California State University, East Bay
College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
M.S. Health Care Administration
M.S. in Health Care Administration
The MS-HCA program seeks to develop professionals who understand how to manage non-profit, for-profit, and voluntary health care organizations in effective and innovative ways. The program focuses on the need for health care administrators to be continuous learners, critical thinkers, and ethical practitioners by recognizing the multiply-constructed nature of human, social, and organizational realities and the complex relationships between the system of health providers and the needs of the community.
Students will take a comprehensive look at the role of health care in society, including a critical look at the managed care model, the need for client-centered models, alternative medical models, and the development of healthy organizations and communities. Courses integrate theory with pratical application to help students acquire the analytical skills needed to explore new models of health care delivery and organizational design, and the leadership skills needed to discover and implement creative solutions to problems in the current healthcare system.
The program is designed for people who:
have achieved a management position but now wish to develop background in the study of management
are working in health care and seeking to advance their career to a position in health care managment
lack prior health care experience but want to prepare for a management position in this challenging industry.
Health Care Administration Curriculum Content:
Critical understanding of the organization, financing and delivery of health services with a primary focus on sustainable health care delivery practices;
Development of skills in economic, financial, policy, and quantitative analysis;
Understanding of the values and ethical issues associated with the practice of health services administration, and the development of skills in ethical analysis.;
Assessment and understanding of the of the health status of populations; determinants of health and illness and factors influencing the use of health services; the social construction of health and illness; and, the relationship between health and community.
Knowledge and skills for favorable positioning of organizations in the current health services environment and for ongoing assessment of organizational performance.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 48 quarter units
In State Tuition (per year): 5000 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 11000 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999