Stevenson University announces new master’s program in healthcare management

Stevenson University’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies is launching a Master of Science in Healthcare Management to prepare students for careers in medical and health administration.

Given that healthcare remains a strong growth sector in the economy — one with a workforce expected to grow 16 percent by 2018 — the Healthcare Management degree aims to produce graduates with competencies in leadership, business, marketing, communications and organizational development to manage and guide healthcare facilities, practices and services in a complex and rapidly changing marketplace. The program will begin in fall 2012.

“Our program helps to address a critical workforce need for skilled leaders, managers, and administrators in healthcare fields,” said Joyce K. Becker, Esq., dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “As an online program, it will provide flexibility and convenience for working professionals looking to advance their education and careers.”

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management will be a 48-credit-hour program consisting of an eight-course, 24-credit core and two 24-credit areas of concentration: quality management as well as patient safety and project management. The program’s curriculum will enable graduates to develop the critical thinking, problem-solving and management skills that today’s complex healthcare organizations require. The curriculum will address specific areas required by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management (CAHME), including health policy formulation and implementation; management and structural analysis of healthcare organizations; operations assessment and improvement; information systems management; professional ethics; and statistical, economic, financial, and market analysis and management.

“This program will prepare students to confront both current and emerging issues in healthcare management and position them to step into management-level positions for healthcare organizations such as hospitals, physician practices, public and private agencies, long-term care, and insurance and managed care providers,” said Dr. Judith A. Feustle, RN, associate dean of Nursing for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers online, onsite and accelerated degree programs for working adults. Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs include Business Administration, Business and Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice (online), Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing RN to BS (onsite or online), and Paralegal Studies.
Accelerated master’s degree programs include Business and Technology Management (onsite and online), Forensic Science (onsite and online), Forensic Studies (onsite and online with accounting, information technology, legal, investigation, interdisciplinary, and criminalistics tracks), and Nursing (online) with a focus on either leadership/management or nursing education.

For more information or to register, contact Angela Scagliola, Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, at 443-352-4414.

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