Due to the increased demands for quality healthcare, the healthcare industry has become the third largest employer in the U.S. There are a variety of opportunities for healthcare administrators in public, private, and international sectors. The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program is designed to prepare students to become managers of hospitals, health services organizations, medical groups, managed healthcare organizations, and public health infrastructures. Students gain competencies in management, leadership, communication, healthcare policy, and quality.
This program seeks to prepare graduates to:
• Create strategic operational plans to guide healthcare organizations.
• Demonstrate operational and fiscal management of healthcare organizations.
• Employ leadership theories to manage and advocate for individuals and communities.
• Interpret the impact of healthcare policy and economics on service delivery both nationally and internationally.
• Use evidence-based data and research methods to guide organizational transformations and quality assurance.
• Employ analytical and critical-thinking skills to improve workplace performance and healthcare delivery.
THE KEY AREAS OF FOCUS:
• PLANNING MEDICAL OR HEALTH SERVICES
• COORDINATING MEDICAL OR HEALTH SERVICES
• IMPLEMENTING MEDICAL OR HEALTH SERVICES
• STRATEGIC PLANNING
• COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
• COMPLIANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
• FACILITATING MEETINGS
• ORGANIZING PROJECTS/EVENTS
• PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURES SUPERVISION
• COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERS
• STAFFING AND TRAINING
• CUSTOMER SERVICE
• LEVERAGING VOLUNTEERS
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING CORE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE Master of Science in Healthcare Administration