Berkeley College Offers BS Degree in Health Services Management at New Jersey Campuses and Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2008
Contact: Ilene Lumpkin
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFERS
BS DEGREE IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
AT NEW JERSEY CAMPUSES AND ONLINE
Berkeley College is pleased to announce it has received approval from the New Jersey Presidents’ Council to offer a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Services Management. The new degree will be offered at the Garret Mountain, Paramus, Newark and Middlesex locations as well as through Berkeley College Online.
According to the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (2008-2009) the health services industry is one of the largest employment fields. The Department of Labor projects a 16 percent growth in employment opportunities for medical and health service managers through 2016. A 19 percent increase is projected for New Jersey.
“Offering a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Management at Berkeley’s New Jersey campuses is consistent with the College’s mission and long-standing commitment to provide quality, student-centered, professional education, especially in a field that is experiencing a shortage of personnel and is continuing to grow,” said Berkeley College Vice President Academic Affairs, New Jersey Campuses, Dr. Marianne Vakalis. “This program will produce graduates who have acquired broad-based business knowledge and technology skills to effectively and efficiently serve this increasingly complex field. Graduates will also be qualified for admission to graduate degree programs in Health Services Management or a related field.”
The Health Services Management curriculum includes required courses in Introduction to Health Services; Medical Terminology I and II; Ethical and Legal Aspects of Health Services; Management I and II; Computer Applications for Health Services; Research Methods for Health Services; Health Services Finance; Issues in Contemporary Health Services Management; and an Internship. Graduates with a BS degree in Health Services Management will be prepared to take on management roles in a variety of healthcare industries including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, as well as in private practices.
A leader in business education for 77 years, BerkeleyCollege currently maintains an enrollment of over 6,000 students, with more than 600 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey campuses located in West Paterson, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark; two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains; and an ExtensionCenter in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and its Corporate Learning Partnership program. All campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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