While historically, colleges and universities have been slow to introduce management programs geared toward senior care and services, a new program at Cambridge College is working to prepare health care students specific to the senior care industry.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Cambridge College School of Management program is offering a concentration for its Master of Management degree to be available beginning in the spring of 2013.
“Demand for management professionals in elder care is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years as our population ages,” says Dr. Elwood Robinson, Cambridge College provost. “With the new concentration in Senior Care Management, Cambridge College is helping to train a population that is capable of meeting this emerging need in our communities.”
The graduate degree program falls under the school’s health care management courses and is intended for those in the senior- and long term-care fields including positions such as administrators, managers, nurses and other health care workers.
“As our nation’s demographics change, the need for managers trained to work in elder care is undeniable,” said Dr. Mary Ann Joseph, acting dean of the School of Management. “The Senior Care Management concentration provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to build and manage organizations that treat this population competently and compassionately.”
Written by Elizabeth Ecker