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Did You Know these EMHA facts?

 

  • 92% of University of Iowa Executive MHA students graduating in 2018 had ‘advanced to leadership’ with promotions or new jobs within nine months of graduation.
    Why?
    Employers see the value of the UIowa MHA degree; and graduates have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to demonstrate they are excellent candidates for higher level positions.
  • All of the University of Iowa Executive MHA courses meet in classrooms, not online.
    Why?
    Our learning environment simulates that of most healthcare leadership settings: face-to-face. We are the only Top Ten Executive MHA program offered completely onsite.
  • Every University of Iowa Executive MHA cohort is intentionally formed with experientially diverse students.
    Why?
    To produce a very rich learning environment in every class.
  • Applications to the University of Iowa Executive MHA program are reviewed, and decisions made, from October through May each year.
    Why?
    The program selects students based on each applicant’s qualifications until approximately twenty students are admitted.
  • The University of Iowa Executive MHA program has a cohort enrollment ceiling of only twenty students.
    Why?
    A small class size facilitates an excellent onsite learning environment for students.
  • University of Iowa Executive MHA program classes are provided in classrooms that simultaneously connect Iowa City and Des Moines campuses, with instructors at each location.
    Why?
    Approximately 75% of Iowa’s population works within 100 miles (a ninety-minute commute) of one of those two campuses.
  • The University of Iowa MHA program is fully CAHME accredited, and ranked #8 nationally by US News and World Report.
    Why?
    The program was one of the first in the nation, and focuses on continuous improvement.
  • Three-fourths of University of Iowa Executive MHA faculty are healthcare administrators.
    Why?
    The mix of academic and practitioner faculty facilitate the program’s focus on concepts and applications.
  • Every University of Iowa Executive MHA course has two instructors, with 82% including at least one who also works as a healthcare administrator.
    Why?
    The program has two campuses, and therefore an instructor at each location for the combined class.
  • Graduates of the University of Iowa Executive MHA program earn an MHA degree, the same as hundreds of others over the past two decades (and the MA degree in Hospital and Health Administration for almost five decades before that).
    Why?
    The EMHA is a track within the MHA program, sharing the same CAHME accreditation and competency objectives.
  • The core competency focus of the University of Iowa Executive MHA program is Leadership.
    Why?
    Our program has focused on developing healthcare leaders for nearly seventy years. Other competency domains are Managing Resources, Setting Strategic Direction, and Improving Population Health.
  • Full tuition for the University of Iowa Executive MHA program, including all texts and a generous professional development stipend, is $55,000 – the second-lowest of Top Ten MHA programs with Executive MHA tracks.
    Why?
    Our mission is chiefly based on service to Iowa and Eastern Illinois healthcare organizations.

Questions or comments? Contact Bri Johnson. This page was last reviewed on November 4, 2019.