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Mount Marty To Offer Health Care Administration Emphasis for Fall 2013


Published Date4\12\2013
Responding to data from the United States Department of Labor which indicates that Health Care Administration is a career that is expected to grow much faster than average in the next ten years, Mount Marty College has added a health care administration emphasis to the business administration major. Beginning with the fall 2013 semester, students will be able to specialize in this field. Students at the junior level or lower will be eligible to enroll for the program.

Mount Marty College Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Bob Tereshinski, sensed it was an important component to add to the current curriculum. "During our recent updating and restructuring of the business administration program we were looking at ways to make it more appealing to today's students. The data that we looked at strongly supported this type of emphasis. We felt it would make our business graduates better prepared to enter this field of work."

Over the course of the business administration program updating process three emphasis areas have been added: Finance/Banking, Management, and now Health Care Administration. The new emphasis will require eighteen (18) credits of coursework to obtain and will include classes such as Introduction to Health Care Administration, Health Care Finance, Legal Issues in Health Care, Human Resource Management, and six (6) credit hours of internship. The courses will be offered in the classroom and online with the possibility of some of the courses being a combination of the two.

Tereshinski also adds that this is an exciting addition even for those that already have four year degrees. "This emphasis can also be beneficial as a stand-alone enhancement to non-degree seeking students. Professionals may already have a bachelor's degree and want to gain some knowledge in this field and by taking the eighteen credits they can do so."

The newly added health care administration emphasis will also result in new faculty being hired at Mount Marty. The search will look for two to three master degreed professionals.

"We have an extremely experienced professional pool that we can draw from right here in our region," added Tereshinski. "That is really where we'd like to pull our new adjunct faculty from. We will do our search over the summer and have those individuals in place for the fall term."

For more information on the Health Care Administration emphasis, please contact the Admissions Department at 605-668-1545 or visit www.mtmc.edu/academics/programs/bus.aspx.