Careers in Health Service Management and Policy

All of our educational programs offer students a vast array of practical job experiences, research opportunities and professional services to enhance career development. Our network of alumni is supportive of current students and offers our graduates lifetime networking opportunities. Over 95% of our graduates obtain full-time professional positions upon graduation.

Growth in the health care sector will create an additional 5.5+ million jobs in health care by the year 2020, making up 13.5% of the labor force.
The MHA degree is the most widely-recognized professional preparation for those who will take leadership roles in the delivery and financing of health services.

Vikas Ghayal, MHA 2007
Vikas is the executive director, Ancillary Clinical at the University of Chicago Medicine where he has responsibility over the adult emergency department, the university helicopter program, EMS, Acute Dialysis, respiratory therapy, physical therapy/occupational therapy and clinical nutiriton.   He oversees over 300 full-time employees and manages the respective departments' operating and capital budgets. 




Elizabeth Seely, MHA 1990
Elizabeth Seely is the executive director of University Hospital East in Columbus, one of five hospitals in the Wexner Medical Center’s health system. She is responsible for all aspects of operation and management of the 185-bed, community-based hospital on the city’s Near East Side. The hospital provides more than 10,000 patient admissions, 8,000 surgeries and 50,000 emergency department visits each year.




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