Healthcare, one of the largest industries in this country, continues to grow relative to other countries. Due to this growth, the need for healthcare professionals with knowledge relating to healthcare operations is increasing. Currently, there are no MHA degree programs in the Greater Baton Rouge area, and in particular, none that are offered through distributed education. The MHA was developed in response to these needs and the College's Board of Trustees approved the program in April 2010. The MHA program accepted its first class in Fall 2011.
The purpose of the Health Administration program is to prepare students for rewarding careers as healthcare managers in a variety of settings. This program is intended for students who seek a career in inpatient, ambulatory, insurance, long-term care and many other health settings.
Upon completion of the program, students will be productive in areas such as acute care, primary care facilities, medical group practices, long-term care facilities, public health organizations, health insurance agencies, alternative delivery organizations, federal, state and local agencies, pharmaceutical and other related organizations.
Applicants to the MHA program must complete an application for Our Lady of the Lake College and fulfill all requirements of the program as listed below. Applications are due on or before July 15 for August class and on or before November 15 for the January class. Admission is via a competitive selection process.
The program consists of 46 credit hours.
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Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake College. The MHA program is crafted according to the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) requirements and will seek accreditation after its second class has graduated. CAHME's contact information is 2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 351-5010.