The Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Administration degree is designed to prepare professionals to serve in leadership and management positions in hospitals, healthcare systems, medical practices, and other healthcare businesses. This program of study provides students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the three competency domains of leadership and management, business acumen, and healthcare organizations and systems.
Degree Program Objectives
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
Demonstrate effective leadership and management behaviors to achieve the goals of the healthcare organization.
Construct a personal philosophy of effective and ethical leadership in healthcare.
Apply ethical and legal principles to healthcare administration.
Integrate concepts of organizational behavior to lead a diverse workforce.
Evaluate interpersonal skills needed to effectively communicate and interact with individuals and groups in the healthcare environment.
Design an effective plan for managing organizational financial and human resources, based on sound financial and economic principles.
Develop strategic business plans to achieve organizational goals and objectives within the healthcare environment.
Assess policies, issues and trends that impact healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in the United States.
Demonstrate innovative, strategic, and analytical thinking to promote continuous quality improvement and achieve optimum organizational performance and patient healthcare outcomes.
Degree at a Glance
|Final Program Requirements||3|
|Total Semester Hours||36|
Degree Program Requirements
Core Requirements (33 semester hours)
|HCAD500||Healthcare and Healthcare Systems 1||3|
|HCAD510||Leadership and Management in Healthcare Organizations||3|
|HIMA501||Technology Applications in Health Information Management||3|
|HCAD520||Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Administration||3|
|HIMA600||Financial Management for Health Professionals||3|
|HIMA620||Corporate Compliance in the Healthcare Industry||3|
|HCAD530||Operational Management in Healthcare||3|
|HCAD697||Healthcare Administration Practicum||3|
|BUSN650||The Business of Healthcare||3|
|BUSN652||Operational Quality in Healthcare||3|
|Total Semester Hours||33|
Required as the first course in this program.
Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)
|HCAD699||Healthcare Administration Capstone 1||3|
|Total Semester Hours||3|
Taken once all other requirements have been met.