Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management To Be Offered at Gannon University

Posted: September 12, 2014

Gannon University is expanding majors offered within the Dahlkemper School of Business to include new programs in Healthcare Management and Supply Chain Management.

Students can select these two new programs beginning Fall 2015. These programs are a part of the restructuring of and update to the business school's curriculum.

The introduction of the Healthcare Management major is a response to the rapid change in how and where care is delivered, by whom, and how that care is financed. Large hospitals, long-term care facilities and physician's offices will require managers with broad business skills. Healthcare Management program students will study the latest trends in healthcare and the roles of healthcare executives in making significant contributions to improving the health of the communities their organizations serve.

The Supply Chain Management program will have a quantitative and technical focus and will include the study of inventory management, transportation management, enterprise resource planning, sourcing and procurement. Managing a firm's supply chain is a complex task and requires the firm to plan its own operations in conjunction with its suppliers' and customers' operations. The introduction of just-in-time and continuous flow operations in production facilities has created the need for such intensive planning and control. Students will be able to utilize the software available through the University's new partnership with SAP University Alliances to optimize key processes, such as supply chain management, project planning, plant and materials management, and more.