MBA or MHA


Nancy 33

I have read though a lot of the posts here, but I can't find much discussion about MHA programs. I work in administration in a neighborhood health clinic, and I want to advance my career, and potentially break into a larger health org or insurance company.

Can anybody offer any advice on whether an MBA or an MHA would be a better degree option for my goals?

I saw that schools like Ohio State and Georgia State offer dual degree program options, but they tend to be more time than I'd like to invest.

I have read though a lot of the posts here, but I can't find much discussion about MHA programs. I work in administration in a neighborhood health clinic, and I want to advance my career, and potentially break into a larger health org or insurance company.

Can anybody offer any advice on whether an MBA or an MHA would be a better degree option for my goals?

I saw that schools like Ohio State and Georgia State offer dual degree program options, but they tend to be more time than I'd like to invest.
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ralph

It would depend on your specific goals within the industry. If you are looking at more general functional roles, such as in the financial or accounting departments within hospitals for instance, then I think an MBA would be more appropriate. For anything more industry-specific, or roles that touch on clinical work, an MHA would probably be better.

A middle path might be an MBA with a concentration in healthcare. This option would also keep your options open over the long-term. If you are looking at US schools, maybe George Washington, Duke Fuqua and WUSTL - Olin may be good places to start. There's this list as well:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-healthcare-pharmaceuticals-biotechnology

It would depend on your specific goals within the industry. If you are looking at more general functional roles, such as in the financial or accounting departments within hospitals for instance, then I think an MBA would be more appropriate. For anything more industry-specific, or roles that touch on clinical work, an MHA would probably be better.

A middle path might be an MBA with a concentration in healthcare. This option would also keep your options open over the long-term. If you are looking at US schools, maybe George Washington, Duke Fuqua and WUSTL - Olin may be good places to start. There's this list as well:

http://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-a-career-in-healthcare-pharmaceuticals-biotechnology
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Nancy 33

I'm actually a bit undecided about the kind or role I would eventually like to have. I suppose that right now, I would like to target the more general management-type roles in HMOs or hospitals for instance, but I am open to other paths as well.

I have a lot to consider, but thanks for the suggestion about concentrations in healthcare. These are interesting.

I'm actually a bit undecided about the kind or role I would eventually like to have. I suppose that right now, I would like to target the more general management-type roles in HMOs or hospitals for instance, but I am open to other paths as well.

I have a lot to consider, but thanks for the suggestion about concentrations in healthcare. These are interesting.
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After clearing the entrance exam and a round of group discussion, MBA aspirants need to clear the final hurdle i.e. Personal Interview. There are no shortcuts to passing the same without extensive preparations. However, there are some tips and tricks that you need to bear in mind while setting out to impress the interview board and ensuring a seat at the top 10 mba colleges in india.

[quote] After clearing the entrance exam and a round of group discussion, MBA aspirants need to clear the final hurdle i.e. Personal Interview. There are no shortcuts to passing the same without extensive preparations. However, there are some tips and tricks that you need to bear in mind while setting out to impress the interview board and ensuring a seat at the top 10 mba colleges in india.
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