An MBA is less focused on health care and usually involves a Master in Business Administration curriculum with only a couple of health care courses added. You might take some courses in an MBA program that may not be that relevant in the health care industry, but rather general business courses.
Our MHA is a master’s degree in the business of health care — every course, even the business courses like management, accounting, or financial analysis. Health care is integrated into every course, not just a couple of courses tacked onto the curriculum. Health care is not just a business; it’s much more. It’s a combination of private and public systems. Our curriculum has a big emphasis on health care policy. That means we recognize the important role of government in our health care system, not only as insurer, but in relation to regulation of the entire health care system.