JBU Announces a Health Emphasis in Organizational Management

Siloam Springs, Ark. (December 8, 2008) — John Brown University’s Graduate and Professional Studies is now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management (OM) with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration (HCA). The emphasis in HCA was developed in response to a growing demand for people with business and administrative skills in an expanding healthcare industry. Upon graduation, students will have acquired the business competencies needed in the management of medical centers, clinics, insurance carriers, and ancillary healthcare facilities. Students on the OM-HCA degree track learn effective business principles, develop organizational management skills, and complete a total of 55 semester hours within a year and a half. Those students who complete the OM-HCA degree will have met the requirements for the degree track which include: 42 hours in Organizational Management and a focus on HCA with 12 hours of concentrated Healthcare Administration course work, and one hour summative portfolio course in HCA. All OM-HCA classes are offered in a hybrid environment combining classroom and online coursework. Requirements for the degree provide a thorough understanding of business and healthcare, as well as a strategic overview of healthcare administration principles and practices. The classroom sessions will be held at all three John Brown University centers including Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Rogers. For eligibility, students must be 23 years or older, have 60 hours of college credit or an associate’s degree and have two or more years of work experience. The Organizational Management-Health Care Emphasis is the newest program to be offered at the JBU Centers. Contact JBU at 866-BE-A-GRAD or online at www.jbu.edu for more information.

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