As Jacksonville University continues to expand the learning and career opportunities afforded by its interdisciplinary approach to academic programming, it is pleased to announce the creation of a doctorate-level degree track designed for aspiring healthcare leaders. The Doctor of Business Administration in healthcare leadership is the result of a partnership between the university’s Davis College of Business and Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. This professional program will prepare business leaders to approach problems in new ways with high-level training in real-world research and analysis within the healthcare industry.
While rapid growth in the healthcare field has led to an increased need for medical personnel, it has also led to a greater demand for qualified administrators who can apply business principles to healthcare administration and the delivery of health services. The DBA in healthcare leadership at Jacksonville University was designed with this in mind and is an ideal program for healthcare professionals seeking the additional credentials necessary to advance their careers.
“The Davis College of Business is thrilled to collaborate with the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences to bring students a distinguished and highly dynamic degree that will successfully launch them into today’s marketplace,” said Dr. Barbara Ritter, dean of the Davis College of Business. “This exciting opportunity is in perfect alignment with our mission to empower students by delivering high-quality and relevant curriculum to achieve sustainable career success.
As one of the only programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Jacksonville University’s DBA in healthcare leadership adheres to a high standard that is evident in its curriculum and faculty. Doctorate-level faculty are highly qualified academic scholars who continuously publish academic research and have studied at elite national institutions.
Jacksonville University’s Davis College is also an affiliate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education. This affiliation further ensures a focus on excellence and innovation in the DBA in healthcare leadership program.
“The synergy between our Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences and our Davis College of Business will produce graduates in the program who are innovative, ethical thought leaders committed to healthcare improvement in their communities and at the global level,” said Dr. Teri Chenot, department chair for the university’s healthcare quality and safety programs.
Candidates with a master’s degree can choose from two differentiated career tracks: academic, designed for transition to higher education; and professional, designed to help candidates solve real-world problems in their current organizations. Students can start in the fall or the spring and have the option of choosing a traditional dissertation, a major consulting project or a series of research papers.
Classes are designed for working professionals and are offered once a month on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Jacksonville University’s beautiful riverfront campus. Candidates may choose to attend class in-person or online.
To apply for the Doctor of Business Administration in healthcare leadership, candidates can submit an application online. Additional coursework is required for applicants without a master’s degree.