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WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
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COLLEGE CHOICE RANKS BERKELEY AS A TOP ONLINE COLLEGE FOR BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
Online programs offered in Health Services Management, and Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
College Choice, a website that helps students and their families find the right colleges, recently published its 2016 ranking of colleges for online degrees in health administration, and Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, ranked 14th on the list. The story also was published in NJBIZ online.
Michael McDonough, DMH, Chair, Health Services Administration, Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business®, said, “The interest in professional careers in healthcare remains strong. More than 11 percent of students at Berkeley College are enrolled in health-related programs, and nearly 10 percent of our 2016 graduating class earned their degrees in this field.”
Berkeley College’s programs in health services administration familiarizes students with the expanding health services industry and provides them with the important business and technology skills critical to success in this increasingly complex business. Curricula, grounded in business administration and technology, explore the operations and challenges of organizations delivering and supporting health services.
Berkeley’s programs help prepare students for careers in health administration, such as office managers in medical practices; department managers in hospitals; site administrators at ambulatory care centers; administrative staff in outreach and preventive service areas and in central offices of government and nonprofit health programs; and administrative staff in rehabilitation and long term nursing centers.
“With the flexible schedule and the ability to go to class wherever there’s an internet connection, it has never been a better time to start thinking about moving up to an administrative role,” said Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice.
The Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies offers the MBA in Management program online and onsite in Woodland Park, NJ.
“In the Berkeley College MBA program, students who are employed in the healthcare field are discovering that the concepts and analytical techniques taught in their graduate courses are directly applicable to their roles as clinicians and health services administrators,” said Chris W. Grevesen, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies. “Rewarding employment opportunities for MBAs exist not only in hospitals, but also in e-health firms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, nursing management organizations and medical consultancies.”
The Berkeley College MBA in Management degree provides health service professionals with the broad-based business and leadership skills needed for potential career advancement in the rapidly changing healthcare sector. Some of the career paths include hospital administration, project management, medical practice management, supply chain management and health informatics.
CollegeChoice.net publishes rankings and reviews and other resources that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,300 students – including more than 700 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers a Master of Business Administration degree in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, both for the third consecutive year. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption: LaToya Trowers-Bell, EdD, Health Sciences, Larry L. Luing School of Business, established the Health Services Administration Club in 2013 to deliver mentoring and other opportunities beyond the classroom. Working as part of a team, the Health Services Administration Club facilitates relevant community service opportunities. While academic grades are imperative for job applications and career success, research has shown that many employers also look for well-rounded candidates who participate in extra-curricular activities that promote personal and professional development.
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