Athens State is excited to announce that the following new programs have been approved by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE) and will be coming to the University for the Fall semester.
M.S. in Strategic Human Resource Management – This program is intended to offer a strategic focus on human capital management strategy and employee relations. Students will gain valuable insight into the views of labor, management, government and academics, as well as learn to be advocates and neutrals to inform business decision-making.
Students completing the program will acquire the knowledge and skills to lead complex and diverse organizations of all sizes by using comprehensive knowledge and applied competencies of human resources, risk management, human capital strategy, and employee relations to build cultural competence and drive effective performance management. A concentration option is required for the program, each of which is aligned with a highly-marketable industry credential. These include Diversity and Inclusion Management, Talent Development, and People Analytics.
M.S. in Strategic Healthcare Management & Administration – This innovative program provides an educational opportunity at the graduate level to equip healthcare leaders with the necessary knowledge and skills to strategically lead various types of healthcare organizations.
Insurance companies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, outpatient facilities, doctors’ offices, and many other employment settings require college-educated professionals with a solid foundation in business, an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry and its impact on public health and the economy, and an ability to strategically lead for organizational success and sustainability.
This program also prepares students for admission to doctoral programs related to healthcare leadership.
B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) – This program is designed for registered nurses (RNs) who have successfully completed an accredited diploma or Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and are already licensed to practice as an RN in their home state. In addition to baccalaureate-level nursing content, the program will include content in healthcare management and leadership designed to support RNs in advancing their careers in nursing.