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MBA in Health Management Launched at Lok Jack GSB

For Release Upon Receipt - April 16, 2009

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business will offer an MBA in Health Management to students enrolling in its International Master of Business Administration Programme (IMBA) from September 2009.

The IMBA specialisation in Health Management seeks to give students the broad knowledge base needed for managing and achieving effectiveness within a modern health sector. The idea for the specialisation arose out of the growing urgency to address the educational and training needs of the health sector given its importance to human development, quality of life and national productivity. It underscores the School’s responsiveness to the needs of the society in which it operates and its continued quest for relevance to business, Government and civil society.

The specialisation is designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health sector’s limited resources and train the necessary people needed to match the proposed expansion of the sector as outlined in the Vision 2020 Development Plan. As such, it includes courses in Health Care Management, Service Quality in Health Care, Human Resource Management in Health Services, Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management, Strategic Management, Health Economics and Health Management Information Systems.

Students must do at least five (5) of these courses in order to be awarded the specialisation in Health Management. Graduates of the programme are expected to be equipped with the skills for institutional strengthening and support for a sector which continues to be subjected to significant outward migration. It is expected that this programme will help to sustain the expansion and improvement of the human capital base of the sector going forward.

The International MBA programme is accredited by the UK’s Association of MBAs. Apart from the Health Management Specialisation, students enrolled in the IMBA may choose to specialise in Human Resource Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Finance, Energy Business Management and International Marketing Management.

For further information, contact the UWI Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business Communications Unit at 645-6700 Ext. 154.



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