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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

Abilene Christian University to launch Master of Healthcare Administration program - MyFoxZone.com KIDY

Abilene Christian University to launch Master of Healthcare Administration program - MyFoxZone.com KIDY


Abilene Christian University to launch Master of Healthcare Administration program - MyFoxZone.com KIDY

Posted: 08 Jun 2021 01:36 PM PDT

The program is completed entirely online and will begin in August.

ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program - Master of Healthcare Administration - beginning in August.

The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills.

"This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand our degree offerings in the growing healthcare sector. This program will provide healthcare professionals with the ability to gain new expertise and achieve their career and educational goals," Dr. Stephen Johnson, vice president and chief administrative officer for ACU Online, said in a press release.

The M.H.A. is completed entirely online, consisting of short seven-week courses with multiple start dates throughout the year. The curriculum focuses on leadership, relationship management, knowledge of the healthcare environment and administrative skills specific to the evolving industry.

"The breadth of roles available to healthcare managers is extensive and the need for talented individuals in the industry continues to grow," Dr. Meghan Hope, program director for ACU's M.H.A., said in the release. "The addition of an online master's degree provides a new avenue for ACU to prepare community leaders to face modern-day challenges in healthcare."

Upon program completion, healthcare administrators, also called medical and health services managers or healthcare executives, will plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services.

ACU's baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

For more information on the M.H.A., visit acu.edu/master-of-healthcare-administration.

Health Administration Online Degrees: Stanbridge University's Online Education - Village Voice

Posted: 07 Jun 2021 03:17 PM PDT

When it comes to health administration online degrees, Stanbridge University offers some of the best and most time-efficient online healthcare admin degrees available today. With Stanbridge University's 100% online, easy-to-use Edverum platform, you can learn and further your career without putting your life on hold.

Take your clinical skills to the next level with a flexible, 100% online career-elevating healthcare administration degree from one of California's top-rated universities. Stanbridge University's  BHA online program and MHA online program fully supports working healthcare professionals like you, to feel confident in taking the next step in your career goals.

What is a BHA? A Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, Stanbridge University's BHA online program prepares healthcare professionals to enter management and administrative leadership careers in hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare organizations. With a strong focus on AI, machine learning, and public health, this health administration online degree takes your career to the next level.

Do you have your associate's degree? Bridge the gap to a master's degree in your field or continue through to the online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree and elevate your career potential. You'll prepare for real-world challenges with guest lectures from local and global executives in leading acute-care hospitals, rehabilitative care, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living for unique perspectives and real-world scenarios. Learn more at www.stanbridge.edu/program/bha.

What is a MHA? MHA stands for Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. Stanbridge University's MHA online degree program prepares working professionals to level up to executive, senior-level management, and leadership roles in hospitals, corporate medical systems, outpatient clinics, long-term care facilities, community-based healthcare organizations, and government agencies. Students will apply business administration and management skills such as strategic planning, financial management, global and community health issues, and information systems within the healthcare industry.

Step up to make the biggest impact on patient care in a career-elevating, business and management degree for the healthcare industry. The MHA online program helps working healthcare professionals like you, take on new challenges for the greater good. With Stanbridge University's MHA program, you can complete your master's degree in 13-14 months, realizing your career goals sooner rather than later. Learn more at www.stanbridge.edu/program/mha.

Even if you are already a qualified COTA, PTA, LVN or RVT graduate, a BHA or MHA degree can help you take your career to new heights, preparing you for high-paying, high-reward occupations that require advanced degrees. In fact, a BHA is a stepping-stone to your MHA itself, preparing you for the real-world challenges of upper education.

By obtaining one or two online healthcare admin degrees, you elevate your career with the opportunity to enter management roles such as healthcare administrator, director of business development, healthcare executive director, healthcare practice manager, chief nursing officer, director of risk management, director of patient safety, and even vice president of a medical facility.

To learn more about pursuing an advanced degree in healthcare administration, visit www.stanbridge.edu.

U of M School of Public Health and Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies collaborate on unique Certificate in Healthcare Management for Behavioral Health - UMN News

Posted: 08 Jun 2021 05:00 AM PDT

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The University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies have come together to offer a new higher education opportunity for behavioral health professionals. 

Building on their strengths, these two respected Minnesota institutions have created the Certificate in Healthcare Management for Behavioral Health, a 10-month program to address the growing need for leaders in behavioral health. It's one of the only programs of its kind in the U.S. and is designed exclusively for professionals with two or more years of experience working in the field. It will begin in January 2022.

Depression, general anxiety and deaths due to alcohol and other drugs have been rising in the U.S., with an increase in all areas during the pandemic. Behavioral health leadership is, and will continue to be, essential to best serve people in crisis and with ongoing needs.

"The School of Public Health is extremely pleased that we can collaborate with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School to offer this certificate," said Ryan Armbruster, senior fellow in the School of Public Health and director of the certificate program. "Increasing the opportunity for all people to be healthy is the focus of our school and we can now help contribute to their behavioral and mental health in a new and meaningful way."

The Certificate in Healthcare Management for Behavioral Health will provide skills in human resources and managing a practice, a deeper understanding of the larger U.S. healthcare system and its finances and leadership training. Instructors from the School of Public Health and Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School who are leaders in the fields of research, education and behavioral health will teach classes.

Details of the Certificate in Healthcare Management for Behavioral Health include:

  • Exclusive program with 20-30 students
  • Fully online, 10-month program with five courses and 12 credits
  • The University of Minnesota is the certificate-granting institution
  • Easy application process with only a bachelor's degree required and no GRE, testing, or interviews needed for admission
  • 10 of the 12 graduate-level credits can be applied to the Master's Degree in Health Administration (MHA) at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, a program ranked No. 2 in the country

"Behavioral health is an expanding area of health care, driven by escalating needs in our communities and a growing recognition that people deserve the same kind of high-quality care for substance use and mental health conditions as they get for other illnesses," said Valerie Slaymaker, Ph.D., chief academic officer and provost of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. "We are grateful to collaborate with the University of Minnesota School of Public Health to develop leaders for this vital sector in the health care ecosystem."

Learn more about the Certificate in Healthcare Management for Behavioral Health.

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