Become a Leader of Healthcare Operations
Earning a Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) in Operational Leadership can prepare you to be a leader and innovator in the field of healthcare administration. This program allows learners to design innovative, quantitative approaches to healthcare operations that address efficiency, quality, safety and outcome. DHA learners will acquire the skills to apply theoretical and research knowledge to real-world situations and settings in order to influence and improve existing practices and policies.
Choosing a Quantitative Operational Leadership DHA Degree
Learners pursuing GCU’s Doctor of Healthcare Administration with an Emphasis in Operational Leadership – quantitative track will focus on analyzing approaches to operational leadership by interpreting numeric data. Learners will progress through coursework taught from the perspective of doing, with classes designed based on a quantitative research focus. In every class, they will make clear steps toward the completion of the dissertation.
Learners participating in this minimum 60-credit operational leadership program will explore the basic components of quantitative research design, study the application of technology in healthcare administration, evaluate the strategic focus of operational leadership initiatives and propose methods to innovate, plan and lead change in the healthcare industry.
Jobs for Operational Leadership DHA Graduates
Graduates of the DHA in Operational Leadership are equipped for high-level positions in a variety of healthcare organizations and settings. The operational leadership program prepares them to continue to develop theoretical knowledge in the healthcare industry and to apply that knowledge to the improvement of practice. These proficiencies offer graduates the necessary skillset to drive innovation within healthcare administration and its approaches to leadership.
Graduates of this program may pursue leadership careers in health system management, healthcare operations, healthcare research, health policy and more.
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