STRAYER MHSA: LEAD THE HEALTH CARE REVOLUTION.

Now is the time to lead in health care. An aging population, expanded access to health care and a renewed focus on preventative care are all helping to make this one of the fastest growing industries and the largest provider of jobs in the United States. Strayer’s health services administration degree develops your managerial, technical and communication skills so that you can be part of the next wave of health care visionaries.

This is more than just an advanced health care degree. A Strayer health services master’s degree gives you advanced knowledge and fundamental skills in information technology, accounting, management, ethics and human resources to make you a well-rounded candidate in this dynamic field.

Flexible

Take your courses online, on campus or both. Learn more about studying online and at a college campus near you.

Respected

Strayer University is Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and organizations such as Grady Health Systems and the Department of Health and Human Services turn to us to help train their employees

Practical

Our degrees can help the lay the foundation for your continued education.

Customized

Learn online or on campus at one of 79 college campus locations—or design a blended learning program. 

Health services administration graduates can move on to biotech firms, government health organizations and pharmaceutical companies that are charting the future of human health and bringing cutting-edge technology to the treatment and eradication of disease.

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Develop effective strategic and marketing plans to position the organization for success

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A Degree with a Difference

Nearly 87% of Strayer master’s degree recipients responding to our survey said their degree had an impact on them meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013 

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Information for Tennessee Online Students

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Choose a Concentration to Customize Your Degree.

Key Courses in Your Major.

HSA 501-Management in Health Care

This course focuses on management practices in health care organizations by addressing concepts that are consistent across organization types such as: organization design, effective communication, power and politics, and establishing strategic alliances. Key concepts include exploring the challenges associated with delivering value in health care systems. 

HSA 505-Health Services Strategic Marketing

Examines the principles and concepts of marketing as they apply to health care organizations. Discuss the nature of marketing strategy, the environment in which marketing operates, the consumer decision-making process, market research, the market mix (product, price, place and promotion) and monitoring and controlling the marketing process.

HSA 510-Health Economics

Prerequisite: ECO 550

Provides a complete understanding of health economics by applying fundamental microeconomic concepts to the analysis of the healthcare market and the study of the organization and delivery of medical care services. Topics of study include an analysis of the demand of health care and health insurance, the supply of medical care by physicians and health care organizations and the rationale for government intervention in the medical market.

HSA 515-Health Care Policy, Law and Ethics

Survey the legal environment of the health services industry from a policy perspective, with emphasis on the tensions and trade-­offs between quality and cost. Use case law, statutory and regulatory analysis, and trends in health services delivery law to understand the legal relationships among physicians, personnel, patients and health care institutions. Topics include access to health care, antitrust law, personnel licensure and institutional accreditation, malpractice, professional and institutional liability, cost containment regulation, and cost controls in government programs. Discuss the philosophical and

managerial implications of ethical issues including professional codes, resource allocation and decisions concerning impaired professionals, end-­of-­life decisions, experimentation and biotechnology.

HSA 520-Health Information Systems

Provides an overview of modern information technologies for locating health statistics and covers basic concepts of data quality and presentation. Familiarizes students with the scope and range of data systems and explores important health indicators with emphasis on decision-making needs. Will also explore the collection, analysis and reporting of data.

HSA 525-Health Financial Management

Get a background in the theory, tools and practical experience of health care financial management. Examines payment sources and reimbursement arrangements; the public and private financing of health care service organizations from both a theoretical and practical perspective; and emerging trends in the health care industry that affect financial decision-making. Topics include capital and debt financing, capital structure, financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation and financial analysis of the industry. Review case studies for the opportunity to analyze a working health care organization.

HSA 530-Health Services Human Resource Management

Explore the management of human resources, with particular focus on health care services environments. Understand the key concepts, principles and practices of human resource management. Topics include recruitment; selection and retention practices; performance evaluation; employee training and development; compensation and benefits issues; promotion; job design and analysis; legal issues affecting the health care workplace; management/labor relations; and workplace safety within contemporary health care services organizations. Address trends in human resource management in health care.

HSA 599-Health Services Administration Capstone

Examine the strategic management process and implementation of successful strategies in health care organizations. Exercise your analytic, integrative and decision-making skills through case analysis and decision making. A grade of B or higher is required.

MAT 543-Quantitative Methods for Health Services

Designed to develop and strengthen quantitative skills in order to be applied in healthcare management. Key concepts covered in the course help to increase student’s ability to solve fiscal matters, develop strategic solutions, and increase efficiency across the board within health services organizations.

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