The Full-Time Management MHA program (FTM) is a highly structured two-year program that provides students with an interdisciplinary education across management, organizational leadership, healthcare policy, and health systems. FTM graduates are prepared for entry and mid-level managerial roles in healthcare and obtain the foundation necessary to become senior executives.
In addition to coursework, the FTM program has several unique components, including a required professional development curriculum that allows students to develop and hone their interpersonal skills, communication strategies, and career goals. In the Consulting Workshop course, students build skills in strategic thinking, teamwork, and effective communication while tackling a healthcare management challenge. Under the guidance of a faculty member, students collaborate as a team of consultants to develop a solution and present it to their client. Students also participate in a summer practicum designed to provide valuable fieldwork experience.
FTM students typically take five classes per week. Electives are offered throughout students’ second year, and a culminating weekend Health System Simulation experience occurs in the final semester.