Student Experience

While obtaining your degree is your number one priority, what happens outside the classroom proves just as important in your overall graduate experience. That’s why as a student within the MHA program at The Ohio State University, you receive access to expansive professional and personal development opportunities outside of the academic curriculum. 

Association of Future Healthcare Executive (AFHE)

AFHE is a student organization that focus on professional development and healthcare industry exposure. AFHE holds monthly meetings that include presentations by guest speakers, public speaking events and professional training. Get out of the classroom and socialize at AFHE events such as happy hours, tailgates and dinner events. Additionally, strengthen your leadership skills and hold a leadership position within AFHE during your second year in the program. 

Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society and Management Institute

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society (HSMPAS), which represents over 1,000 program alumni across the country, actively invests in your success.  In addition to  participating in a variety of professional development efforts, the HSMPAS organizations offer an annual Management Institute (MI) which is an all-day event that brings healthcare professionals from across the industry together to network and listen to nationally recognized speakers. You have the opportunity to attend MI and hear information on various topics in healthcare as well as learn about potential opportunities by networking with industry attendees.

Case Competitions

The opportunity to compete in case competitions provides you with a hands-on experience related to the healthcare field. You can compete in numerous case competitions throughout the year, including:

Not only do our students participate in multiple case competitions throughout the year, but The Ohio State University Annual Leadership Development Symposium and Case Competition is organized by first year and second year MHA students.

Experience Columbus

With multiple Fortune 500 companies and some of the biggest research companies and health systems in the world and a wide variety of health policy and advocacy organizations, Columbus is rich in business and innovation. But this great city isn’t all business – it’s also a hotspot for fun! Columbus offers a vibrant cultural scene with a large young professional’s community and endless networking opportunities. The role Columbus plays in your education is immeasurable, and, with one of the best job markets in the Midwest, Columbus isn’t just a great place to get a degree – it’s also a great place to launch a career!