MBA vs. MHA vs. MPA in Health Care systems

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Hadashi no Gen, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    Any advice for someone hoping to change from the clinical to administrative side of healthcare in the future?

    There are MBAs with a focus on Health Care, MHAs, MPAs with a focus in Health Care Admin, and others... all administrative and related to managing in health systems in some way. What are the strengths and weaknesses of these degrees related to working in the health care field?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I have seen people in administration with all of them. Many I have seen that have a clinical background go for the MBA.
     
  3. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    This is a great topic.

    I currently find myself in the same situation. I am actually looking for an MBA with a concentration in healthcare (best of both worlds IMO) so if anyone can point me in the right direction I'm all ears. My hospital hosts MBA's, MPH's, and MHS's; although MBA's seem to be the most prevalent at my facility. MHS is a relatively new major, so I only know one person with one; and he is actually the current administrative fellow so I wouldn't write that one off.
     
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