• A specialized professional degree to develop managers, leaders and innovators who can tackle today's healthcare challenges.

    The 12-month Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA)* is a highly specialized 34.5-credit full-time program designed to provide the in-depth knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and manage in a highly complex and competitive field that encompasses business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

    The Canadian healthcare system, along with others around the world, requires major transformational changes to adapt to limited financial resources, an aging population, and the emergence and adoption of new delivery models and technologies, including artificial intelligence, business analytics, and virtual care.

    The MHIA combines Schulich’s strengths of leading-edge management education with our specialized expertise in the field of healthcare administration. Building on Schulich’s existing Health Industry Management specialization and graduate diploma, along with a diverse alumni pool and wide range of sector partners, this highly applied professional program will integrate leadership development with a focus on strategic thinking, systems design, healthcare quality, and value-creation.

    The MHIA curriculum is designed by faculty within Schulich’s newly created Krembil Centre for Health Management & Leadership, a holistic initiative designed to promote thought leadership in the field of health leadership and management through education, applied research, and industry collaboration.

    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.

    *Pending Ministry approval

  • Professor Amin Mawani <br> Director, Master of Health Industry Administration Program
    Professor Amin Mawani
    Director, Master of Health Industry Administration Program

“Healthcare has been undergoing rapid change and innovation, and recent developments have underscored significant challenges and opportunities, particularly the indispensable role of specialized education in providing the next generation of leadership and managers.”

Joseph MapaDirector, Krembil Centre for Health Management & Leadership
  • Career Opportunities

    Schulich’s Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA) will prepare you with the leadership and management skills needed to thrive and make a difference in a transformational industry, in both the public and private spheres.  As part of your MHIA career services you will also have access to the Centre for Career Design (CCD) and online access to year-round job postings, career tools, as well as corporate information sessions and CCD-run events.

  • Our MHIA could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

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Admission Requirements

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Requirement Checklist

The general admission requirements for the MHIA are listed below. Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission, as space in each program is limited. A holistic approach is taken during the application review process and all components of the application are thoroughly reviewed.

  1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum B+ average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic work.
  2. Work Experience is not required, but considered for admission.
    • One year of full-time, post-graduate work experience is required for applicants holding 3-year degrees.
  3. Completion of the online application which requires:
    1. Essays (2 written, 1 timed written2 video)
    2. An up-to-date resume
    3. Two references (at least one academic reference is recommended)
    4. Unofficial copies of transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions*

    *Official copies of transcripts will be required if an applicant receives an offer to the program

    Applicants are NOT required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

     

  4. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL   100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02
  • Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.
  • Strong applicants whose first language is not English and do not meet the above language requirements may be considered for admission with the condition of completion of the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program offered by the York University English Language Institute.

Deadlines

The Master of Health Industry Administration is offered on a full-time basis only. Full-time studies start in September.

Entry Round 1 Round 2* Round 3**
September 2023 February 15, 2023 April 12, 2023 June 7, 2023

* International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 1 to allow for sufficient study permit processing time
** Late applications may be accepted pending space availability.

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Please note: Responses from referees can be completed after the application has been submitted.

Students may only submit a single application. Students are not permitted to apply in multiple rounds or to multiple programs.

Tuition & Fees

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Master of Health Industry Administration (MHIA) Program Fees

The MHIA is a full-time program consisting of three academic terms. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

Fees below are based on the 2022-2023 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

Charged in Fall, Winter, and Summer.

Estimated Program Total**

Current tuition fee multiplied by typical number of terms required for program completion.

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$ 12,465 $ 37,400
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$ 28,041 $ 84,100

*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees. For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.

**Tuition fees have not yet been set for the 2023-2024 academic year. Program totals are estimates only and subject to change. The Estimated Program Total is calculated by multiplying current 2022 tuition fees by the standard number of terms required to complete the program. Program total estimates are rounded to the nearest $50.

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  • Full-time 12 months

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Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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The MHIA program is comprised of 34.50 credits of core courses.

Students are eligible for graduation upon their successful completion of 34.50 credits. Expand the menu below to see detailed curriculum requirements.

The course listing below reflects the intended program structure. Course requirements and sequencing are subject to change.

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Term 1 (Fall)

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  • FALL WORKSHOP: OVERVIEW OF CANADIAN HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
  • PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE
  • FINANCIAL DECISIONS FOR MANAGERS
  • MARKETING MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE
  • DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL PROCESSES

Term 2 (Winter)

  • WINTER WORKSHOP: LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY IN CANADIAN HEALTHCARE
  • DIGITAL HEALTH
  • ANALYTICS AND MODELLING FOR HEALTHCARE
  • LEADERSHIP & HEALTHCARE STRATEGY
  • ECONOMICS OF HEALTHCARE
  • QUALITY AND VALUE IN HEALTHCARE

Term 3 (Summer)

  • SUMMER WORKSHOP: HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC POLICY
  • PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN HEALTHCARE
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE
  • PUBLIC POLICY FOR HEALTHCARE
  • STRATEGY CONSULTING STUDY IN HEALTHCARE

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Krembil Centre for Health Management & Leadership

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Students in Schulich’s MHIA program benefit from exclusive access to extracurricular and experiential learning opportunities offered by the Krembil Centre for Health Management & Leadership. Established in June 2020, the Krembil Centre for Health Management & Leadership is a leading hub of education, applied research and industry outreach at the Schulich School of Business. It combines excellent academic training, knowledge transfer and applied research with sector impact to advance the calibre of management and leadership in the burgeoning health industry.

The Centre helps to connect Schulich students and alumni to partners in industry, government, and non-profit sectors through practitioner conferences, research forums, networking events, and guest speaker engagements, among other activities. 

 

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