Curriculum & Course Descriptions

Depending upon the program of study, students will be enrolled in two or three online courses each semester. Most courses are offered in a blended format, meaning they are online and include a long weekend where they meet face to face on campus. Full-time students will take three courses and part-time students will take two courses each semester. The on-campus sessions are generally offered in June, September, and January of each academic year. Each course offered in the blended format meets for 16 hours over the four-day period. Both full- and part-time incoming students in the executive program begin in the summer semester.

Course Descriptions

Full course descriptions can be found in the MUSC Bulletin. All courses for the MHA program are indicated with the prefix "HAP."

MHA - Executive Full Time Curriculum

Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Summer HAP-726  Health Care Accounting 3
    HAP-721 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    HAP-737 Organization Theory and 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Fall HAP-725 Statistical Analysis in Health 3
    HAP-738 Management and Health 3
    HAP-729 Financial Mgmt for Hc Organiza 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Spring HAP-744 Decision Analytics 3
    HAP-735 Health Law and Risk Management 3
    HAP-705 Health Economics 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Summer HAP-620 Healthcare Reimbursement Syste 3
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
    HAP-730 Healthcare Project Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Fall HAP-753 Seminar in Ethical Leadership 3
    HAP-704 Health Policy 3
    HAP-740 Human Resource Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Spring ELEC* 1 Elective is required 3
    HAP-722 Health Behavior and Epidemiology 3
    HAP-746  Strategic Mgmt & Mkt  3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours 54

MHA - Executive Part Time Curriculum

Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Summer HAP-721 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    HAP-737 Organization Theory and 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Fall HAP-725 Statistical Analysis in Health 3
    HAP-740 Human Resource Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring HAP-744 Decision Analytics 3
    HAP-735 Health Law and Risk Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Summer HAP-726 Health Care Accounting 3
    HAP-730 Healthcare Project Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Fall HAP-738 Management and Health 3
    HAP-729 Financial Mgmt for Hc Organiza 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring ELEC* 1 Elective is required 3
    HAP-705 Health Economics 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Summer HAP-620 Healthcare Reimbursement Syste 3
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Fall HAP-753  Seminar in Ethical Leadership 3
    HAP-704 Health Policy 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Spring HAP-722 Health Behavior and Epidemiology 3
    HAP-746  Strategic Mgmt & Mkt   3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
      Total Credit Hours 54

MHA - Executive Hybrid Curriculum

Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Fall HAP-740 Human Resource Management 3
    HAP-725 Statistical Analysis in Health 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Spring HAP-744 Decision Analytics 3
    HAP-735 Health Law and Risk Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
1 Summer HAP-726 Health Care Accounting 3
    HAP-721 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    HAP-737  Organization Theory  3 
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
2 Fall HAP-753 Seminar in Ethical Leadership 3
    HAP-729 Financial Mgmt for Hc Organiza 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Spring ELEC* 1 Elective is required 3
    HAP-705 Health Economics 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
2 Summer HAP-620 Healthcare Reimbursement Syste 3
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
    HAP-730  Healthcare Project Management  3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
3 Fall HAP-738 Management and Health 3
    HAP-704 Health Policy 3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
3 Spring HAP-722 Health Behavior and Epidemiology 3
    HAP-746  Strategic Mgmt & Mkt   3
      Total Semester Hours 6
         
      Total Credit Hours 54

MHA - Executive Accelerated Pathway Curriculum

The Accelerated Pathway EMHA track is for qualified graduates of the MUSC Bachelor of Healthcare Studies. 

Year  Semester  Course Credit Hours
1 Spring HAP-735 Health Law and Risk Management 3
    HAP-705 Health Economics 3
    HAP-730 Healthcare Project Management 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Summer HAP-726 Health Care Accounting 3
    HAP-632 Quality Mgmt of Hlth Care Svcs 3
    HAP-620 Healthcare Reimbursement Syste 3
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
1 Fall HAP-729 Financial Mgmt for Hc Organiza 3
    HAP-738 Management and Health 3
    HAP-740 Human Resource Management 3
    HAP-753  Seminar in Ethical Leadership   3 
      Total Semester Hours 12
         
2 Spring HAP-746 Strategic Mgmt & Mkt  3
    HAP-704 Health Policy 3
    HAP-744  Decision Analytics 
      Total Semester Hours 9
         
      Total Credit Hours 39

MHA Approved Elective List

HAP 702 Health Care Financing
HAP 743 Managing Across the Continuum
HIN 706 Systems Analysis and Design