MGT 6071 Competitive Strategy 3 Spring MKTG 6090 Marketing Management 3 Fall OIS 6040* Data Analysis and Decision Making I 1.5 Fall OIS 6060* Operations Management 3 Summer MHA DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS MPA CORE COURSES MBA PMBA MPA MPH PADMN 6300 Administrative Theory 3 Fall PADMN 6380* Public Budgeting and Finance 3 Spring, Summer Credit Hours MHA Credit Hours Total Credit Hours if Degrees are Completed Separately Total Credit Hours if Degrees are Completed Simultaneously PADMN 6210* Public Administration and Law 3 Summer, Fall PADMN 6289 Research Design 3 Spring, Summer PADMN 6335 Governance and the Economy 3 Spring, Summer PADMN 6360* Human Resources Management 3 Fall, Spring PADMN 6550 Non-Profit/Non-Governmental Organizations 3 Fall, Spring PADMN 6870* Public Administration Seminar in Ethics 3 Summer, Fall PADMN 6890 Capstone in Public Administration 3 see schedule, Summer, Fall Note: These are minimum credit hour totals required for program completion. Students may graduate with more than the noted credits based on their class selections. Note: The PMBA program is scheduled in quarters. All other programs are scheduled in semesters. MEET THE MHA DIRECTOR MPH CORE COURSES FP MD* Biostatistics I 3 Fall FP MD 6500 Foundations of Public Health 3 Fall Debra Scammon, PhD Director, Master of Healthcare Administration Program Debra L. Scammon is the Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing and Director of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the David Eccles School of Business. Her primary research interest is in consumers ability to navigate the marketplace while making complex decisions. In the area of healthcare, this includes understanding how consumers make choices about treatments and preventive care, their engagement in decisions about their care, and their readiness for self-management. In AHRQ-funded projects, she is working with an interdisciplinary team studying the transformation of primary care delivery in the University s Community Clinics to a patient-centered model. The studies include a retrospective analysis of the change process as experienced by administrators, providers, staff, and patients and a prospective analysis of enhancements added to the care model, including MyChart, a patient portal, and new care team members such as care managers. Dr. Scammon has received multiple teaching and service awards and was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Marketing Association s Marketing and Society Special Interest Group. FP MD 6300 Epidemiology I 3 Fall, Spring FP MD 6311 Clinical Research Methods 3 Fall FP MD 6400* Public Health Administration and Policy 3 Spring FP MD 6550* Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Spring FP MD 6600* Social and Behavioral Context of Public Health 3 Fall, Spring FP MD 6700 Environmental Public Health 3 Spring *These courses are cross-counted toward the MHA program. Note: Course availability may change. Please see your program academic advisor to determine which classes are available.
5 MHA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS HIGHLIGHTED COURSES EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES The Environment of Healthcare The Environment of Healthcare course (MHA 6551/6552/6553) is considered to be the capstone of the MHA program and is the highlight of the curriculum for many students. MHA 6551 is taken during spring of the first year in the program. It focuses on the history, development, and functions of hospitals and clinics in the US healthcare system, and unique challenges and opportunities for each. MHA 6552 is taken during the last year of the program. This course focuses on strategic planning and leadership. A set of seven sessions on transformational leadership principles and practice gives students a glimpse at different leadership challenges they may face in their careers. Students will explore cases based on actual problems and issues and have the chance to discuss possible solutions while still in the safety of the classroom. MHA 6553 is taken during the fall semester of the last year in the program. This course focuses on healthcare financial management and builds upon the accounting and finance courses that students take during their first year in the program. This course draws upon the expertise of several healthcare financial executives as faculty including: Clay Ashdown, Assistant Vice President, Financial Planning & Capital Investment, Intermountain Healthcare Terry Collins, CFO, Aspen Valley Hospital Gordon Crabtree, CFO, University of Utah Healthcare Joe Mott, Vice President of Transformation, Intermountain Healthcare David Entwistle, CEO, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics The Environment of Healthcare course is co-taught by four University of Utah faculty members who are also healthcare industry leaders and executives: Joe Horton, MHA: Senior Vice President Hospital Operations Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare and Adjunct Professor of Management, David Eccles School of Business Edward McEachern, MD: COO Saint Alphonsus Health System; Director of Health Services Research, University of Utah Orthopedic Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine; and Adjunct Professor of Management, David Eccles School of Business FALL 2014 MHA CLASS PROFILE BREAKDOWN BY DUAL-DEGREE Scott Parker, MHA: President Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare and Adjunct Professor of Management, David Eccles School of Business; served as President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare for 23 years Debra Scammon, PhD: Director, MHA program, Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing, David Eccles School of Business; Adjunct Professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine A large part of the value from this course comes from the multidisciplinary approach to learning. In addition to the lectures, case discussions and assignments presented by the faculty, the course provides learning experiences through site visits and guest speakers. Previous guest speakers include: Joné Koford, President Emeritus Strategic Growth and Development, LifePoint Hospital Corp and Healthcare Advisor, Ennovative Performance Group, LLC Dan Lundergan, Executive Director, Support Services, University of Utah Healthcare Steve Young, Director, VA Hospital Salt Lake City Scott Barlow, CEO, Central Utah Clinic MBA/MHA Integrative Experience The MBA Integrative Experience class is a real-world application-oriented project that students complete in the second year of their Full-Time MBA program. Student teams act as consultants, providing services and expertise to local, regional and international businesses. As part of their field study, students can choose an MHA-specific project and enroll in a consulting bootcamp. Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Students interested in pursuing a more technical role within healthcare administration can couple their MHA degree with the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (GCIS). The GCIS requires 18 credits of IS or OIS coursework, and credits can be counted toward both the certificate and the MHA programs. MHA students can work with their advisor to complete the certificate credits. At the David Eccles School of Business, we believe that a great amount of learning occurs outside of the classroom. This hands-on participation is an integral part of the student experience. In addition to the knowledge and skills garnered through integrative experiences and internships, MHA students are also encouraged to get involved with the many extracurricular clubs and organizations the University of Utah offers to facilitate learning and networking within the healthcare administration field. Future Healthcare Leaders of America (FHLA) The FHLA student group is an active organization on campus available to MHA students, designed to provide specific exposure to careers in healthcare administration. FHLA provides out-of-classroom opportunities for students to enrich their understanding of healthcare through guest speakers, panel discussions and site visits to local healthcare organizations. Site visits include observation of an organization s operations and meetings with key administrators. The group also participates in a variety of community service events. Past projects have included volunteering at a charity fundraiser and as event staff for the University of Utah Healthcare Reform Symposium. The FHLA also sends a group of students to the national convention of the American College of Healthcare Executives each year, which offers lifelong networking opportunities for participants. American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Students in the MHA program are eligible for a student membership to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This is a professional organization that provides networking opportunities, access to job information, seminars on healthcare management issues and MHA COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD 2015 David Entwistle, Chairman of the Advisory Board & CEO, University of Utah Healthcare Dirk Anjewierden, Executive Director, Utah Health Care Association Scott Barlow, CEO, Central Utah Clinic Greg Bell, President and CEO, Utah Hospital Association Penny Brooke, Professor Emeritus, University of Utah College of Nursing Bob Cash, Operations Officer, Intermountain Medical Center Terry Collins, CFO, Aspen Valley Hospital Rand Kerr, CEO, Lakeview Hospital Ed Lamb, Western Region Vice President, IASIS access to professional publications including the Journal of Healthcare Management and Healthcare Executive Magazine. ACHE membership also allows students to attend the annual ACHE Congress, a four-day professional conference held each spring in Chicago. Bench-to-Bedside (B2B) Medical Device Competition The Bench-to-Bedside competition is an exciting program designed to introduce medical students, engineering students and business students to the fascinating world of medical device innovation. Student teams form into multidisciplinary start-up companies and are given the task of identifying an unmet clinical need. The teams use the next six months, a $500 development fund and an array of resources including over 100 University physicians to develop a medical device concept that addresses their identified need. The top teams are awarded more than $70,000 in prizes intended to provide initial funding to support project development. Games4Health Challenge Working at the intersection of interactive technologies, healthcare and business, Games4Health is a video game development competition. Business students, medical students and entertainment arts and engineering students collaborate and form teams to create video game technologies that are both entertaining and engaging, while also achieving some type of health benefit and improving a patient s quality of life. In addition to a working game or app, teams must create a business model for commercialization and develop a clinical trial to prove the effectiveness of their product. Winning teams receive a total of up to $50,000 in cash and prizes. Joné Koford, President Emeritus Strategic Growth and Development, LifePoint Hospital Corp & Healthcare Advisor, Ennovative Performance Group, LLC John C. Nelson, Senior Advisor & Chief Medical Officer, Leavitt Partners Ronald Weiss, M.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine Steve Young, Director, VA Salt Lake City Joseph Horton, Senior VP of Hospital operations Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare & Adjunct Professor of Management, DESB Scott Parker, President Emeritus, Intermountain Healthcare & Adjunct Professor of Management, DESB Entering Class Size 27 MHA EXECUTIVES IN RESIDENCE Average GMAT 537 Joseph R. Horton Joseph Horton joins the MHA program with extensive experience in healthcare administration, including nearly 30 years with Intermountain Healthcare. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Primary Children s Medical Center for 22 years before being named Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations for Intermountain Healthcare and taking responsibility of 23 hospitals. Joseph joined the David Eccles School of Business as an adjunct professor in 2012 and teaches leadership and ethics. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and his Master of Hospital Administration from the University of Minnesota. Scott S. Parker Scott Parker joined the University of Utah after spending more than 35 years in healthcare administration. Scott was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Intermountain Healthcare and served as president and CEO for 23 years. Prior to his role as CEO, he spent 13 years as a hospital administrator in Minnesota, Arizona and California. Scott joined the MHA program as an adjunct professor of management in He holds a bachelor degree in marketing from the University of Utah and a Master of Hospital Administration degree from the University of Minnesota. Average GPA 3.43 Average Work Experience Gender 36% F 34 months Admit Rate 62% 64% M MBA/MHA 46% PMBA/MHA 22% MPA/MHA 18% MPH/MHA 14%
6 APPLYING FOR THE PROGRAM MHA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS MHA HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT 1. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ONLINE APPLICATION David Eccles School of Business online application Find our online application at We recommend submitting this application at least two weeks prior to program deadlines. Fee for domestic applicants: $55 Fee for international applicants: $65 Applications for spring submitted after November 1st and applications for fall submitted after April 1st will incur an additional $30 fee. 2. GMAT OR GRE TEST SCORE An official GMAT or GRE test score is required for all graduate programs. On average, it takes 2-4 weeks for us to receive official GMAT or GRE scores. You are welcome to submit unofficial scores via , but applications will not be formally reviewed without official scores. GMAT / GRE Minimums There are no GMAT or GRE minimum scores for application to our graduate programs. Applicants are encouraged to meet overall graduate program GMAT averages, but all application materials are evaluated to determine the strength of the application. 3. TRANSCRIPTS / GPA Transcripts The online application will require you to: 1. List all colleges and universities you have attended, including the University of Utah, regardless of length of attendance. 2. Upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts from each institution, including the University of Utah. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted separately notation of accepted transfer credit does not QUANTITATIVE PREPAREDNESS Competitive applicants to the MHA program will demonstrate sufficient quantitative horsepower to show they are ready to successfully navigate the program curriculum. One of the ways we assess this horsepower is by utilizing the quantitative percentile achieved on the GMAT or GRE exams. Quantitative Percentile 50+ For applicants applying with at least a 50th percentile on these exams, no additional materials are required. Quantitative Percentile For applicants applying with a quantitative percentile between 25 and 49, we recommend providing supplementary documentation showing your quantitative proficiency. This should be done by completing the online quantitative refresher course MBA Math and passing all quizzes with at least an 80% score. Applicants can sign-up for MBA Math according to the information below and should a copy of results to replace the need for an unofficial transcript from the institution where coursework was taken. 3. Upon admission, you will be asked to submit official transcripts to the University of Utah Graduate School for verification. Official transcripts from the University of Utah will not be needed at this stage of the process. GPA A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is not at least 3.0, we can consider the GPA from your last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework or other degree earned. 4. TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION 5. ESSAYS 6. RESUME 7. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY (International Applicants Only) International applicants must receive a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL ibt, a minimum of 600 on the TOEFL pbt or a minimum of 7.0 on the IELTS exam as proof of English language proficiency. 8. INTERVIEWS Admission interviews are by invitation only, based on the admissions committee s initial review of your application. Interview invitations are sent periodically throughout the application review process. Candidates chosen to interview will receive an with instructions on how to schedule an interview. Interviews may take place at the University of Utah campus or by Skype or phone. be included in your application. While this step is recommended to submit a competitive application, it is not required. We recommend that you let our admissions team know in advance if you are planning on submitting MBA Math to strengthen your application. Quantitative Percentile under 25 For applicants applying with a quantitative percentile of less than 25, completion of MBA Math as part of your application is required. A score of at least 80% on all quizzes is expected to fulfill this requirement. Applicants can sign-up for MBA Math according to the information below and should results to when completed. Files will not be reviewed for these applicants without this supplementary material. MBA Math submissions must be received by application deadlines. To access MBA Math at a reduced price of $85, register at and use code UTAHMY14H3 A career in healthcare administration requires caring, dedicated individuals who have a passion for improving the human condition. We have found that one of the most critical components of a competitive MHA application is an indication of an individual s understanding of and demonstrated commitment to the field of healthcare administration. We assess these factors via an individual s prior exposure to the healthcare environment. As such, the MHA program requires a minimum level of healthcare administration experience to be admitted into the program. This requirement can be fulfilled through a combination of work and volunteer experience. The following are minimums for satisfying this requirement: 1. PAID EXPERIENCE applicants can satisfy this requirement with at least one year of paid work experience in healthcare administration. Those working in a clinical role will qualify if their roles are/were supervisory or included team or project management. Those working in a part-time position may qualify if the role includes supervisory and operational responsibilities. OR 2. VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE applicants can qualify for this requirement with at least one year of healthcare administration related volunteer experience. The experience should be such that the responsibilities and deliverables of the position are similar to those of an employee and thus prepare individuals APPLICATION DEADLINES FULL-TIME MBA One joint application for Full-Time MBA/MHA Fall 2015 Deadlines PMBA All deadlines are at 11:59pm MST. Separate applications for PMBA and MHA programs Deadlines Spring 2015: Applications accepted through December 31, 2014 Fall 2015: Applications accepted through August 15, 2015 MPA Separate applications for MPA and MHA programs Deadlines Fall 2015: Applications accepted through February 1, 2015 for a career in healthcare administration. Volunteer positions must include meaningful assignments with measureable results; working alongside those in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Volunteers should have regular access to managers and opportunities to attend meetings, conferences or other similar events. Examples of volunteer positions not qualifying include: answering phones at an information desk, delivering items to patient rooms, custodial, receptionist, emergency room attendant Examples of volunteer positions that would likely qualify : EMT, conducting patient satisfaction surveys, leading benchmarking projects, steering committee role for healthcare related fundraising event 3. EXCEPTION REVIEW applicants not meeting the criteria mentioned above but with unique experiences that may still meet the program s overall healthcare experience requirements, may submit a request for an exception review for consideration by program management. Exception petitions must include a current resume and brief statement (250 words) explaining their unique situation. This should be sent to and should include MHA Experience Requirement Exception in the subject line. Exception reviews must be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to application deadline. ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3 ROUND 4 International Deadline Application Deadline November 1, 2014 January 5, 2015 March 1, 2015 May 1, 2015 Interview Invitations Sent By November 7, 2014 January 10, 2015 March 5, 2015 May 5, 2015 Interview Period Nov Dec. 5, 2014 Jan Feb. 13, 2015 March 12 - April 10, 2015 May 11 - May 29, 2015 Decision Notification January 5, 2015 March 1, 2015 April 30, 2015 June 10, 2015 Seat Fee and Tuition Deposit Due (non-refundable) March 5, 2015 April 1, 2015 May 21, 2015 June 20, 2015 MHA MPH Separate applications for MPH and MHA programs Deadlines Spring 2015: Applications accepted through October 1, 2014 Fall 2015: Applications accepted through February 1, 2015 Rolling Admissions Deadlines - non-full-time MBA/MHA applicants Spring 2015: Applications accepted through December 7, 2014 Fall 2015: Applications accepted through July 28, 2015 Current students in the Full-Time MBA, PMBA, MPA or MPH degrees can also apply for admission to the MHA program in summer semester. Please contact for more information. Admissions decisions are separate for each program, and two separate degrees are awarded upon completion of the dual-degrees.
7 WE'RE MOVING IN AND MOVING UP As students move into our new $72 million business building, our MBA / MHA program moves up in rankings and prestige. ü 100% Employment MHA graduates have achieved 100% employment for three consecutive semesters ü ü First CAHME accredited MHA program in Utah The David Eccles School of Business MHA was the first MHA program in Utah to receive accreditation from CAHME. LAUNCH of UMentor Healthcare Leadership program In 2015, first and second year MHA students have the opportunity to form a lasting partnership with an executive level mentor in the healthcare industry. THE SPENCER FOX ECCLES BUSINESS BUILDING High performance and sustainable 70% of the building is dedicated to student activities 3 separate outdoor pavilions, including a terraced amphitheater in conjunction with the C. Roland Christensen Center and the Business Classroom Building /10/14 MHA PROGRAM / / /
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