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Strategic Plan

School of Health Administration
Mission & Vision Statements

The mission of the School of Health Administration is to prepare health leaders to serve in a variety of diverse healthcare environments and add to the body of knowledge in our fields..

The vision of the School of Health Administration is to be the health administration school of choice for students, faculty, alumni and employers.

The mission of the BHA program is to prepare entry-level healthcare administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings.

The mission of the MHA program is to prepare mid-level to senior-level healthcare administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings.

School of Health Administration Strategic Objectives

  1. Maintain National Accreditations
  2. Competent Graduates
  3. Engaged Alumni
  4. High Quality Education
  5. Satisfied Stakeholders
  6. Leverage Technology for Process Improvement
  7. Recruit Exceptional and Diverse Students
  8. Develop & Support International Education Opportunities
  9. Develop a School of Health Administration Brand
  10. Recruit, Develop, and Retain Quality Faculty and Staff
  11. Promote Internal and External Collaboration
  12. Obtain Adequate Resources to Accomplish the Mission
  13. Maintain Facilities and IT Infrastructure
  14. Plan & Prepare for Establishment of Round Rock Health Science Center

Bachelor of Healthcare Administration
Strategic Plan

BHA Curriculum Overarching Functions
Based on an Analysis of Team Reports

In addition, to course content, the BHA curriculum prepares students who:

  1. Apply data to decision-making and other management functions.
  2. Apply quantitative skills to decision-making and other management functions.
  3. Use management tools in decision-making and other management functions.
  4. Have effective writing and presentation skills.
  5. Shift their paradigms appropriately when encountering new information.
  6. Have empathy for the patient experience.
  7. Are oriented toward service through service learning
  8. Practice deep learning and reflection.
  9. Are prepared for entry-level positions in the healthcare job market.

Based on course content and these overarching functions of the curriculum, the BHA program can articulate its mission, vision, values, competencies, and content areas.

Mission:
The mission of the BHA program is to prepare entry-level healthcare managers for careers in a varied and diverse healthcare industry. Graduates should be able to facilitate efficient, effective, and ethics-based healthcare in these settings.

Vision:
The vision for the BHA program at Texas State University-San Marcos is to enable graduates to be ready for a healthcare environment that is undergoing major changes. The program also will serve the learning needs of a diverse student population through active learner engagement. In addition, the program will recruit and retain faculty who represent health care beyond the traditional hospital setting.

Values:
The values of the BHA program at Texas State University-San Marcos include:

  1. A respect for students and learning. Faculty members are dedicated to their own learning and to fostering lifelong learning in their students.
  2. A belief that managers contribute to health care through their ability to facilitate health care in all its forms.
  3. Effective and efficient healthcare managers must also practice ethics-based management for long-term career success.

Goals:

Teaching
Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will provide learning opportunities that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level management positions.

Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will encourage the development of professional behavior through learning opportunities and modeling behaviors.

Research
Faculty in the Texas State BHA Program will engage in research activities that enhance the currency of their courses and add to the body of knowledge in their fields.

Service and Civic Engagement
Faculty and students in the Texas State BHA Program will contribute to their communities through their professional and community service activities.

Competencies:
The competencies used in the BHA curriculum are adapted from those developed through the ACHE Healthcare Executive Competencies Assessment Tool. This tool includes five domain areas with 22 competencies listed under these domains. Competencies listed below are adapted to meet the specific focus of the Texas State BHA program. Evidence of providing these competencies will be required.

1.  Domain: Communication and Relational Management
Competencies
A. Written Business Communication
B. Presentation Skills
C. Data analysis

2. Domain: Leadership
Competencies
A. Leadership Skills and Behaviors
B. Organizational Culture
C. Managing Change

3. Domain: Professionalism
Competencies
A. Professional ethics
B. Professional development

4. Domain: Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment
Competencies
A. Healthcare Systems and Organizations
B. Healthcare Personnel
C. The Patient’s Perspective
D. The Community and its Environment

5. Domain: Business Skills and Knowledge
Competences
A. General Management
B. Health Services Management
C. Health Management Application