Dowling Launches Suffolk's First Healthcare MBA Program
Addressing the education requirements of a growing number of health care industry executive positions on Long Island, Dowling College has announced a new MBA program in Healthcare Management commencing during the Fall 2006 semester.
Although other institutions in Suffolk County offer graduate programs with a health care emphasis, none award an MBA, according to Dr. Linda Ardito, Provost of Dowling College. "This new program is designed to enable students to excel in a highly technical and heavily regulated professional area, which is forecasted to grow substantially here on Long Island over the next decade and beyond," Dr. Ardito said.
Dowling's new MBA program is the second new health care program the College has debuted in the past year, following on the heels of the January 2006 start of a Bachelor of Arts degree program in the fast-growing field of gerontology.
A recent economic survey conducted by Long Island Business News reports that 14% growth is expected in the health care industry on Long Island, which has 26 hospitals, five managed care facilities and 84 nursing homes and related agencies employing over 70,000 people. "This extremely large segment of the Long Island economy requires the graduate level education this new program will provide," noted Dr. Albert E. Donor, President of Dowling College.
"Certainly there is a growing need for well educated executives to fill positions in health care organizations across Long Island. Having been involved in the process of formulating the curriculum of Dowling College's MBA in Healthcare Management, I am confident the graduates of this program will be prepared to meet the demands of our industry," commented Michael Nolan, President & CEO of Southside Hospital. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to tap into such a conveniently located, premier educational resource."
Dowling's MBA program in Healthcare Management consists of 36 credit hours including six new courses that cover health care specific topics in the areas of delivery systems, finance, law, public policy, and medical ethics. Also included are five core business courses in the areas of financial management, managerial economics, fund accounting, marketing management and information technology systems.
The overall objective of the program is to provide students with a foundation in health care management, finance and delivery systems. Students will learn to apply fundamental health care management concepts in the realm of real world, unstructured decision-making situations. Students will also gain an understanding of how financial, ethical and social consequences of a rapidly changing and diverse global economic environment effect health care related issues.
Graduates of the program can aspire to such executive positions within the health care industry as CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, and Executive Directors of hospitals and managed care organizations. Additional information may be obtained by calling Dowling's Office of Admissions at 631-244-3030.
About Dowling College
Dowling College is an independent, coeducational college that serves more than 6,500 students at
its historic Rudolph Campus on the banks of the Connetquot River in Oakdale, NY, and the 105-acre
Brookhaven Campus in eastern Long Island and a business center located near the Nassau-Suffolk
border in Melville. Dowling offers Bachelor′s, Master′s, and Doctoral degrees in several
disciplines through its four schools: Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Education.