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