MASTER'S DEGREE IN THE LEADERSHIP OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

Key Program Info

The master’s degree in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations focuses on building leadership and management skills for healthcare professionals with an emphasis on clinical process improvement. The program is designed to equip graduates with the advanced knowledge and skills that are essential for managing the escalating challenges in today’s competitive healthcare environment.

Key Program Information

Options for Pace of Study

1 Year Pace

Only possible depending on spring quarter schedule

Quarter Courses
Fall 202, 212, 215, 219
Winter 203, 204, 209, 217
Spring 206, 213, 214, 216, 218, 220
Summer 298
 
2 Year Pace
Year Quarter Courses
1st Year Fall 215, 219
  Winter 203, 204
  Spring 206, 213, 216
  Summer
2nd Year Fall  202, 212
  Winter 209, 217 
  Spring 214, 218, 220 
  Summer 298 
 
3 Year Pace
Year Quarter Courses
1st Year Fall 219
  Winter 203
  Spring 214, 216
  Summer
2nd Year Fall 212, 215
  Winter 204, 209
  Spring 206, 213
  Summer — 
3rd Year Fall 202
  Winter 217
  Spring 218, 220
  Fall 298

 

Independent Study Projects

Students may access the department library to review past Independent Study Projects to assist them in selecting a topic for their own personal research study.

Examples of Past Projects
  • “Healthcare Recruitment and Retention Strategies: Gaining a Competitive Advantage Through Understanding the Millennial Generation”
  • “The Nursing Workforce Shortage: Challenges and Opportunities in Recruiting Men to the Profession”
  • “Transforming Primary Care Delivery”
  • “The State Children’s Health Insurance Program: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review of State Enrollment and Expenditures”
  • “Practices to Resolve the Organ Donation Shortage in America”
  • “OSHA and Infection Control Compliance in a Volunteer Clinic Setting: the Effects of Training to Enforce Adherence to Standards”
  • “Improving Critical Care Patient Outcomes In Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Hospital of the Future’ Through Telemedicine”
  • “The Role of Corporate Medicine in Modern Health Care: Deconstructing the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine”
  • “Improving employee satisfaction and engagement’
  • “Automation in Laboratory Medicine: One Path to Improve Performance”
  • “Increased Incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease: U.S. Public Policy and R & D”
  • “Training Needs Assessment: Considerations for New Health Coaches”
LHCO New Student Demographics 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Number of New Enrollees         18         16         20        16        12         14         17
 
Profile of Enrollees
Male         8          3          6          3        3          5          5
Female       10        13        14        13        9          9        12
 
Age Range
60’s   1                                
50’s         1          4          1                 1         1         3
40’s         2          1          5         2         3         8         3
30’s         5          1          7         7         4         2         9
20’s         9        10          7         7         4         3         2
 
Education
BA/BS/BSN        13       12        13       13        8      11       9
MA/MS/ME                 1          4         1        2               3
PharmD/PhD/MD/DDS/MBBS          5         3          3         2        2        3       5                      
 
Background
Healthcare        11         12        18       13        11       12       16
Business          2           2          1         2          1         1         1
Student          2                           1                         
Other/Unknown        3           2          1                         1        
 
Ethnicity
White         1          9         9         8          4         9         5
Asian        2          1         4         3          2                4
Latino         1          1         2         3          2         1         6
Black         2                 1                 2         1         2
Middle Eastern         7          1         3         1          2         1        
Filipino/Pacific Islander         1          1         1                         1        
More than one race         4          3                1                 1          
 
Military Status
Active                          3                         1       2
Retired   1                 1        2                        1
               
International          7          3         4         2          3         1        3

 

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