The Lowcountry Graduate Center is adding another degree program to its list of offerings.
Classes for S.C. State University’s health care management MBA are being taught at the center in North Charleston starting this year, according to a news release. Current students in the MBA program were able to enroll in the first class offered in the new concentration this semester, and new students will be able to enroll in the summer. Classes are held in the evenings and on weekends, as well as online.
“The health care industry in the United States is experiencing dramatic growth and now represents the nation’s largest private industry sector,” graduate center director Nancy Muller said in the news release. “We are delighted to be able to support S.C. State University in serving the health care management talent needs in the Charleston area and welcome them as our newest academic partner.”
The Lowcountry Graduate Center offers graduate degrees and certificates through other institutions, including the College of Charleston, The Citadel, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Anderson University, and now S.C. State.
The new MBA program with a health care management concentration teaches health care policy, law and ethics, organizational behavior, human resource management, quality assessment and the structure of the health care delivery system, the news release said.
“The health care management concentration was developed to equip its graduates with the understanding and tools needed to manage people and technology in an ever-changing but increasingly integrated environment focused on the patient’s efficient access to cost-effective, quality care,” Barbara Adams, interim dean of S.C. State’s School of Business, said in the news release.
A reception for those interested in the program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at the graduate center, which is located at 3800 Paramount Drive in North Charleston.