In Suffolk University's CAHME-accredited healthcare administration programs, you'll learn from leaders in Boston's world-class healthcare system through a curriculum that's integrated with mentors, internships, guest speakers, site visits and hands-on experiences.

These programs are constantly updated to prepare you for the ever-changing healthcare industry with comprehensive skills in leadership and ethics, innovation, data analytics, operations, and financial and strategic management. The curricula are tailored to meet the unique needs of students with little or no experience in healthcare administration as well as those currently working in healthcare and seeking to advance their careers with new knowledge and skills.

MHA Program Aims

Building on the missions of Suffolk University and the Sawyer Business School for delivering excellence in education, scholarship, and research, the Healthcare Administration Programs–MHA, MBA/Health and MPA with a concentration in Community Health–provide powerful, innovative, and enduring learning experiences for students aspiring to lead and manage healthcare organizations of compassion, quality, and value in the 21st Century.

The Healthcare Administration Programs are designed to nurture each student’s potential as a healthcare leader and/or manager by engaging her or him in the key issues, challenges, opportunities, and requirements for success in healthcare. Through cutting-edge academic and hands-on learning, students develop the analytic and strategic skills needed to transform organizations, build relationships, and strengthen organizational performance.

We inspire and develop healthcare professionals to skillfully and ethically lead and manage the delivery of healthcare, always seeking to drive improvement. We integrate theoretical and practical knowledge, utilizing our relationships with Boston’s world-class healthcare organizations to facilitate exceptional learning, engagement in the healthcare community, and career development. Our students have diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, and they come from the United States and other countries. Some are new to healthcare, while others already work in the field. We strive to enable all of them to succeed.

Suffolk University will have the preferred MHA Program in the Northeastern United States. We will serve a diverse group of students who are committed to their professional development and success as well as to being agents of innovation and transformation who are improving the healthcare delivery system and the health of communities. Our MHA Program will take graduate education to new levels of performance and creativity by providing inspiring and innovative learning experiences in classrooms and in healthcare organizations, utilizing our talented faculty members as well as healthcare professionals who serve our students.

Students First

Our students are our top priority, and we strive to do everything possible to support their intellectual and professional development and enable them to realize their dreams.


As an academic community, we are committed to exploring the healthcare field and sharing our findings with our students in courses and with the larger healthcare community through publications and presentations.


Faculty members and students are co-owners and co-creators of our overall learning experience and every course; therefore, everyone is expected to invest in each other’s learning and success.

Critical and Creative Thinking

We strive to provoke new ideas and ways of thinking, we stimulate and support inquiry and different points of view, and we honor each other in real learning. We seek understanding, not just getting the “right” answers.


We strive to deliver a superior educational experience, helping our students to develop the knowledge and insight they need to be successful healthcare professionals and agents of change.


We seek to adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and personal responsibility, and we encourage and guide our students to do the same.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to diversity and inclusion by embracing their many forms. We strive to empower our students to be healthcare professionals who value diversity and pluralism in people and opinions.


We encourage our students to further their development and expand their networks by being involved in healthcare professional organizations. Our faculty members serve the healthcare community by being involved in healthcare and professional organizations.

Community Partnerships and Networking

We develop educational and business partnerships in the healthcare community in order to provide students and alumni with learning and networking opportunities.

View the MHA Core Competencies in the Suffolk University Graduate Catalog.


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