Executive Health Care Administration MPA Program
Hybrid Versus Online Courses
The EHCA Program is offered in what is called a hybrid format. This means that the students in the program spend face-to-face time with their professors and classmates in a traditional classroom setting at the beginning of each semester (during our intensive week) and complete the remainder of the work and assignments for each course online.
A fully "online" MBA program allows the student to complete all of their work off-site in an online format but does not allow for any face-to-face communication between faculty and students.
The EHCA MPA Program strongly believes in the power of the face-to-face experience between student and professor while recognizing the busy working health care professional cannot commit to the course schedules traditionally offered by universities. Known as the “horizontal transfer of knowledge” believes in the distinct advantage of having students in the classroom and in exercises working with twenty five other health care professional, sharing their knowledge and experiences. It is like having twenty five teachers in each course.
In other words, the EHCA MPA Program believes that the hybrid format offers the best of both worlds, an opportunity to meet and discuss course material and health care issues face-to-face with their professors and classmates while completing most of the course work online.