From the Program Director
Welcome to the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration! We have been serving the Federal Health System by providing high quality graduate education and research through our affiliation with Baylor University for more than half a century. Our strategic partnership with Baylor and the excellence exhibited by our faculty, students, and alumni have enabled us to develop one of the most highly regarded health administration programs in America.
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LTC Lee W. Bewley, Ph.D., FACHE
Educate Leaders to Serve as the Next Generation of Federal Healthcare Executives.
Since its inception in 1947, the assigned mission of the Program is to provide high quality graduate education to leaders who will serve in a series of progressively challenging positions of authority and responsibility. Every student who attends the Program has been identified and developed as a leader either as a commissioned officer in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Public Health Service or as a senior civil servant in the Department of Defense or Veterans Health Administration. Teaching is dually our core program competency and prime requirement. Our faculty conducts research and community service to support and enhance education processes and outcomes.
To be recognized as the premier program for the development of progressive leaders in healthcare management.
Our Program has been a highly successful and well-regarded academic organization for more than 60 years earning numerous national awards, Top 20 U.S. News and World Report rankings, and achieving both CAHME and AACSB accreditation. We will not be satisfied until the tremendous value provided by our Program to the country is clearly recognized as the premier program for the development of progressive leaders in healthcare management. We are respectfully mindful that our colleagues in the community of graduate healthcare management regularly exhibit excellence in teaching, service, and research; however, our comparative advantage of leadership development, manifest in our foremost credentials, more than 2,400 graduates, we judge to be unmatched in the field. We aim to provide our community graduates that can progressively apply principles of leadership, management, and health administration across the full spectrum of health throughout career stages both within and external to the Federal Health System. There will be no clear variable that indicates that we have achieved our vision, but rather, we will experience a multi-dimension market standing that will include advanced national rankings, full cohorts of highly-qualified federal health leaders, high-value alumni achievements, and nationally renowned faculty.
Leadership, Integrity, Scholarship, Professionalism
The essential elements of the Program’s existence are reflected in our values. The Federal institutions that we serve are enduring examples of selfless service to the country and its citizens. Our Program extends the theme of selfless service by producing highly educated graduates who are ready to serve in advanced positions of leadership and to serve as role models\mentors in our health system.
The Home of Executive Healthcare Leadership Development
Our Program traces its leadership development legacy to the birth of our country and the genesis of the Army Medical Department in 1775. The Surgeon General and officer staff established a national foundation of executive leadership in healthcare through numerous wars and peacetime service. In 1947, the Program was created as one of the first formal healthcare administration education programs in the country. The Program has been accredited virtually since the inception of graduate healthcare management accreditation. In the early 1990s, Program faculty members were instrumental in developing a competency model and executive skills program (Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute) for senior military healthcare executives serving as leaders in military hospitals nearly twenty years before competency-based education was adopted by the community. More than 90 Program alumni have earned doctorates, served as Program faculty, and served as faculty, Program Directors, and Deans in graduate schools across the country. Finally, more than 2,400 Program alumni have honorably and competently served the country as healthcare leaders in both the Federal and private sector providing high-value service in the healthcare leadership community for over six decades.
The Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration is located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. The two-year program consists of a didactic phase and a residency phase. During the 12-month didactic phase at Fort Sam Houston, Army-Baylor students complete 60 hours of graduate coursework toward a Master of Health Administration (MHA) awarded by the Baylor University Graduate School, or alternatively, 71 hours to be applied to a joint MHA/MBA degree from the Baylor University Graduate School and Baylor University School of Business. The Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and the joint MHA\MBA degree is awarded with accreditation standing from the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The 12-month Administrative Residency provides students an opportunity to integrate graduate management and health administration concepts and principles in an applied setting under the mentoring supervision of a highly qualified preceptor. Residents receive thorough exposure to various organizational challenges in the marketplace and complete either a single Graduate Management Project (GMP) or a portfolio of projects to enable organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively.
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