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Master of

Health Care Leadership

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Master of Health Care Leadership You will learn… The Master of Health Care Leadership degree provides a broad-based instruction on the business of leading a health care organization or department. The coursework was developed by leaders in the health care industry and is specifically designed to encompass all phases of health care leadership. Management courses in the areas of personnel, medical practice operations, management information systems and finance emphasize their application in the health care industry. Additionally, instruction in leadership, law and ethics, marketing, and quality control explore the social and political elements facing health care today and provide tools to navigate the rapidly changing landscape.

With this degree, you can… This master’s degree prepares you for positions of professional leadership in the health care environment. Whether your interest is in clinic or hospital management, acute and long-term care, or a home health or hospice agency, this degree prepares you to effectively meet the challenges of your organization. Appropriate for the CEO career track, this program is perfect for professionals seeking director-level and management positions as well.

You will improve your skills by… Gain a well-rounded perspective on all business aspects of health care. Explore the managerial, organizational, legal, financial and political elements facing the industry today. Hone your leadership skills and move your team toward meeting the goals of your unit and your organization. Assess, analyze and strategically address issues unique to the health care industry. New skills and best practices will prepare you to be a successful leader in any health-care setting.

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FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Understanding theory and application of a broad range of business disciplines • Learning best practices and how to apply them in any business or industry • Developing critical thinking and reasoning skills • Becoming a more effective communicator • Learning from practiced and proven business leaders • One of three Kansas universities recognized by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network (HEN) for providing high quality curriculum in preparing students to take the board exam for fellowship

Students come from a variety of professions, including… • Allied health professions • Emergency medical service (fire, police, ambulance, paramedics, first response)

• Health care administration • Hospital non-nursing • Nursing • Pharmaceutical

The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning.

Apply now Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • One letter of recommendation • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international)

How to apply Apply online at or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

Where is the Master of Health Care Leadership offered? We offer adult-focused master’s degrees in Wichita, Topeka, greater Kansas City area and online. Not all courses and programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for more details.

How many credit hours will it take to complete the program? Each three-credit course is offered in an eight-week session, with on-campus courses meeting one night a week. The Master of Health Care Leadership degree requires 36 credit hours.

Is the program accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director.

“Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School

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Topeka Education Center 2820 S.W. Mission Woods Dr. | Topeka, Kansas 66614 785-272-9595 | 800-794-6945, ext. 4300 | Friends University does not discriminate against academically qualified students on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, (316) 295-5000. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604;; 1-800-621-7440.

Friends University Master of Health Care Leadership