Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (37 credits) provides students with the professional knowledge and management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in regional, national, and global health services systems. The program seeks to develop in its students an essential understanding of healthcare delivery systems and services, the factors that influence the healthcare environment, the appropriate healthcare management, and research skills, and the professional competencies that are pertinent in today’s healthcare environment.

This program is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Programs that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.

We have tailored our offerings to meet the demands of your professional and personal life, letting you stay on your career track while earning your degree. Our classes are offered on-site, on-line or both—whichever works best for you. On-site classes, which run for fifteen weeks, are held during the evenings on our Wilkes-Barre campus; on-line classes are offered in an accelerated seven-week format. King's College has a rolling admissions process. Upon receipt of all admission documents, prospective students will receive an admission decision within two weeks.

Workforce Demand

Health care is a growing industry with the workforce expected to grow 22.2% by 2026. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. healthcare administration is one of the top ten fastest-growing jobs in the healthcare industry. Healthcare administration is also one of the top ten highest paying – medical and health services managers earn a median annual salary of $98,250 in 2017, much higher than the average median salary of $31,786. Our Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program will help you take your career to the next level.

Program Learning Goals

Health services providers and systems recognize that the path to success as a healthcare professional requires complementary skills in many areas of the profession. Through the William G. McGowan School of Business Assurance of Learning Program, students are expected to achieve a genuine integration of liberal, management, and professional healthcare education, and to be prepared for success in the competitive global marketplace.

The William G. McGowan School of Business insists that its students see how diverse subject matters interrelate; that its students think and communicate clearly about principles, rather than merely repeat them; that its students understand the context and evolution of their disciplines; that business and healthcare administration courses are complementary to and an extension of a liberal education. To achieve these outcomes, the School of Business has identified the following learning goals for its specialized Health Care Administration program.

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A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business will:

  • be an effective communicator; Our students will be able to prepare and properly deliver a complete, concise presentation related to health care administration, and prepare and properly format a complete, concise document related to health care administration.
  • be a problem solver; Our students to be able to identify and analyze alternatives and recommend a course of action in unstructured health care administration problems, and to think through dilemmas they face and to propose courses of action, justify their recommendations and formulate alternative solutions.
  • be ethically and socially responsible; Our students will be able to stand up for what they think, after due reflection, is right, hold ethically defensible views, move to a higher, more sophisticated or more mature stage of moral reasoning, and develop the capacity to implement ethical decisions.
  • possess leadership qualities; Our students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of leadership skills and leader characteristics and the components of leadership.

A student awarded an Executive Leadership Certificate for Health Care Professionals from the William G. McGowan School of Business will possess leadership qualities and be a problem solver.

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

King's is a Catholic, comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The minute you step foot on campus, you'l ... Read More

King's is a Catholic, comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition founded in 1946 by the Congregation of Holy Cross from the University of Notre Dame. The minute you step foot on campus, you'll feel the warm, friendly vibe; you'll notice the immaculate surroundings and impressive facilities; you'll feel at home in the comfortable, urban setting. King's College is a home away from home—a place that overflows with values for a lifetime. Read less

Accreditations

AACSB Accredited