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To cultivate and prepare tomorrow's leaders for the challenges of an evolving healthcare industry with exceptional management and leadership attributes, responsive decision-making, and in-depth knowledge.
To serve as a national benchmark for education in leadership and healthcare management.
The Health Sciences and Management department has adopted a competency-based curriculum, based on the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Competencies Assessment Tool and the Healthcare Leadership Alliance HLA Competency Directory.
The Health Management program, which was established in 1996 by the Board of Trustees of Howard University, offers the Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences for Health Management majors. The four-year baccalaureate curriculum is designed to prepare students to perform executive management tasks with the goals of achieving a lifelong career in a wide variety of organizations that deliver health care services, as well as pursue advanced degree in health and business related graduate schools nationally and internationally.
Graduates of the program are prepared to assume management roles in such organizations as hospitals, long term care facilities, managed care organizations, health insurance agencies, and health departments. In addition, upon successful completion of the program the graduates will be equipped to pursue graduate programs in health administration, public health, and other related graduate studies.
The Health Management program is certified as a full member of the American University programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The Health Management program has continued its full-membership and certification since 2003. AUPHA is a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies Health Administration programs located in schools and colleges in the United States.