Healthcare Administration

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mAster of Science
in HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

Our 14-month fast track hybrid program allows you to develop your leadership skills to hold vital positions in healthcare management. 

 

Wesleyan’s Graduate Business Programs
  • Offer three entry points per year (October, January, and March).
  • Share core classes so students are exposed to many different perspectives. 
  • Core courses meet in-person, and/or hybrid on campus for seven Saturdays.
  • Specialty classes for each program are taught online over an eight-week term.
  • All curriculum includes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification methodology.

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration* Highlights
  • Designed to prepare students for work as healthcare administrators. 
  • Building on Wesleyan’s long-standing partnerships with the medical community and Middle Georgia’s growing health care industry, the program prepares students to hold vital positions in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, and laboratories in both public and private sectors.
  • Curriculum includes methodology allowing students to become Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma.
  • Ensures student engagement by incorporating case studies, collaborative activities, and multiple opportunities for feedback
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows 18% employment growth by 2028, much faster than average.
  • The BLS also reports greater employee satisfaction for workers on the business and management side of health care; PayScale data shows 80% of medical and health services managers say their job has high meaning.

*Pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CommissIon on Colleges.

Contact us with questions: healthcaregraduate@wesleyancollege.edu.

 

JOIN US FOR AN INFO SESSION ABOUT OUR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

DECEMBER 15 / 6 PM (virtual only)
JANUARY 5 / 6 PM (virtual only)

Why should you join us? To find out more about Wesleyan’s fast-track hybrid graduate programs designed for working professionals. Our programs include online courses for student flexibility as well as Wesleyan's signature seminar-style traditional classes on campus on weekends. All classes are taught by faculty with real world professional experience and outstanding academic credentials. 

Our classes are small, but our classrooms are big, so practicing social distancing is never a problem.

 

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Requirements

To be eligible for admissions a student must:

  • Complete all parts of the application form online.
  • Applicants must provide the following:
    • a completed application
    • a curriculum vita or resume
    • complete two letters of professional reference
    • official transcript from the institution from which a bachelor’s degree was earned
    • an interview (in person, phone, or online, as is convenient to the applicant) with the director of the graduate program, for students who pass the initial screening
  • Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4-point scale with a major or minor in business.* Students who have not majored or minored in business, must either take the GMAT and score at least 500, earn a B or higher in at least two prerequisite classes as assigned by the Program Director, or have at least three years of business management experience.
  • Students from universities outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

 

AIET Recruiting Online Chinese Cohort for Graduate Business Programs: All international students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan should first contact AIET Manager Mr. Peter Han at peterhan@aiet.info or by phone: +86-10-53269624/34 or Mobile: +86-13910032325.

learn from our top educators

Program courses are taught by our experienced, seasoned faculty members with global business experience. The program's small class size allows you to form strong relations with your professors and take full advantage of their expertise and wealth of business knowledge.

Program Curriculum

The required courses for the Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree are as follows:
All courses are 3 hours.

BHA 613 Healthcare Administration (3 hours): The course places an emphasis on the application of theory and best standards of practice for the healthcare business environment. Students will develop leadership and competent skills specializing in healthcare systems, strategic planning, organizational structure, motivation, and problems solving within healthcare.

BHA 613 Healthcare Law (3 hours): This course examines a broad outline of health law and the healthcare system within the United States. There will be an emphasis on the impact of health law and regulations on health care systems including areas such as liability in the workplace, malpractice issues, risk management, and how to manage risks and potential litigious issues.

BHA 615 Ethics in Health Care (3 hours): This course will explore the ethical behavior, situations, and scenarios in the various health care environments. Students will analyze decision-making models, concepts, principles, and required responsibilities of health care providers and how these apply to their specific roles.

BHA 616 Healthcare Information Management Systems (3 hours): The course examines the use of information systems used within the healthcare industry. An emphasis will be placed for health services administrator’s us of systems to integrate clinical, human resource data, and financial information to support decision making within the facility.

BHA 617 Global Health Principles (3 hours): This course introduces the main concepts of public health and the vital links between global health and the economic and social development. Students will see determinants of health and how status is measured. There will also be a review on the burden of disease, risk dynamics, and procedures to address disease burdens in cost effective ways.

BHA 699 Healthcare Administration Thesis (3 hours): The master’s thesis is a culminating assessment for obtaining the degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. Each project is unique to the student and flexible in its approach. This project will be a work of original scholarship and research to integrate the models, data, philosophies, and systems reviewed in the program.

EBA 600: Executive Management Accounting
The course covers generally accepted accounting principles and the content of financial statements. The interpretation and use of accounting information in the many contexts of management decision making are examined. Included are financial planning, performance evaluations, decision making, activity based cost management, relevant costing, business operations, and information systems.

EBA 602: Organizational Behavior in Management
The course examines the various aspects of organizational behavior, allowing the student to gain valuable insights for increasing decision-making options. Methods of objective achievement are explored through an evaluation of students' individual management styles. The course emphasizes relationships, factors influencing behavior in organizations, and the various means used by efficient managers to develop control and leadership within their organizations.

EBA 604: Strategic Marketing
The course will cover issues related to product, distribution, pricing, promotion issues and market planning processes, including development of a marketing plan and interaction among policy makers in the organization. The marketing strategies of different companies will be studied. Cases will be used extensively in the analysis of business marketing decision making.

EBA 608: Managerial Corporate Finance
The student will develop the ability to analyze operational and strategic financial decision-making within the corporate structure, including financing and investment strategies as they relate to stockholder value. The course will include the study of cash flow analysis and economic value added derived from financial statements.

EBA 610: Quantitative Methods
This course covers the quantitative methods used for quality management and continuous improvement in the workplace. The student will learn specific methods for reducing waste and decreasing product variability. Computer spreadsheets and financial/statistical software will be used to enhance student’s ability to identify and to solve problems.

EBA 612: Data Analytics
The student will be exposed to the use of computer technology and data analytics to support decision making. The use of business intelligence, business analytics, and data science will drive corporate strategy, performance, and competitiveness. Through the use of case studies and data activities, students will learn how to use data analytics to provide a competitive advantage for a company.

Tuition and Fees

Program Costs:*

  • $705 per credit hour. 36 credit hour program. Textbooks included. 

Please contact us for more information about our graduate programs: healthcaregraduate@wesleyancollege.edu

Additional specific costs may be considered as an adjacent to cost of attendance, for more information contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@wesleyancollege.edu or (478) 757-5205. 

SIX SIGMA CERTIFICATION

Lean Green and Six Sigma Green training is included in the curriculum for each of Wesleyan's graduate business programs. This is an extremely valued certification in many industries. You will learn how to integrate principles of business, statistics, and engineering to achieve tangible results to help improve the quality of your work environment and processes that fulfill your organization's mission. Students must pass a national exam in order to earn certification. Students are responsible for the $199 exam fee.

Kara Kostiuk
Associate Professor of Accounting (478) 757-5191 Profile
EMBA professor, Suzanne Minarciness
Suzanne Minarcine
Visiting Assistant Professor
EMBA professor, Barbara Rowan
Barbara Rowan
Professor of Business
James Rowan
Professor of Psychology (478) 757-5236 Profile
Seth D. Selke
Assistant Professor of Business & Director of Graduate Business Programs (478) 757-5184 Profile
Ying Zhen
Associate Professor of Business and Economics (478) 757-3917 Profile

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