Our health care system is undergoing profound change unlike any experienced before. Access, quality, and cost of health care are critical issues that affect all citizens, residents, and communities.
Health care and the health care industry – which account for more than 17 percent of the entire U.S. economy – involve complex and fast-moving developments in technology, economics, ethics, finance, policy, and management. Visionary and effective leadership is needed to improve management structures in a highly competitive, market-driven environment.
Tomorrow’s health care leaders must address such pressing issues as:
As the delivery system changes, career opportunities abound. The field needs leaders and managers – in hospitals, health plans, medical practices, health-related enterprises, and community health organizations – who have the passion, knowledge, and skills to shape the future of health care.
The USC Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has been training leaders in health management and policy for more than 35 years. Features of the USC MHA include:
The U.S. and California health care systems evolve constantly to better meet the needs of society, even when faced with significant budget constraints. Our program prepares health care administrators to lead their organizations by adopting innovative solutions based on evidence.
Dr. Mike Nichol
Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs