Baylor's MBA Healthcare Program Joins CAHME Mentorship CircleNov. 7, 2018
By Claire Garza
Baylor University’s Robbins MBA Healthcare program within Hankamer School of Business has been selected to join the inaugural group of programs in the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Mentorship Circle.
The Robbins MBA Healthcare program is one of 14 programs to achieve membership in the CAHME Mentorship Circle and the only MBA program in the group. According to CAHME, membership status recognizes healthcare programs across the country that “provide opportunities to other students and programs to advance their own experiences and skills—for the good of the entire healthcare field.”
“It is an initiative done by CAHME to identify certain programs that are doing innovative or unique things that other programs then could model if they chose to,” Tom Haines, director of the Robbins MBA Healthcare Program, said.
Out of approximately 100 CAHME accredited programs, only 16 are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—Baylor being one of them. Many programs with both accreditations have chosen not to maintain CAHME accreditation because of divergence in the accreditation criteria.
“We are working with CAHME to try to identify the conflicts and develop a complementary accreditation process between the two organizations,” Haines said. He added that achievement of CAHME Mentorship Circle status in conjunction with the high standards of CAHME accreditation is both an honor and responsibility to the MBA program.