American Sentinel University, an accredited online university, is debuting its new Master of Business Administration Healthcare project-based programs designed to be responsive to the needs of working healthcare professionals who want to develop the practical business skills and management expertise needed to advance their careers, according to a news release.
The pilot program is approved by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. “American Sentinel’s MBA Healthcare is an outstanding example of a project-based program designed to prepare students and employers for the future,” Leah Matthews, executive director at the DEAC, said in the release. “American Sentinel exemplifies excellence in teaching and learning through quality faculty, seasoned academic coaches and flexible, innovative learning outcomes which are aligned to provide the forward-thinking and effective management skills business executives need to lead healthcare into the 21st century.”
Students in the self-directed program can complete four projects at a rate that fits their learning needs and experience. “A focused professional that works faster than average can complete their MBA in less than 12 months,” Rick Oliver, PhD, founder and CEO of American Sentinel University, said in the release. “The project-based program offers serious professionals the shortest and most economical path (under $15,000) to earn a meaningful, accredited degree that can help them address a business need in their company, bring a comprehensive healthcare solution to market or enhance their career to move into a senior management position.”
Students use current, real-world problems as a subject to complete four market-value projects that demonstrate their mastery of the knowledge, skills, values attitudes and tools needed to lead in today’s healthcare industry. Projects include organization analysis, marketing plan, organizational performance improvement plan and strategic implementation plan.
The program offers students an extensive network of faculty coaches, subject matter experts, a student success adviser and healthcare peers to help them master skills and complete their degrees. Upon completion, each student will have an electronic market-quality portfolio to present to current and future employers and showcase their mastery of their knowledge.
“The value that our MBA Healthcare project-based program brings to a student and their employer is quite significant,” Oliver said in the release. “Our faculty coaches and subject matter experts have been carefully chosen for their abundance of practical healthcare and business knowledge to provide students with a rich array of expertise relevant to developing their integrated healthcare and business-focused competencies.”
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