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Not all Telfer MHA students are the same. Most want to launch their careers in healthcare. Some require a graduate degree in health management to open the door to a rewarding career shift. While others possess clinical training as health professionals and wish to accelerate their career advancement or gain additional professional knowledge and skills to apply in their current positions. Whatever your career ambition, the Telfer MHA has a program delivery option for you.

Intensive option (16 months)

This option is perfect for students who wish to quickly transition their careers to health management. As a full-time student, you will complete the program coursework in 12 months and then begin your four-month administrative residency, enabling you to hit the ground running in a health-management position in only 16 months. You will register for a combination of day, evening and intensive courses. Be prepared to devote 15 hours per week to classroom requirements and twice that time to individual and group work and study outside the classroom.

Professional option (28 months)

This option is the ideal choice for experienced working professionals who wish to enhance their skills quickly and thoroughly. As a professional student, you will complete the program coursework and your four-month full-time administrative residency in only 28 months. Some courses will be delivered according to an intensive schedule and will be delivered as a combination of classes offered during a week day (day or evening), and weekend (day or evening). This will require that you free yourself up from work to attend class (the equivalent of around 11 days (full day or half day) over the program duration). N.B. Students in the professional option are full-time students with a reduced courseload.

Be prepared to devote six to 12 hours per week to individual and group work and study outside the classroom.

Flexible course delivery

Students in the intensive option take their business classes on weekdays with the Intensive Telfer MBA cohort. Working professionals will attend classes 2 nights a week, and for some MBA courses all day every other Saturday and occasionally on Sundays.

Telfer MHA courses are delivered on evenings and as intensive courses. They also bring together both Intensive and Professional students, which creates a rich, stimulating learning environment for all. The intensive format includes weekdays and weekends spread throughout the year to minimize disruption at the workplace for working professionals. This delivery format enables students to focus on the study of specific topics, and the program administrators to invite high-profile guest speakers to engage students in in-depth discussions on pressing issues in health management.

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