Competency Model

The mastery of program competencies occurs throughout the program as students are given ample opportunity to grow in all 7-competency areas. These competencies increase in expected target level throughout the program, moving from a basic level or attainment to a more advanced level of attainment.

Master of Healthcare Administration Competencies

Caring

Graduates of the MHA program will create an environment where the team can thrive and be aware of the emotional and spiritual needs of each team member. They will respond to situations and opportunities in the context of healthcare as a ministry. Graduates will work effectively and cooperatively with peers, partners, and others to positively impact mission and business performance.

Communication

Graduates of the MHA program will effectively convey information and ideas clearly and concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging and culturally sensitive manner that helps them understand and retain the message; simplify and cascade messages effectively in complex environments to ensure understanding and aligned behavior; listen actively to others.

Critical Thinking

Graduates of the MHA program will be taught critical thinking skills for use in practicing healthcare as a ministry. Students will use these critical thinking skills when considering clinical and financial data, resources, market drivers and organizational values. Students will learn to analyze and problem solve across all health services for the purpose of translating strategic priorities into operational realities.

Ethical/Moral

Graduates of the MHA program will be taught ethical principles and how to apply those principles to real world situations. Graduates will understand the healing values of Christ, aligning these principles with their own, as a guide for ethical decision making.

Professional Expertise

Graduates of the MHA program will demonstrate professional expertise by exhibiting proficiencies within the context of healthcare as a ministry. Graduates will learn to understand and energize key stakeholders in both formal and informal decision-making processes. Graduates will be taught to plan, execute, and oversee large projects and all management aspects that accompany such projects, including talent acquisition and development, process management, organizational design, and strategic orientation.

Service to the Community

Graduates of the MHA program will learn to align personal and organizational priorities with the needs of the community. Students will have an opportunity to craft and implement service practices that meet community needs and help to achieve a broader healthcare agenda.

Lifelong Learning

Graduates of the MHA program will be taught to pursue excellence and the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and professional expertise as it relates to healthcare as a ministry. Students will learn to develop their unique talents and abilities and align themselves with mentors and key organizational/industry partners to continue growing in their personal and professional leadership arenas.