Master of Health Administration
Business Intelligence Specialization
Formats: Online with optional immersions
Program duration: 1.3-2 years*
*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress, traditional vs. accelerated pathway, credits transferred, and other factors.
Overview of the Business Intelligence Specialization
What is business intelligence? It’s the strategies and technologies used by organizations to make informed decisions on business operations and patient care. This includes data analytics, health informatics, information management, and more. Delivered online with optional immersions to enjoy a deeper dive into chosen areas, our MHA with a specialization in Business Intelligence offers a flexible and hands-on educational experience with opportunities to connect directly with faculty and peers.
Learn to gather, analyze, and compile data needed to identify trends and patterns, then develop valuable recommendations for business and organizational actions. Become a business intelligence analyst, health information officer, or related role to help oversee strategic technology investments and bridge the gap between IT, clinical, and business aspects of your healthcare organization.
Who Is the Business Intelligence Specialization Designed For?
If your professional goals center around using business intelligence and analytics to help healthcare organizations operate more efficiently and effectively, choose the Business Intelligence specialization of the MHA. This option is designed for students who are interested in a business intelligence degree or health information management degree and wish to transform data into insights that solve healthcare challenges and improve organizational health and outcomes. You’ll gain valuable skills in leveraging computer software and analytics programs to hone your skills in statistical analysis, problem solving, communication, and more.
We offer a number of certifications and other options to customize your MHA with a specialization in Business Intelligence, including accelerated learning options that can help you earn your degree in less time.
What You’ll Learn in the Business Intelligence Specialization
The MHA Business Intelligence specialization includes courses in interprofessional education, collaborative practice, information management, revenue cycle and reimbursement management, and healthcare administration. You’ll explore topics such as data collection and reporting, online analytical processing, business analytics, data mining, business performance management, benchmarking, and more. Your business intelligence in healthcare coursework will also include classes that offer real-world experience. As one example, our Foundations of Healthcare Administration course includes business intelligence and analytics simulations through the Navigate Scenario series, a virtual world full of real-world learning scenarios.
Engage in Networking and Interprofessional Learning
Join one of the best health information intelligence degree specializations for cross-disciplinary learning. Integrating interprofessional education coursework and clinical simulation activities, our specialization prepares you to communicate and collaborate effectively with team members across disciplines. Prepare to become a skilled business intelligence analyst in the real world, broaden your skillset as a professional and ultimately help guide organizations to provide better health outcomes for patients.
Prepare for the Real World of Business Intelligence
Our MHA business intelligence specialization is designed to provide you with real-world experience to hit the ground running in your career as a business intelligence analyst or other role in business intelligence and analytics. You’ll gain industry insights and develop a deep understanding of business intelligence and analytics in the real world through our simulations offered in a variety of courses, obtaining industry certifications, and participating in optional immersions.
Advance Your Career with Industry Certifications
Adding professional certifications to your MHA Business Intelligence specialization will give you an edge over the competition for coveted positions in business intelligence and analytics.
The USAHS Business Intelligence specialization of the MHA offers you the opportunity to obtain the following professional certifications:
Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR) Certification
The CRCR is a national-level certification that demonstrates your knowledge of the contemporary patient-centered revenue cycle, including patient access, registration, billing and claims management, as well as best-practices to positively impact the revenue cycle and improve the patient experience.
Certified Specialist in Business Intelligence (CSBI) Certification
The CSBI is a national-level certification that demonstrates your understanding of data governance and the use of business intelligence and analytics to make strategic decisions in a healthcare environment.
Neehr Perfect® Certificate of Completion
Neehr Perfect is the electronic health record (EHR) simulation tool used throughout the courses in the Business Intelligence specialization. It offers you the opportunity to develop real-world skills as you obtain your MHA degree. Students in the Business Intelligence specialization receive a Neehr Perfect certificate of completion as part of the program.
Opportunities for the MHA Business Intelligence Specialization
There is a strong and growing demand for graduates with a business intelligence degree or health information management degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of financial analysts will increase by 7% over the next decade—faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Employment of management analysts will grow 11% over the same timeframe—much faster than the average.
With our MHA Business Intelligence specialization, you’ll be prepared to excel in roles such as: Business intelligence analyst, Budget or financial analyst, Healthcare data analyst, IT or clinical systems support manager, Telemedicine services coordinator.
Other Specializations for the Master of Health Administration Degree
Interprofessional Education Specialization
Gain the leadership, project management, and communication skills you need to facilitate effective collaboration between healthcare provider teams.
Executive Leadership Specialization
Develop your skills in organizational leadership and policy, human resources management, and project management to make strategic decisions that benefit patient care and the organization’s bottom line. Learn more.
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