2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 62 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Robert W. Plaster School of Business Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration Purpose Statement The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration will uniquely position candidates to evaluate and improve healthcare systems. The certificate program will allow students to gain knowledge of healthcare systems, healthcare policy, quality management in healthcare, and how to evaluate ethical issues in healthcare, all within a distinctively biblical worldview. Values • Excellence – adhering to the highest standards in ethical and moral behavior. Providing continuous quality goods and services using processes that are customer-focused. Applying biblical wisdom and discernment in everyday business interactions. • Missional Purpose – recognizing that our purpose is to serve Christ and minister to others. Reflecting godliness as salt and light in a business world. Edifying others who we interact with on a daily basis. • Stewardship – using our talents, skills, money, and time recognizing that they originate from God and are for use in His purposes. Making decisions that reflect the diversity of stakeholders in ways that bring glory to God. • Servant’s Heart – an attitude of humbly serving God and our fellowman with compassion in the business setting. Showing mercy and grace in business relationships, which reflects God’s love for us. Program Objectives Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration are equipped to: • Evaluate the quality of a healthcare system. • Create an appropriate solution to improve the quality of a healthcare system. • Develop a biblical perspective of healthcare and healthcare systems. Program Delivery Cedarville University has designed the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration to be flexible and responsive to student needs. Courses are offered in fully online seven-week sessions. Graduate online course content will be available for student access one week prior to the start of the course. Course Requirements Course requirements involve a minimum of 12 semester hours including: HLCA-6300 Healthcare Systems....................................................3 HLCA-6310 Healthcare Policy and Data Analysis. .........................3 HLCA-6320 Quality Management in Healthcare............................3 HLCA-6700 Ethical Issues in Healthcare.......................................3 Accreditation In addition to University accreditation listed in the Accreditation section of this catalog, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Admission Standards Cedarville University invites applications to the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration from candidates who have received a degree from a regionally accredited or otherwise approved university, who are able to present strong academic records, and who have a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Each candidate's application will be reviewed on an individual basis. In addition to the general admission requirements listed in the Graduate Admissions section of this catalog, students must meet the following requirements: • Meet all program prerequisites. Applicants not meeting program prerequisites or admissions standards may be considered for conditional admission to the program. • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Conditional acceptance may be offered in some cases when the overall grade point average is at least a 2.0. Specific conditions will be decided by the MBA Admissions committee. • Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may be required for those with a grade point average below 2.75. Some exceptions are made on an individual basis. The GRE is an acceptable alternative. • Computer proficiency and ability to take courses in an online environment. • Recommendations from a church leader and professional colleague. Recommendations from personal friends or family members will not be accepted. Admission Process and Timeframe Applicants should follow specific admission criteria found in the Admissions section of the graduate catalog. Application decisions are generally made by the graduate program leadership in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business within two weeks after an admission application is completed. Graduate Admissions will notify applicants of the admission decision. Tuition and Fees Tuition cost for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration for the 2023–24 academic year is $680 per semester hour. Audit is $340 per semester hour. Financial Aid Healthcare administration courses completed for the graduate certificate, as a nondegree program, are not eligible for federal or state aid. However, students may qualify for personal loans to pay for this program. Healthcare administration courses completed for the MBA degree program may be eligible for federal and state aid. For more information, contact Financial Aid.