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NEW YORK — Pace University’s Lubin School of Business will offer a new
master’s degree program in business administration with a concentration in health
systems management beginning September 1997. The program will prepare students for
management positions who are able to combine leadership skills with an understanding
of the ethical and policy issues of the complex health care field.
“Out of seventeen million jobs created during the next ten years in the United
States about three million will be in health care,” said Dr. Vasanthakumar Bhat, associate
professor of management science and coordinator of the new program. The demand for
health care managers in New York is roughly 1,500 annually, while schools in the state
currently produce only 500 professionals in the field.
Lubin’s health systems management program combines M.B.A. core courses with
specialization courses in the management, economics and strategic planning of health
care organizations and delivery systems, and the legal, ethical and social policy issues in
health care. The specialization courses will be taught by Pace University faculty from
the Public Administration Department in Dyson College and the Lienhard School of
Nursing. M.B.A. core courses will be taught by faculty in the Lubin School of Business.
The Lubin School of Business, with 5,500 students, offers undergraduate, graduate
and doctoral degree programs, and hosts a number of research centers and institutes
which extend its scholarship and teaching to a worldwide audience. The School is
accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County.