Master of Health Administration Program achieves both AACSB and CAHME accreditation

Master of Health Administration Program achieves both AACSB and CAHME accreditation

By Marlen Lebish

Master of Health Administration Program achieves both AACSB and CAHME accreditation

By Marlen Lebish
Miami Herbert Business School program receives unique dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
“We have joined the ranks of only a handful of business school-based MHA programs that have achieved dual accreditation,” said Michael T. French, professor and department chair, Health Management and Policy, and the MHA’s Academic Director. “This accomplishment speaks to the quality of our MHA program and its value to students who seek fundamental business skills to jumpstart or grow their career across health systems, physician groups, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, not-for-profit institutions, and other health care organizations.”

Karoline Mortensen, the founding director of the MHA program and an associate professor in the Health Management and Policy Department, said Miami Herbert’s MHA program stands out for several reasons: “CAHME accreditation, a business-school based curriculum, passionate faculty, and the opportunity for students to graduate with a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma are highlights that distinguish our MHA program from others.”

The 12- to 18-month 40-credit MHA program is designed for recent graduates and early-career professionals from a variety of disciplines. MHA students acquire key skill sets in areas ranging from finance to human resources, while gaining first-hand experience with daily operations and process improvement. Program faculty are excellent mentors, frequent contributors to peer-reviewed professional journals, media outlets, and numerous conferences, and bring their cutting-edge research findings into the classroom.

MHA faculty are also part of Miami Herbert’s Health Care Executive MBA program (HEMBA) – ranked the No. 1 Executive MBA in Health Care in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The 21-month program, designed for health care leaders, clinicians, and other health care professionals, is also among a handful of U.S. business school-based health management programs accredited by both the AACSB and CAHME. Moreover, is part of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM), a select group of global business school-based programs that have met strict quality criteria.

Both the MHA and HEMBA programs are guided by an advisory council made up of 25 regional, national, and global health care leaders representing a broad spectrum of the health care industry.