• Press Release

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Unveils New Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree

Applications are now open for 2020

  • New York, NY
  • (October 01, 2019)

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has begun offering a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree. Applications for the new MHA program are now open for enrollment starting in January, March, or September, 2020.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the leading medical schools in the nation, is known for its capacity to seamlessly integrate its students into the health care system. Situated in the midst of a thriving academic medical and research center, the school is also in one of the world’s most diverse cities, serving a uniquely complex patient population.

The new MHA program leverages these assets and the deep expertise of its leading executives to prepare the next generation of health care administrators who will become leaders in a landscape shaped by competing and complex political, legal, medical, and financial forces.

Students will also have the opportunity to complete internships and fellowships in the Mount Sinai Health System, earn additional certifications in Lean management, and connect with the system’s talent recruitment office.

“To thrive in an oversaturated marketplace and gain a competitive edge, today’s health care administrators must differentiate themselves by acquiring new skills in strategic thinking, policy creation, management, and systems operation and processes. Through direct access to leading national experts and the vast learning network of the Mount Sinai Health System, graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are uniquely prepared to succeed both personally and professionally,” says Marta Filizola, PhD, Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Sharon and Frederick Klingenstein/Nathan Kase, M.D. Professor of Pharmacological Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine.  

Details about the MHA curriculum are available online. The curriculum, designed for completion within 24 months or less, will engage students in a thoughtful exploration of the following areas:

  • Environments, processes, and structures of health care systems
  • Evidence-based frameworks, management, and value-creation processes
  • Organizational tools for effective and efficient management
  • Trends, experimentation, and emerging strategic innovations in the health care landscape

“The Icahn School of Medicine brings together a unique proposition for its students: a top-rated medical school and world-class health care delivery system where we provide an engaging and challenging environment in which to learn and thrive, one where students will acquire hands-on experience as well as critical strategic and operational knowledge,”says Arthur Gianelli, President of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Chief Transformation Officer of the Mount Sinai Health System, who teaches operations management to graduate students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “In this setting, we will teach our next generation of leaders about high-value health care through intellectual inquiry, mentoring opportunities, and direct experiences in the health system.”

To learn about other master’s programs at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, click here.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with 48,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 600 research and clinical labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time—discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.

Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 9,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 11 free-standing joint-venture centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida. Hospitals within the System are consistently ranked by Newsweek’s® “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals, Best in State Hospitals, World Best Hospitals and Best Specialty Hospitals” and by U.S. News & World Report's® “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The Mount Sinai Hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report® “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll for 2023-2024.

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