Nebraska Methodist College to Offer Master's Program in Healthcare Operations Management

  • Date: September 13, 2012
  • Author: NMC Public Relations

Healthcare Operations Master's Degree NMC announced the launch of a new, master's level program that will prepare graduates for leadership and management roles in the healthcare industry.

Nebraska Methodist College - The Josie Harper Campus (NMC) announced the launch of a new, master's level program that will prepare graduates for leadership and management roles in the healthcare industry by focusing on the quality, productivity and efficiencies in the operations of a healthcare organization.

This new online Master of Science degree program will be taught by industry leaders and provides a unique delivery method in that all courses will be taught in 1-credit, 4-week modules that allows each student the flexibility to choose how many courses to take at a time and how quickly they complete the degree. The degree requires 32 total credit hours.

"Based on discussions with industrial partners in the Omaha area, we determined that there is a huge need for developing employees to lead and manage healthcare operations," said NMC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Paul Savory. "This degree is unlike other healthcare administration degrees in that it not only teaches a basis for management and leadership it also provides an application-based curriculum for managing the integration of people, processes and systems in a healthcare environment."

"We also feel it is important to structure the coursework to allow working professionals the flexibility to maintain their professional and personal lives as they advance their education."

The program will cover a number of themes, including: Leadership and Management, Healthcare Operations, Strategic Innovation, Healthcare Analytics, Healthcare Finance, Health Informatics, System Think and Risk Intelligence, Effective Communication Practices and Human Resource Management.

Sample courses from the curriculum include: Lean Strategies and Tools, Six Sigma for Healthcare, Healthcare Informatics, and Root Cause Analyses, among others.

NMC will begin accepting applications for the Healthcare Operations Management program in mid-October with coursework beginning in March 2013. For more information about admissions coursework and the program, visit www.methodistcollege.edu/healthcare-operations-management.

Established in 1891, Nebraska Methodist College- the Josie Harper Campus is a fully accredited, private health professions college. NMC, an affiliate of Methodist Health System, is one of the top 25 nursing and professional healthcare colleges in the nation. Located in Omaha, Neb. NMC offers certificate, undergraduate and graduate degrees with programs offered on campus and online.

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