Individuals interested in pursuing administrative roles in the health care industry will find a suitable educational program in the Master of Science in Health Care Administration as offered by Grand Canyon University Online. Graduates are expected to be fully equipped to perform as middle and upper-level managers in health care organizations while serving as innovative change agents and leaders who can facilitate organization improvement and adaptation within the industry. Possible career positions are opened in various work environments including hospitals, outpatient facilities, mental health agencies, long-term care facilities, insurance companies and other related organizations.
Total program length is forty-eight (48) credits. Required courses include Foundations for Success in Graduate Study of Health Sciences, Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care, Analysis of Contemporary Health Care Delivery Models, Health Care Policies and Economics, Health Care Research Methods/ Analysis and Utilization, Leadership Styles and Development, Organizational Structure/Dynamics and Effectiveness, Essential Health Care Business Analyses, Human Resource Management and Marketing Communication Strategies, Business/Project Plan Evaluation and Development, Health Care Innovation, and Evidence-Based Research Project. Some foundational courses may be waived upon presentation of completed courses with equivalent content with grades of B- or better subject to evaluation by the Admissions Office.
Applicants must be US citizens, licensed health care professionals and have earned a Bachelor’s degree. Participants are given the opportunity to learn the principles behind the recognition, analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas associated with occupations in the health care industry. The required evidence-based research project will help students focus on addressing and resolving problems through research-based intervention.