Master of Health Administration

MHA In Focus: Abiola Adeyemi ’16

Tell us about your background and what led you to be interested in the field of Health Administration.

Having earned a bachelor’s in Economics and a Master of Arts (MA) in International Economics and Finance, and after serious research, stumbled upon the health administration program. I have always had a strong interest in the health care industry and with my background in business, health administration was the perfect fit for me.

What attracted you to Hofstra University’s MHA program?

The most important thing that attracted me to Hofstra University’s MHA program is the faculty. All faculty members are experienced in the field and provide real life cases, examples and experience to the students.

Tell us about your relevant experiences outside of the classroom. 

Currently, I am working at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. This experience is giving me the opportunity to learn first-hand what goes on in the hospital system. Here, I am working with the heads of the various departments, working to improve patient experience at the hospital centers and NY state Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program.

Describe your experience working and studying with faculty within the department.

Working and studying with faculty within the department has been a wonderful experience. Because the faculty is well experienced and work in hospitals, they are able to give real-life examples to students. More importantly, they are very approachable and provide assistance with job search, resumes and interviews.

What are your long term professional goals and how will the program help you reach them?

Over the long term, I would like to run a hospital system, probably as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The faculty is very helpful is providing guidance to help achieve professional goals.

What is your advice for prospective students looking for a degree in health?

My advice for prospective students would be that the program is very important and provides a lot of opportunities and knowledge for the serious ones. Take the time to learn about the changing industry and get ready for the hard work. More importantly, take advantage of the great faculty!

Abiola Adeyemi

Master of Health Administration
Lagos, Nigeria