Professional Opportunities: Outside the Classroom

Annual Healthcare Symposium



The University of Scranton’s Masters of Health Administration program hosted its 25th Annual Healthcare Symposium in Spring 2022, titled “‘HEALTH’y Employees Lead to ‘HEALTH’y Patients: Strategies to Support the Well-Being of Healthcare Professionals'' which offered 1.5 Category I ACHE Continuing Education Credits.The program brought in local healthcare leaders and alumni to discuss varying ways of how administrators can support their employees during and after a pandemic. This is an ongoing event that the program encourages their students to participate in.

ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare management is changing dramatically. The landscape has shifted in countless ways, requiring healthcare leaders to engage with different perspectives, insights and knowledge.

ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership offers endless possibilities and unlimited opportunities to collaborate and "think outside of the box," and to help leaders understand and prepare for the myriad challenges awaiting them inside a transformative healthcare environment.

Healthcare leaders from around the world convene at Congress to:

  • Access cutting-edge professional development from the nation's top thought leaders
  • Network with their peers and colleagues from around the globe
  • Learn innovative solutions that will transform their organizations
  • Tap into the latest tools and techniques designed to enhance their careers


Attending Congress is one of the most rewarding opportunities of any healthcare leader.  We encourage all students to participate in this event. The University of Scranton provides funding for students to attend as a student associate. For more information or to register, visit ACHE.

Case Competitions

The University of Scranton MHA students are given the opportunity to participate in several case competitions throughout their time in the program. A case competition is where a group of students join together as a team and are challenged to provide a solution to a real-world case, sponsored by a healthcare organization. We invite students each academic semester that are seeking an opportunity to develop themselves professionally in a competitive atmosphere. Students are asked to utilize the information learned throughout their courses to develop and present their solution to leaders in healthcare. Case competitions provide students with networking opportunities and to practice their public speaking and critical thinking skills. All costs for registration and travel are covered by The University of Scranton. Our students have participated in and traveled to The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Alabama - Birmingham, Seton Hall, Medical University of South Carolina, and many more. The University of Scranton ACHE graduate student chapter also hosts their annual case competition. 

University of Scranton

University of Scranton ACHE Graduate Student Chapter hosts “Healthcare Leaders for Social Justice Case Competition” Our corporate partner, Geisinger Health System (GHS), is eager to do it in-person and is working very closely with us to make it a very meaningful experience for the students. It will be more than a competition for the students - they will have learning and networking opportunities with both colleagues and healthcare executives. Both Graduate and Undergraduate teams are encouraged to participate in this opportunity.




The NAHSE Case Competition is an educational opportunity that utilizes the case study teaching method to provide minority graduate students with an education experience that enhances their problem analysis, critical thinking and presentation skills while further exposing them to real-life health service administration issues. Participants have utilized the experience to place themselves into various fellowships, managerial and executive leadership positions, and consulting roles in the nation’s most prestigious organizations.

Since 1996, over 56 Universities participated in the NASHE Case Competition. Graduate Programs in Health Administration form a team of two to three minority students.


University of Alabama

The UAB Health Administration Case Competition provides graduate students from CAHME-accredited programs an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice with a real-life, real-time case. It is designed to be a capstone experience for graduate students across the United States and Canada, and is meant to be a challenging and rewarding process for student participants who receive real-world, invaluable feedback from experts in the healthcare field. 


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