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March 16, 2012

SNHU Introduces Online Degree in Healthcare Administration

Southern New Hampshire University recently launched a new online Master of Science Management in Healthcare Administration degree for healthcare professionals seeking advanced management, executive leadership and administrative positions in their field. SNHU is a private, non-profit institution.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobs in healthcare sector in the U.S. are supposed to increase by 16 percent to 22 percent through 2018. In 2011, 300,000 new healthcare jobs were created. According to Eduventures, an educational research and consulting firm, 14 million individuals in the U.S. are employed in healthcare. 

The new MSM in Healthcare Administration, a 36-credit online degree program, offers high competitive tuition with several nationally-recognized programs. It can be completed in less than two years with two courses per term. The course comprises of a set of core management, specialty healthcare and elective courses tailored for current and future healthcare professionals.

"The management and leadership challenges faced by health care professionals today are profound and complex," said SNHU President Paul J. LeBlanc. "Our MSM in Healthcare Administration combines the expertise we have as the largest business school in the state with our industry-leading online platform and support to give working professionals the management tools they need for success. Moreover, we do it in a way that fits a busy life and a tight budget."

According to a press release, the degree also includes five core courses that provide an overview of business principals, such as financial management, human resource management, organizational dynamics, governance, strategic planning, marketing, information management, project management, risk management and quality improvement.

The online MSM degree in Healthcare Administration features five healthcare specialty courses focused on risk and quality management in healthcare, healthcare policy and practice, healthcare finance, informatics and legal issues in healthcare.

Edited by Braden Becker

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