WHY STUDY HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION?
MBC’s Health Care Administration Program distinctions:
- only endowed undergraduate program of its type in the United States and Canada
- one of only 46 programs fully certified by Association of University Programs in Health Administration
- oldest undergraduate health care administration program in Virginia (1989)
- sponsors an active student club for individuals interested in health care issues
Why major in Health Care Administration?
- a great variety in faculty (health care administration, political science, economics, business administration, sociology, strategic leadership, anthropology, biology), all well trained with a high level of experience in their respective fields
- maintains an interdisciplinary nature while still having a “home” of its own
- combines the best of a fine liberal arts education with a professional course of study and a required hands-on internship
- strong and varied interdisciplinary curriculum with courses in health care administration, business administration, sociology, and anthropology — cross listed HCA courses with political science, philosophy, biology, and economics
- courses stress development of analytical and problem-solving skills as well as research, oral, computational, and written skills
- in-depth coverage of health care issues, policies, practices, settings, and those who deliver and manage the care
- great networking through the Health Care Administration Advisory Council, guest speakers, conferences, the Carpenter Lecture, internships, and research projects with contacts at the local, state, national, and international levels
- camaraderie with others with a passion for helping others and service to the community
- appropriate internship in a long term care facility under a state approved preceptor means one can sit for the long term care administrator’s license in VA
- excellent job prospects
- more than 280 graduates at work in hospitals, nursing homes, government agencies, insurance companies, schools, etc.
- excellent track record at entrance into top graduate and law schools, medical and nursing schools, health related programs, etc.
- a springboard for graduate work in medical and allied health fields, health care, public or business administration, political science, or law
- solid track record of employers contacting the program to recruit new hires and graduate programs contacting to recruit students