UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. It is ideal for those currently in the workforce as the courses are offered in the evenings. Built upon a foundation of 24 competencies critical to the managerial success of healthcare administration professionals, the Master of Health Administration degree will provide students with a health systems perspective built upon an understanding of health and disease, as well as the economic and social factors that influence the industry.
Courses focus on and integrate managerial responsibilities, functions, and roles related to human resources management, budgeting and financial decision making, legal and ethical issues, quality and continuous improvement, information management, marketing, health policy and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry. In addition, students are provided a wide range of opportunities to gain real world healthcare experience.
Why Pursue a career in healthcare management?
Do you want to make a difference? Do you care about people? Do you want flexibility and good earning potential in your career? Are you up to a life long challenge? Then a career in Healthcare Management is the choice for you. Here are the facts!
-Excellent earning potential – Salaries range from $79,750 to greater than $123,500 annually with the median salary in San Antonio, TX being $99,112 (as of September 2014). The median total compensation (includes benefits) is $136,213.
-Rapid healthcare employment growth with Texas being third highest in the nation for employment in this industry.
-Make a difference and improve the lives of hundreds, even thousands of people everyday. Healthcare executives care deeply about the people they work with and serve.
-Career Opportunities - Rapid employment growth is projected for the medical and health services management field according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor. More significantly, the number of medical and healthservices management positions in this country is reported to be 315,500 (in 2012) and is expected to grow by 23% from 2012 to 2022. Job opportunities are expected to be particularly good in the offices of health practitioners, in general medical and surgical hospitals, in home health care services, and in outpatient care centers. Individuals with work experience in health care and strong business and management skills likely will have the best opportunities. A master's degree is the standard credential for most positions.
-Career flexibility with a variety of health settings in which to work, such as: Ambulatory care facilities; Federal agencies; Health insurance companies; Home health agencies; Hospices; Hospital and health systems; Integrated delivery systems; Long-term care facilities; Management consulting; Managed care organizations; Medical group practices; Mental health organizations; Pharmaceutical companies; Public health departments
Graduate Degree Overview
At a private university nestled in the heart of the 7th largest city in the United States, San Antonio, the H-E-B School of Business and Administration offers a unique atmosphere where regional charm meets a cosmopolitan culture. Students can expect a practical education that emphasizes a global reach with respect to international and cultural understanding. The HEBSBA offers high-quality graduate programs steeped in the UIW traditions of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.
The H-E-B School of Business and Administration seeks to provide a learning experience that will maintain its value long after our students have graduated. The school is comprised of 4 graduate programs that are accredited by the ACBSP and an additional graduate program accredited by the CAHME. This gives our students confidence they will graduate from a top quality institution that prepares them to compete and succeed.