Healthcare management tracks added in Quality and Human Relations
Belmont University’s Massey Graduate School of Business has added two additional MBA healthcare management focus options for graduate business students, effective spring 2011. Each of the new options builds on The Massey School’s existing general healthcare management concentration by offering MBA students the options to further customize their degree programs in either healthcare quality and compliance or human relations.
According to Massey associate dean, Joe Alexander, “As we listen to area employers and their hiring needs, adding new healthcare management offerings was something we could do to help our graduate students better tailor their degrees to the marketplace. This new programming will add to our capacity to prepare MBA students for the emerging healthcare economy of tomorrow.”
The first new MBA concentration, “Healthcare Management: Quality Improvement and Compliance,” will offer students contemporary study in lean healthcare management, which utilizes Japanese production techniques to improve patient safety while simultaneously lowering provider costs. Another course is designed to also assist interested in students in preparing for the industry standard CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) exam.
The second new concentration, “Healthcare Management: Human Relations,” is designed to assist individuals in their pursuit of a career in human resources management, medical staff relations, professional services management or other similar positions that involve managing staff/employee interactions. The additional courses in this track require study in managing with healthcare professionals, as well as a specialty course in healthcare human resource management.
Both new study options will be formally announced on Belmont’s campus February 1, following a combined industry networking session for Massey students and alumni and accompanying guest presentation by iPractice Group CEO Ting Chang.
Both new concentrations will be added to the current list of MBA study options that includes: accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business, healthcare management, marketing, music business, and business negotiation and mediation. Additional Massey MBA study options will be announced in the coming months.