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What Makes the MHA Program from LSUS Unique?

Newsroom | From the Faculty April 8, 2022
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Why Choose the Online MHA Program From LSU Shreveport?

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS) is an accredited, flexible, accelerated, affordable, online program. This particular degree is ideal for experienced working professionals and those just starting their healthcare administration journey. A mix of ten asynchronous courses provides students the flexibility to complete their MHA as quickly as twelve months. Courses cover key aspects of health administration that middle and upper managers need to succeed in an ever-changing environment.

How Does LSUS’s MHA Program Work?

The LSUS MHA program is accredited by AACSB International, the leading accreditation agency for business schools in the United States. Only five percent of all business schools worldwide meet the AACSB International's demanding standards, and LSUS is one of them. Our MHA program is also continuously ranked as one of the nation’s top MHA programs.

What are Classes Like?

Students in LSUS's MHA program will be educated in a range of subjects, including the following: human resources, managerial accounting/finance, healthcare policy and law, strategic management, and marketing. The curriculum also covers other subjects necessary for a health services administrator to navigate the healthcare field successfully. LSUS's MHA program is delivered in a flexible, online format ideal for students with busy work schedules and families.

What is the Faculty Like?

The faculty members of the MHA program are a mix of respected, published academics and established practitioners. Students will gain insights not only from the faculty members but also from peers within the program. Our students and alumni include executives of large healthcare systems, administrators, nurses, laboratory scientists, solo-practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, doctors, lawyers, and consultants. The wide swath of students and their experiences only enrich the learning environment at LSUS. Our cooperative and interactive learning environment will strengthen students’ skills as health services leaders.

Career Opportunities for MHA Graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the market for medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32% from 2020 to 2030. This predicted growth is much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, the average national salary for an individual with an MHA is $115,160.

Whether you are an experienced healthcare administrator or just starting your journey, the LSUS MHA program will help prepare you for a successful and long career in healthcare. After completing the LSUS MHA program, you will have the skills and knowledge to become a healthcare leader in your organization. Our degree provides a highly specialized training program that will advance your career, no matter where you may be.

Justin Lord, Ph.D., CMA, FHFMA

Assistant Professor
Director of Master of Health Administration
LSU Shreveport College of Business

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