Health care administration is one of the most important and exciting areas of business and public policy. California State University Long Beach is one of just nine U.S. universities with both fully accredited graduate and undergraduate health administration programs. The graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME) and the undergraduate program is a fully certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
CSULB's Department of Health Care Administration is among the nation's top business graduate schools for physician executives ranked by Modern Healthcare magazine (2012). We're also very proud that our graduate student team won the 2004 and 2006 College Bowl regional academic competition sponsored by the Health Care Executives of Southern California, and placed second the past six years.
The CSULB Department of Health Care Administration's faculty includes both academic scholars and industry executives from leading Southern California organizations. We also have an active student health professional association, a dedicated HCA Alumni Network, and a dynamic and involved advisory board whose members represent many of the leading health care organizations in Southern California.
Read more in the 2012 HCA newsletter.
Over the years, the Health Care Administration (HCA) Department has crafted innovative academic programs to meet a variety of student educational needs. All of these programs have one common goal - to train the next generation of health care leaders. Our nationally ranked Master of Science-Accelerated Program accepts individuals who are interested in senior leadership of health care organizations. The Traditional Master’s Program allows applicants to improve their knowledge and skills on a part time basis. The Bachelor of Science program admits individuals who are considering entry to the health administration field. It can also be a degree completion program for people working in health care with AA degrees or technical training. Lastly, we have a joint program with the Nursing Department (MSN/MSHCA) that prepares nurses for administrative positions, and plans for a certificate program in risk management.
This is an exciting time for healthcare managers. The field needs talented people to fill existing and newly created positions who will be challenged by rapidly changing health care system. Future healthcare executives have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to their organizations, and ultimately to their communities where they serve and work. I am confident that our graduates will have a significant role in health care organizations and government, making a difference in the U.S. health care system.
Tony Sinay, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Health Care Administration
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard Mailstop 4903 Long Beach, CA 90840-4903
Phone: (562) 985-5694
Fax: (562) 985-5886
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Please note that hours are subject to change during the summer months and winter/spring breaks.
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