York University’s Schulich School of Business received Senate approval for the school’s newest master’s degree on Dec. 19. The Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA) program is one of the first of its kind in Canada.
The MHIA program, developed in concert with Schulich’s Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership, will launch in Fall 2023 and will help develop the next generation of health-care leaders for the increasingly complex health-care industry. The one-year professional program will integrate leadership development with a focus on strategic thinking, systems design, health care quality and value creation.
The program is designed to equip students with the leadership and management skills needed to succeed in an industry facing major transformational changes, including an aging population and the emergence and adoption of new delivery models and technologies such as artificial intelligence, business analytics and virtual care.
Students will engage in real-world learning opportunities throughout the curriculum and gain on-the-ground exposure to key facets of the health-care industry. The program has established several prestigious scholarships, including the Robert Krembil Scholarship of Merit, worth approximately $60,000, which will go to one MHIA student each year, as well as the Dr. L. O. Bradley Leadership Entrance Award, given annually to two students, and the Benoît Lauzé Scholarship of Excellence.
“Over the past two decades, Schulich has been developing health industry leaders through a number of programs, including the health industry specialization in our MBA program, through innovative executive development programs such as our mini-MBA for physicians and, beginning in Fall 2023, through our new Master of Health Industry Administration program,” said Schulich Dean Detlev Zwick.
Amin Mawani, associate professor of accounting and director of Schulich’s Health Industry Management program, has been appointed as the inaugural director of the MHIA program. An expert in health economics, Mawani brings over 10 years of experience in health sector-related teaching and research to his role as director.
To learn more about Schulich’s new Master of Health Industry Administration program, visit the program’s website.
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