May 23, 2014 — Parker University announced in April the establishment of a new College of Business and Technology. The college, which includes undergraduate and graduate healthcare business administration and technology degree programs, is currently enrolling students each month for its online classes.
“We’re excited about the addition of the College of Business and Technology, as well as the education and opportunities the new college will provide to our students,” said Brian McAulay, DC, PhD, president of Parker University. “In addition, the College of Business and Technology will continue to expose more students to Parker University’s roots, including health, wellness and chiropractic care, which Parker was founded on.”
The college will serve as an intersection between business and technology studies, with courses geared toward healthcare, economic, technical and professional application and development. Currently, the College of Business and Technology encompasses the following degree programs:
- Online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management
- Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems with concentrations in Cybersecurity and Information Technology
- Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology
“With the implementation of electronic health records, the Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems degree is in high demand in order to secure electronic health records,” McAulay said. “The MBA with a concentration in Health Care Management is ideal for practitioners and middle managers within healthcare who lead or aspire to lead healthcare businesses.”
The MBA degree focuses on the issues facing healthcare businesses today, including coursework in classes such as health policy, marketing strategy, business analysis, healthcare finance and strategic implementation and development.
Charlene Conner (pictured) has been named the founding dean of the new college. She previously served as dean of the College of Business and Graduate Business Programs at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to that role, she served as associate dean and led the successful reaffirmation and accreditation efforts for the college’s national accreditation.
“Doctors of chiropractic who earn master’s degrees have a competitive advantage in the workforce,” Conner said. “Not only are they more equipped to lead or own their own business, they are well positioned to serve in additional roles, including policy makers, spokespeople and teachers.”
In addition to previously named programs, the College of Business and Technology will offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration beginning in fall of 2014.
“The creation of the College of Business and Technology not only further positions Parker as an academic leader in Dallas, but also enhances the interdisciplinary learning that’s so essential for today’s job market,” Conner added.
Source: Parker University