Schulich Launches New Master of Health Industry Administration Program
Schulich announced today that it has received Senate approval for the School’s newest Master’s degree – the Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA)*, one of the first of its kind in Canada.
The MHIA program, developed under the auspices of Schulich’s Krembil Centre for Health Management and Leadership, will launch in Fall 2023 and will help develop the next generation of healthcare leaders for the burgeoning healthcare industry. The 12-month, highly applied professional program will integrate leadership development with a focus on strategic thinking, systems design, digital health, access to healthcare 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 healthcare industry. The program has established a number of 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’s Program in Health Industry Administration,” said Detlev Zwick, Dean of Schulich.
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, Professor Mawani brings over ten years of experience in health sector-related teaching and research to his role as Director.
*Pending Ministry approval