Why Require a Residency?
An integral part of the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program, the residency is designed to supplement your coursework. It enables you to:
- receive guidance from a well-qualified, practicing healthcare executives
- apply and test administrative theory in practical work situations
- develop leadership skills in a healthcare organization
Once you start the MBA program, you work closely with Baylor administrators to schedule interviews with potential residency preceptors from healthcare institutions nationwide. The type of residency accommodates the evaluated needs of each student. Students earn 9 hours of academic credit for the residency, which is supervised by Baylor administrators. Residencies are available only in the United States.
Additional details concerning the residency can be found in the: Healthcare Residency Overview (PDF).
Students prepare an initial residency plan outlining their objectives, activities, projects and readings. During the residency they also complete:
- Monthly Activity Reports - Progress report of residency plan accomplishments
- Competitive Paper - Professional quality essay with a focus on health management topics that will be submitted to the American College of Healthcare Executives competition
- Major Project - A major management project utilizing skills and competencies gained from the academic portion of the HCA program.
ACHE Professional Leadership Congress
All first-year MBA healthcare students attend the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress, which is the ACHE's largest annual event, with more than 85 seminars, numerous career development programs and unparalleled networking opportunities.
Students interact with both senior executives and other students through a variety of events and educational sessions designed specifically for students.