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California State University, Long Beach
Health Care Administration Program

Mission, Goals & Objectives of the Department of Health Care Administration

Mission Statement

The mission of the CSULB Health Care Administration Department is to prepare professionals to manage, lead and improve a changing health care system. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are designed, and continually strive to improve their efforts, to meet the needs of the dynamic Southern California health care system, and to emphasize culturally appropriate patient-centered service delivery systems.

The Vision of the Master's Program:

To be known for excellence in health administration education, scholarship and service to the community. The values of the MS Program are:

  • Student-centered education
  • Academic reputation
  • Class integrated with fieldwork
  • Full-time and practicing executive faculty model
  • Individual academic advising and degree planning
  • Use of distance education technology
  • Small class size
  • Support of American College of Healthcare Executives


Departmental Goals

In today’s environment, health care managers must achieve and continually improve specific competencies in and out of school and also thorough their work experience. Our departmental mission statement emphasizes training and educating professionals for health care management jobs, either entry or more advanced level positions, with the following goals:

  • Offer a curriculum that supports and matches the needs of the health care industry and meets accreditation standards.
  • Attract and retain well qualified students with a variety of substantive, challenging, affordable and convenient degree programs.
  • Conduct, facilitate and disseminate health services research through external and intramural funding.
  • Develop and maintain strong ties with HCA alumni, the practitioner community, the University and the College of Health and Human Services.
  • Serve as a resource for University governance and the industry as volunteers and consultants to promote the efficient and effective operation of the University, health care and professional organizations.

Program – Level Learning Objectives

The Program has identified a set of competencies in response to industry demands and accrediting agencies’ movement towards competency based health care management education. Graduates of HCA degree programs will achieve and demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Health care knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Presentation skills (oral communication)
  • Written communication skills
  • Career marketability
  • Teamwork
  • Managing change
  • Conceptual skills
  • Managerial decision making
  • Ethical decision making
  • Information management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Independence
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict management