Offered By: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prepare to Lead in Public Health Care
If you would like to work in a leadership role in a public sector healthcare organization, Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Healthcare Management degree offers a way to gain critical insights into this dynamic field. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences designed this program to allow you to explore the principles and models for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical dilemmas in health occupations. Legal responsibility, workplace safety and the healthcare facility's obligation to provide protection from injury for patients, their families and staff are topics that are examined. In addition, you examine practical financial analysis skills that have immediate application within the healthcare industry.
When you enroll in the Master of Public Administration with an Emphasis in Health Care Management degree, you have the opportunity to gain an in-depth perspective on public health models, including their legal and overall responsibility to remain operational and provide services to the public. In addition to specific topics related to public health, you can also explore ethical decision-making in healthcare leadership as well as the role of a servant leader.
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Coursework in the MPA program allows you to apply administrative skills in the areas of leadership, human capital development, policy and governance within a public sector healthcare environment. You may also develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary healthcare models from financial, economic, quality, access and disparity perspectives. It is from this broad perspective that you can begin defining your role and perspective as an administrator within the healthcare system. You also have the opportunity to investigate your options and define your potential to serve as a leader of systematic improvement within your healthcare discipline, based on changes in these driving factors.
What You Will Learn
Gain Knowledge in Public Health
The coursework includes exploration of:
- The development and management of human capital, as well as administration of healthcare entities and functions
- Public sector revenue and expenditure structures
- Healthcare models featuring an analysis of financial, quality and accessibility issues
- A broad investigation of healthcare, government, and public funding
- An exploration of leadership potential and capabilities for continuous improvement in healthcare
- Financial analysis within the healthcare industry
- The role of government economic policies in social equity and market failure
- Economic variables that impact health care entities performance and outcomes
Define Your Role in Public Health
G.C.U.'s MPA helps prepare you for a career working in the public sector with healthcare systems. You have the opportunity to be challenged to identify and provide solutions for the unique issues facing public sector healthcare organizations today.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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Last updated August 13, 2018