The Master of Science in Health Care Administration is designed to provide students with the professional knowledge and the management skills necessary to be effective and socially responsible leaders in regional, national, and global health services systems. The program seeks to develop in its students an essential understanding of the healthcare delivery systems and services, the factors that influence the healthcare environment, the appropriate healthcare management and research skills, and the professional competencies that are pertinent in today's healthcare environment.

The William G. McGowan School of Business Mission Statement

The William G. McGowan School of Business seeks to develop in its students the professional knowledge and skills needed to function successfully in the dynamic environments of business with a commitment to exercising their professional responsibilities in an ethical and socially responsible manner in a global marketplace.

To achieve its Mission, the William G. McGowan School of Business:

  • Draws primarily traditional undergraduate students from the Mid-Atlantic region and students for the specialized master's degree in Health Care Administration regionally, nationally and globally and supports the educational tradition of the Congregation of Holly Cross in educating both the hearts and mind of students.
  • Faculty provides a vital component in achieving our student centered learning goals through teaching, scholarship, and service activities.
  • Faculty maintains proficiency in their fields and teaching through pedagogical and applied research and by sharing their business expertise in private, public, and philanthropic endeavors.

The William G. McGowan School of Business Vision Statement

The William G. McGowan School of Business seeks to be a leader in undergraduate business education in the Catholic tradition in the Middle Atlantic Region and in specialized graduate health care administration education, in the Catholic tradition, regionally, nationally, and globally.

The McGowan School of Business Values Statement

As an institution founded in the Holly Cross tradition of service to the underserved, King's College continues to educate students with a wide range of socio-economic, intellectual, and religious backgrounds. Accepting the charge of carrying on the Holly Cross tradition, we, as the faculty of the McGowan School of Business, seek to instill in our students values of:

  • Professionalism, demonstrated in the both the quality of their work and in commitment to their clients' interests;
  • Integrity, formation of students in the practices of academic and personal honesty at King's College forms students lives of integrity beyond the campus;
  • Civility, appreciation for diversity and the true spirit of collaboration based on a commitment to the fair, accurate, non-violent expression and working out of differences; and
  • Service, an understanding of and commitment to accountability and civic responsibility aimed towards the common good.

M.S. in Health Care Administration Program Learning Goals

Health services providers and systems recognize that the path to success as a health care professional requires complimentary skills in many areas of the profession. Through the William G. McGowan School of Business Assurance of Learning Program, its students are expected to achieve a genuine integration of liberal, management and professional health care education, and to be prepared for success in the competitive global marketplace.

The William G. McGowan School of Business insists that its students see how diverse subject matters interrelate; that its students think and communicate clearly about principles, rather than merely repeat them; that its students understand the context and evolution of their disciplines; that business and health care administration courses are complementary to and an extension of a liberal education. In order to achieve these outcomes, the School of Business has identified the following learning goals for its specialized Health Care Administration program.

  • A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be an effective communicator.
    Learning Objectives: We want our students to be able to:
    • Prepare and properly deliver a complete, concise presentation related to health care administration.
    • Prepare and properly format a complete, concise document related to health care administration.
  • A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be a problem solver.
    Learning Objectives: We want our students to be able to:
    • Identify and analyze alternatives and recommend a course of action in unstructured health care administration problems.
  • A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be ethically and socially responsible.
    Learning Objectives: We want our students to be able to:
    • Stand up for what they think, after due reflection, is right.
    • Lead students to hold ethically defensible views.
    • Move to a higher, more sophisticated or more mature stage of moral reasoning: from pre-conventional, to conventional, to post-conventional. Develop the capacity to implement ethical decisions.
  • A student graduating with a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the William G. McGowan School of Business should be professionally knowledgeable.
    Learning Objectives: We want our students to be able to:
    • Acquire functional knowledge of current health care administration topics, practices and theory and apply basic health care administration concepts to contemporary issues.
    • Understand the strategic value of information and the process of managing information to add value to the health care organization.

Course Schedules

Courses are offered on the main campus during the fall and spring semesters both in the evening in traditional 15-week semesters and on Saturday mornings in an accelerated format. Summer courses are offered in an accelerated format, either in the evening or on Saturday mornings. Students have the option of completing the entire M.S. in Health Care Administration graduate courses on-line through Moodle. Information about graduate course offerings is available from the Graduate Division Office at (570) 208-5991 and on the King's College Graduate Division website at www.kings.edu/admissions/graduate.