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Master of Health Care Leadership - Lenexa
 

The Master of Healthcare Leadership was the first master's-level degree specifically directed at leadership in healthcare administration in Wichita.

The program will prepare students for responsible positions of professional leadership in the healthcare environment. The coursework was developed by leaders in the healthcare industry and specifically designed to encompass all phases of healthcare leadership, including acute and long-term care, clinic and hospital management, and home health and hospice agencies. Students will complete 12 courses over a two-year period, attending class one night a week.

Information from various sources - including The Wall Street Journal, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the U.S. Bureau of Statistics, the Kansas Job Vacancy Survey, InformationWeek, the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition and the Wichita Eagle – recognizes healthcare as a growing industry. Some of the reasons for this growth include advances and changes in technology, managed health plans, issues related to aging, physician and hospital ventures, and other areas. Nationally, healthcare providers are recognizing the majority of middle- to upper-level managers as highly skilled clinicians, with limited financial, management and leadership skills. The industry as a whole is demanding more efficiency, including increased regulations. The curriculum was constructed with recommendation from many of the region's healthcare providers. The instructors include full-time faculty members at Friends University who have healthcare experience, as well as full-time practitioners in various disciplines in the healthcare industry.

If you would like to progress in the healthcare industry, this program will assist in developing the leadership skills necessary. Although appropriate for the CEO career track, this program accommodates professionals aspiring for director-level positions as well. The last module consists of an internship where you will experience firsthand a topic of study you find most interesting.

Program offered is a Master Degree.

 
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Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2005, Friends University was accepted into the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a voluntary alternative process for maintaining accreditation by infusing the principles, practices and benefits of continual improvement into the University's culture.

Additionally, several of Friends University's programs are accredited by specific accrediting bodies:

  • Friends University's Carnegie classification is Masters L.
  • The Friends University Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The requirements for entrance and for graduation are in accordance with the published regulations of the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • The Teacher Education program at Friends University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation includes the undergraduate and graduate levels of professional education programs offered at the institution. In addition, the education programs at Friends University are approved by the Kansas State Department of Education.
  • The Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).