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Student Profile

Approximately 30 students are accepted each calendar year into the health administration program, ensuring individual access to professors and advisors. Health administration class sizes average 20 students, while core MBA class sizes average 35 students. Students are able to gain valuable work experience, part-time or full-time, in the booming Atlanta healthcare marketplace while completing the degree requirements.

The average age of each entering class is approximately 26 years. Approximately a third of our students enter the program directly after their undergraduate education, and another third enter with more than five years of healthcare experience in leadership roles. The remaining students possess a variety of experience outside the healthcare field. Our students come from undergraduate college and university programs across the United States with majors in everything from business and nursing to anthropology and history.

The institute has been highly successful in producing qualified healthcare professionals, boasting a 96 percent employment rate within the first three months after graduation. While most graduates begin their careers in middle management, the majority eventually progress to senior management positions.

Graduate Placement 2014-15

Post-graduate fellowship:
4
Hospital or health system:
41
Physician practice:
3
Long-term care facility/home health agency:
1
Consulting:
6

MBA/MHA students at the 2013 Health IT Leadership Summit


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Student Activities

The institute has a very active professional student organization – Future Healthcare Executives. This chapter is an affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executive Higher Learning Network. They organize educational, social and service events.

Several dinner lectures are sponsored each semester, bringing in representatives of healthcare organizations from a wide variety of areas. These executives give the students real-world insight into current issues facing the industry. In addition, panel discussions have been organized around such topics as “Healthcare Consulting as a Career” to “Issues Facing Women Executives in Healthcare.”

The student chapter participates in many community service activities and fundraisers.

See the FHE student chapter officers »

Student Scholarship Awards

Several scholarships are awarded each year by the institute to deserving students. Learn about these scholarships and recent awardees. »