Part-Time MHA Program

The Part-Time Management Program (PTM) is a 28-month evening program geared toward candidates who are working and have at least one year of experience in a health-related industry. Courses integrate professional experience into the classroom. This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for advancement in health-services management and planning.

Classes typically meet 2 nights per week between 5:30 and 8:20. During some semesters students will take classes that meet 3 evenings per week. Additionally, some electives may be offered on weekends, and there is a culminating weekend HealthSquare Simulation experience occurs in the final summer of the program. The cohort based model leads to enriching classroom discussions and provides for an in-depth understanding of the interconnectedness of the healthcare profession. Students are immediately able to apply their coursework to their professions, advance their career, and creat tangible value for their employers.

The PTM accept rate for 2013-14 was 67%. The application deadline for this program is April 15.

Student Profiles

Carolyn Halik Julie Jenson
Alexander Niyazov Nana Uemura

Carolyn Halik

Carolyn Halik completed her undergraduate education in Economics & Sociology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2003. After graduation she joined Stockamp & Associates, a healthcare consulting firm. Her first project was based in New York working for Continuum Health Partners. Carolyn went on to work at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Long Island Jewish and Lutheran Medical Center, doing work to improve Front-End Registration processes and well as Accounts Receivable Management. After four years in consulting, she joined New York-Presbyterian to work for a newly formed Patient Access Department, focused on creating consistent and patient-friendly scheduling and registration. She had a fellowship working as a Manager of Special Projects in the Office of the Executive VP at NewYork-Presbyterian. When the fellowship was completed in 2010, Carolyn joined the Finance team at NewYork- Presbyterian, doing an array of Special Projects for the Senior VP of Finance in the areas of Revenue Cycle, Finance, and Strategic Sourcing.

Julie Jenson

Julie Jenson is the Director of Supply Chain for Pfizer Corporate Responsibility and is currently based out of New York headquarters.  She is responsible for managing product supply for Pfizer’s social investment and emergency relief donation programs.  During her 10 years at Pfizer, Julie has had experience in supply and demand planning, project management, logistics, forecasting and contract manufacturing.  She began her Pfizer career at a pharmaceutical production facility in Michigan and has had assignments in Indiana, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Indonesia, and has worked extensively with partners in India.  Before Pfizer, Julie spent a year as a consultant with Deloitte and Touche Management Solutions.  Julie holds a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

Alexander Niyazov

Alexander Niyazov holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. His past job experiences include consulting for different pharmaceutical companies in the Health Economics & Outcomes Research Department, working as a pediatric oncology pharmacist in New York Presbyterian Hospital, as well as being a pharmacology adjunct professor. Alexander is currently the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, where he oversees a staff of 50 employees including pharmacists, pharmacy residents and clinical pharmacists. Additionally, Alexander is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Long Island University. His academic responsibilities include serving as a preceptor to pharmacy students fulfilling their institutional and administrative rotations. Alexander is pursuing an MPH degree in order to advance his career and attain a senior management position within the healthcare system.

Nana Uemura

Nana Uemura is currently the Program Manager/Senior Administrator at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health. She is responsible for grant reporting, private fund raising, communications, and general office operations. Prior to her employment at the Center, she worked for over 4 years at a settlement house in the South Bronx, first working to help implement Back-to-Work, a NYC HRA funded workforce development program to facilitate employment for public assistance recipients, then moving on to work in the executive office to spearhead the agency’s name change and re-branding initiative. Her other past experiences include working as an interpreter, program developer, and English instructor at a Japanese NGO. Nana has a degree in Social Administration from the Columbia University School of Social Work, and a Bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies and Sociology from Oberlin College.

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The Faculty

The Curriculum

Semester    Course Title Credits
Fall 2012 Finance 1 3
Managerial and Organizational Behavior 3
Spring 2013 Finance 2 3
Health Policy & Management 3
Summer 2013 Strategic Management 3
Health Information Technology 1.5
Healthcare Marketing Strategy 1.5
Fall 2013 Electives** 3
Biostatistics 3
Spring 2014 Healthcare Economics 3
Governance, Law & Ethics 1.5
Environmental Health Sciences 1.5
Sociomedical Sciences 1.5
Summer 2014 Analytic Methods 3
Quality of Care 1.5
Human Resources Management 1.5
Fall 2014 Epidemiology 3
Electives** 3
Competitive Health Strategy/Hospital Simulation 1.5

**Students are welcome to take the 1.5 credit elective in the fall or spring. 1.5 of the 6 credit electives should be policy related.

How the Full-Time and Executive Management Programs differ from the PTM program

Spring 2015 Information Session

Monday, February 9, 6pm
722 West 168th Street
Allan Rosenfield Building
Hess Commons


Part-Time Program

Full-Time Program

Executive Program

Length of program

28 months

2 years

24 months

Required experience

At least 1 year of relevant experience in a health-related industry

Undergrad degree

At least 5 years of relevant experience in a health-related industry

Times of classes

2-3 evenings per week

Day and evening classes

Thursday-Sunday one weekend a month

Average size of incoming class

30 Students

40 Students

35 Students

Average number of classes per semester

2 classes

5 classes

3 classes