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M.S. in Health Administration Success Stories

Kiannie Claros-Cruz graduate - M.S. in Health Administration

Kiannie Claros-Cruz, MSHA '20
Staffing & Operations Specialist
Northwell Health

After I received my bachelor's degree, I knew I wanted to pursue my master's degree. I began looking for a master's program that would provide flexibility for a full-time employee. That is what attracted me to Fordham’s Master of Science in Health Administration program.

It provided great flexibility as the classes were held on the weekends, but not only that, the curriculum aligned very well with my desired career path. The program helped strengthen my problem-solving skills and leadership skills through real-life scenarios and case studies. My cohort felt more like a family. I learned a lot from all my colleagues as we all came from diverse backgrounds and held various positions within the healthcare field. I learned a lot from my mentors, Kamal Joshi and Professor Maria Nardone. They provided guidance and support for my end-of-program capstone project. I stay connected with my mentor, Kamal Joshi, and he still reaches out to check up on me to this day! I will forever be grateful for the takeaways from the M.S. in Health Administration program and the connections I have made. This program has helped shape me into the healthcare professional I am today and has opened doors for me.

Ronny Otero graduate M.S. in Health Administration

Ronny Otero, MD, MSHA '21
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations
Froedtert Health Department of Emergency Medicine

Despite over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, I felt that a master's degree would provide me with a better understanding of general business principles and serve as a guide to the landscape of healthcare policies and decisions made at a corporate level. I chose Fordham because it highlighted the importance of an ethical approach to healthcare, the importance of behavioral health, and how changes can be implemented in an industry that is often slow to change. Not only did Fordham’s M.S. in Health Administration provide me with these lessons and many more, but I was also introduced to expert professors and some of the most excellent colleagues one could ask for within my master's cohort. Fordham prepared me with the knowledge and skills that I will need in my new position as Vice-Chair of Emergency Clinical Operations for Froedtert Health/ Medical College of Wisconsin. Thank you, Fordham!