SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The increasing demands for high-quality healthcare at manageable costs are driving the need for business leaders and clinicians to work collaboratively and think across disciplines to improve outcomes. To help meet these demands, Bryant University will launch the new online Innovative Healthcare Leadership (IHcL) Graduate Certificate program on March 13 with an orientation that begins February 20. The program complements the University’s programs in the School of Health Sciences, including the Physician Assistant program, which welcomed its first class in 2014, and the recently launched Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences.
"Bryant University has taken a cutting-edge perspective on the interdisciplinary nature of business education and healthcare.”
“As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, Bryant University has taken a cutting-edge perspective on the interdisciplinary nature of business education and healthcare,” says Bryant University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Glenn M. Sulmasy, JD, LL.M. “This program builds on nearly 160 years of excellence in business education, and a commitment to leading in the healthcare sector through innovation and meeting emerging market demands.”
“Healthcare professionals need to stay informed and be current with the latest trends in the business of healthcare."
“Healthcare professionals need to stay informed and be current with the latest trends in the business of healthcare, and must also develop the skills to lead and create innovative solutions to the most complex challenges,” says Madan Annavarjula, Ph.D., Dean of Bryant’s College of Business. “This program is another step forward to help prepare healthcare leaders of tomorrow who make a difference in the lives of individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the country.”
Fast-growing growing sector
The healthcare industry is currently almost 18 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the healthcare and social assistance sector is projected to add the most new jobs over the next decade. Six out of 10 of the fastest growing jobs are related to healthcare.
“If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is how important healthcare management is in the world today.”
“If this pandemic has taught us anything, it is how important healthcare management is in the world today,” adds Diya Das, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Business. “Bryant’s Innovative Healthcare Leadership curriculum prepares emerging professionals and clinicians to be at the forefront of business and management of healthcare now and in the future.”
The IHcL Graduate Certificate provides an important resource for professionals looking enter the healthcare industry, those looking to enhance their capabilities across the clinical and business spectrum, or individuals considering a Professional MBA as a path to career growth.
Graduates will gain a solid foundation in leadership, creative thinking, and best practices in the business of healthcare. Through this four-course curriculum – Innovative Healthcare Leadership and Design Thinking; Innovative Practice Management; Healthcare Law and Ethics; and the Business of Healthcare – students will apply a design thinking approach to the study and analysis of the challenges facing the industry. Each 10-week course is designed to be immediately applicable.
Path to a Bryant Professional MBA online
Earning this Certificate will provide a competitive advantage for health care professionals – both clinicians and adminstrators – who want to enter or advance in their fields. Graduates of the IHcL program have the option of “stacking” the Graduate Certificate courses to earn Bryant’s Professional MBA Online degree.
For 158 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Located on a contemporary campus in Smithfield, R.I., Bryant enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate students from 38 states and 49 countries. Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, College Factual, and Barron's. Visit https://www.bryant.edu/.