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Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Health Care Administration

Mission Statement

This MS in Health Care Administration focuses on the organization, financing and management of healthcare organizations and the delivery of health care services in the United States. The program will prepare students for management careers in health care in the private and public sector, including careers in public health, hospitals, long term care, home/community based care and health insurance. The program is also appropriate for those seeking positions in health policy. The curriculum focuses on leadership, trends in health care and policy, health laws and ethics, performance improvement, organizational theory/behavior, health care finance and law. It offers an internship opportunity which will allow students to apply their classroom knowledge in a health care setting.

Learning Objectives

Graduates of the MSHCA program will be able to

  • Effectively manage health services organizations under alternative financing mechanisms
  • Lead and manage others promoting teamwork and excellence in performance in healthcare organizations
  • Lead and manage human resources in diverse organizational environments
  • Promote and lead quality improvement initiatives in health care organizations
  • Manage healthcare organizations with integrity, ethical values and professionalism
  • Apply knowledge of healthcare issues and trends, standards and regulations to optimize the delivery of health services
  • Promote evidence based practice in health care organizations
  • Promote innovation in health care delivery to improve quality and reduce cost

Admission Requirements (50 credit program)

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) or related field for an accredited college or university. Equivalent work experience may be considered for students with a degree in an unrelated field.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). A B.S. degree in HCA or business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 GPA in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE.
  5. A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  6. One professional and one academic reference.
  7. Completion of courses in Elementary Statistics, Principles of Economics and Introductory Accounting.

Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Program in Health Care Administration M.S. (36 credits)

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration (HCA) from Rhode Island College.
  3. A 3.00 GPA in the B.S. HCA program and a grade of B or better in each of the foundation courses.
  4. A letter of intent including a statement of goals.
  5. Three academic references from faculty.

For additional information please contact:

Raimondo, Marianne

Raimondo, Marianne
Assistant Professor, Director, Health Care Administration
Alger Hall 201
456-6359
mraimondo@ric.edu

 

Master of Science in Operations Management

Mission Statement

The Rhode Island College Master of Science in Operations Management program is designed to provide knowledge and skills that can be applied at the strategic and operational levels of both for-profit and not-for- profit organizations. The program focuses on managing those processes that produce and distribute goods and services and in effectively leading and shaping the workplace in which those processes are carried out. Practitioners who seek applied, functional knowledge and skills will benefit from this program in Operations Management. This program will begin in fall 2017 and applications will be accepted in Spring 2017.

Admission Requirements*

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work
  5. Three academic or professional letters of recommendation addressing the student’s potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  6. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). NOTE: Candidates with a degree in Business from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island with a 3.0 GPA in the major will exempt the applicant from the GMAT/GRE requirement.

Learning Objectives

This graduate program prepares students for operations management related careers and meets the needs of current practitioners. An introductory course presents an advanced synthesis of operations management concepts and techniques from a strategic perspective.  Core courses develop knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, change and project management, and analytical methods. Interpersonal collaboration is also advanced throughout the curriculum. Restricted electives develop knowledge in specific content areas such as health care administration operations OR information technology operations, logistics, and supply chain management.  The capstone to the program is an applied project. 

Master of Science in Operations Management Program Plan of Study

Introductory Courses 3 credits
Core Skills 18 credits
Capstone Project 3 credits
Restrictive electives 9 credits
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Total 33 credits

Introductory Course - 3 credits

  • MGT 455 Strategic Operations Management (3 cr.)
    This course is prerequisite to OM525, OM530, OM535

Core Skills - 18 credits

  • MGT 510 Leading Productive Workplaces (3 cr.)
  • MGT 520 Enterprise Excellence through High-Performance Teams (3 cr.)
  • MGT 515 Managing Change and Innovation (3 cr.)
  • OM 525 Managing Quality, Processes and Continuous Improvement Annually (3 cr.)
  • OM 530 Analytics, Data Analysis and Decision Making (3 cr.)
  • OM 535 Project Management (3 cr.)

Project - 3 credits

  • OM 590 Directed Research Seminar (3 cr.)

Restricted Electives - 9 credits

Three courses from the content areas listed below in any combination

Health Care Administration Operations

  • HCA 501 Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System (3 cr.)
  • HCA 537 Performance Improvement in Healthcare (3 cr.)
  • HCA 547 Transformational Leadership in Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)

Information Technology, Operations Management (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

  • ACCT 510 Advanced AIS: Systems Modeling (3 cr.)
  • CIS 535 Data Managment (3 cr.)
  • CIS 543 Decision Support Systems (3 cr.)

For additional information please contact:

Paul Jacques
Assistant Professor, Management and Marketing
pjacques@ric.edu
(401) 456-9835

Master of Professional Accountancy - M.P.Ac.

Mission Statement

The Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.Ac) program is committed to providing an affordable opportunity for students to pursue graduate study in the field of financial planning. The program is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge in all aspects of financial planning and also allows students to qualify to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam. For some students, the 30 credit hours obtained, in addition to their undergraduate degree, will allow them to satisfy the state of Rhode Island's 150-hour educational requirement to obtain certification as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.).

Admission Requirements*

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Students entering the program without an accounting background will be required to take a minimum of six hours of accounting principles in addition to their degree coursework.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). A B.S. degree in accounting from Rhode Island College or the University of Rhode Island, with a 3.00 GPA in the major, will exempt the applicant from the GMAT. Certain certification exams may also exempt the applicant from the GMAT. *International students should contact Dr. Lisa Church at 401-456-9693 for additional admission requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Graduates will be well grounded in all aspects of personal financial planning, including income tax and estate planning, retirement planning, investment allocation and risk management
  • Graduates will have the ability to perform basic research on tax planning issues.
  • Graduates will have the ability to prepare a comprehensive personal financial plan for an individual.
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For additional information please contact:

Lisa Church, JD, MST, CPA
MPAc Director
Associate Professor of Accounting
lchurch@ric.edu
(401) 456-9593

Certificate of Graduate Study (C.G.S.) in Financial Planning

Admission Requirements

  1. Completed application form accompanied by a fifty dollar nonrefundable application fee.
  2. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum grade point average (G.P.A.) of 3.00.
  3. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate records.
  4. Two courses in financial accounting, macroeconomics, and statistics/quantitative methods.
  5. Completion of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), with a minimum score of 450.

Retention Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in program course work.

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