Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Online College Catalog 
2022-2023 Online College Catalog
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HA 727 - Applied Capstone Project

This course represents a culmination of the student’s graduate work in the MHA Program.  The student works closely with an assigned instructor to develop either an Applied Research Paper or an Applied Management Project.  If the student intends to eventually pursue doctoral studies and/or engage in scholarly writing and publications, then the Applied Research Paper should be selected.  For those students who plan to continue working in direct healthcare administration, they should choose the Applied Management Project.


Prerequisites & Notes
All other required and electives graduate courses.

Assignment Overview
The capstone is designed by the student, with the approval of the designated supervising instructor, to address an issue relevant to healthcare administration. Each Capstone student develops a project based on relevance and contribution to the field, as well as individual interests and abilities.  Each project will include original research done by the student.  Monthly progress reports are required.  

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Synthesize theory, evidence, and published research to develop solutions for an issue in healthcare administration practice.
  • Formulate and prepare a rigorous critique of evidence to generate solutions for the practice issue.
  • Summarize the best available evidence from published literature as the foundation for the health administration practice solution.
  • Produce a publishable theoretical paper related to the identified practice issue.

Credits: 3

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