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Indiana Tech launches new global health leadership programs

December 7, 2021

Indiana Tech has launched three new programs in global health leadership: a new master of science in global health leadership degree; a new concentration under its existing master of business administration degree; and a new graduate certificate. The programs are designed to help organizational leaders in business, health care, the non-profit sector, government and more address wide-ranging global health challenges and opportunities.

All three programs will be offered fully online, starting in January 2022. Classes are enrolling now for the first course sessions in each program, which will begin January 31. Students will learn about topics including global disease management, health care finance, global health leadership, decision-making for global health, and more. Classes in the four-course global health leadership certificate program are also credit bearing; those who earn the certificate can transfer 12 full credit hours into the 30-credit master’s programs at Indiana Tech.

The curricula for the new Indiana Tech global health leadership programs were developed through a collaboration between Indiana Tech’s College of Business, its Ph.D. in Global Leadership program, and Sue Ehinger, executive leadership coach and former Parkview Health Chief Experience Officer and President of Parkview Hospital & Affiliates.

Dr. Kate Watland, Indiana Tech’s vice president for academic affairs, noted, “Now more than ever, the need for leaders in global health has never been clearer or more critical. The coronavirus pandemic has only magnified the need for leaders who are prepared to create and implement strategies and solutions to a broad range of global health challenges. With our experience in global leadership programs, our extensive non-clinical health programs, and our long history with technology and analytics, Indiana Tech is uniquely qualified to offer global health leadership programs like these.”

Sue Ehinger, Indiana Tech executive-in-residence and global health program leader, commented, “Meeting the health care challenges of today and tomorrow will take health care organizations, businesses, community members, non-profits and government agencies all working together. The new Indiana Tech programs are designed to develop that next generation of leaders who can work in collaboration to create more resilient, more responsive and more effective health systems in communities here at home and around the world.”

The new global health leadership programs add to Indiana Tech’s wide range of programs in health professions. The university’s health information technology and health information management programs are accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), while its health care administration and health care management programs are part of its College of Business, accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

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