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Graduate Catalog 2009-2010 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration, MHA

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Realizing the synergies between our graduate business and health science programs, Winston-Salem State University is proud to offer a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. With more than 11 million jobs, healthcare is the second largest employer and the largest industry in the United States. Virtually all new private sector jobs over the past 5 years came from healthcare.

The Master of Healthcare Administration will prepare students for a broad range of careers in health services management-positions in hospitals, outpatient clinics, public health, nonprofit health associations, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment manufacturers, health insurance and temporary services. The MHA program plays a significant role in the university’s goal to provide well-trained and highly motivated leaders in the healthcare field.  This program is part-time in nature and targets working professionals who seek a graduate degree by taking evening courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates of the MHA program will be prepared to deal with a broad range of health sector issues in a manner that demonstrates superior knowledge, skills, and cultural competency. The program will focus on written and oral communication, skills in decision-making, and leadership.

  • Core competencies are expected in market assessment and strategic planning; management competencies in finance, human resources, and information resources; analytical competencies to support decision-making using knowledge of economics, accounting, and legal and ethical frameworks.

  • The educational objectives are designed to prepare graduates to take a leadership role in developing policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation, including quality assessment, outcome measurement, and process improvement.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Scores from Graduate Record Exam
  • WSSU graduate school application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Two official copies of all transcripts from colleges/universities previously attended
  • Admissions essay focusing on “Why I want to pursue an MHA and why I want to obtain it from WSSU.”
  • $50 application fee
  • Resume-work experience in the healthcare field is a requirement and a critical component of the admission process
  • Personal interview

Application Deadline

July 15 for fall semester

Transfer Credits

Subject to the approval of the Assistant Dean for Graduate Business programs, up to 9 hours of graduate transfer credit may be applied toward the MHA.  Graduate transfer credit will only be granted for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better and taken within the last five (5) years.

Degree Requirements

  • The MHA program consits of 45 credit hours; 15 courses including an integrative study (there are no residency or internship requirements).
  • Only graduate students will be allowed to take courses in the MHA program.

Time Limits for Completion

Students can complete the MHA program in 2-1/2 years (four semesters and two summers).  The time limit for completion of the program is six years.

Course of Study




Stephen Aragon Associate Professor of Management

B.S., University of Tampa;
M.Ed., George Washington University;
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri–Columbia

Jessica M. Bailey Professor of Marketing Dean, School of Business
and Economics

B.S., M.Ed., Coppin State University;
M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

Sylvia A. Bembry Associate Professor of  Economics
B.S., Albany State University;
M.S., M.S., Ph.D., Wayne State University
Monica Cain Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Walsh College; M.A., M.S., PhD., Wayne State University
Moula Cherikh Associate Professor of Operations Management
B.S., University des Sciences et Technologies, Algiers;
M.S., PhD., Case Western Reserve University
Gloria M. Clark Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S., Central State University;
M.B.A., Ed.D., Atlanta University
Cretson Dalmadge Assistant Professor of Management
Information Systems
B.S., University of the West Indies;
M.B.A., Ph.d., Southern Illinois University
Nicholas Daves Instructor of Financial Planning Director, Center
for Financial Services
A.B., Davidson College; M.B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Suresh Gopalan Associate Professor of Management Assistant Dean,
Graduate Business Programs Acting Chair,
Management and Marketing
B.Com., Loyola College, University of Madras, India;
M.B.A., University of Southern Mississippi; D.B.A., Louissiana Tech
Amanda Gray Assistant Professor of Management
B.A., Agnes Scott College;
M.S., Ph.D., University of Georgia
George Heilman Associate Professor Management Information Systems

B.A., Purdue University;
M.B.A, Indiana University;
Ph.D., University of Arkansas

Robert A. Herring, III Associate Professor of Management
B.A., University of Mississippi; M.A., Chapman College;
M.B.A, Ph.D., Florida State University
George A. Johnson Associate Professor of Accounting
B.A., Kent State University;
M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 
Thomas Jones Interim Chair/ Instructor of Business
B.S., The University of Southwestern Louisiana;
M.B.A., D.B.A., George Washington University
Stephanie Joesph-Meredith Instructor of Business Law
B.S., Applalachain State University; J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law
Alican Kavas Professor of Marketing
B.A., Ege University; M.B.A., Michigan State University;
Ph.D., University of South Carolina-Columbia
Mark Khojasteh Professor of Management
B.S., Gilan College of Management; M.S., Iowa State University;
D.B.A., United States International University
Joel Kincaid Assistant Professor of Economics
B.A., Masters of Economics, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Zagros Madjd-Sadjadi Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., B.A., Sonoma State University; Ph.D. University of Southern California
Sathasivam Mathiyalakan Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems

B.S. (Eng) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka;
M.B.M., Asian Institure of Management, Philippines;
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Russell S. Morton Associate Professor of Mangement Information
Systems Chair, Accounting and Management
Information Systems
B.S., M.B.A., University of Colorado at Denver;
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Clive Muir Associate Professor of Business Administration
B.S., University of the West Indies, Bahamas/Jamaica;
M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State University
Kal Namit Professor of Quantitative Management
B.S., Thai Military Academy, Bangkok, Thailand;
M.B.A, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
Janet Neal Assistant Professor of Marketing
B.S., Radford University;
M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Notis Pagiavlas Associate Professor of Marketing
Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
B.A., University of California, San Diego;
Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Craig Richardson Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Kenyon College
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Swapen Sen Associate Professor of Finance
B.A., M.A., University of Calcutta; Ph.D., University of Nebraska
Janice Witt Smith Associate Professor of Management
B.S., Indiana University;
M.B.A., Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Deborah Stephenson Instructor of Accounting
B.S., Shippensburg University; M.B.A., Syracuse University
David Stewart Chair/Associate Professor of Finance
B.S., M.S., Purdue University;
M.B.A. Indiana University;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee
Doria Kathleen Stitts Associate Professor of Marketing 
B.S., M.B.A., Florida A&M State University;
Ph.D., Florida State University
Gregory Taylor Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
B.S., Miami University, Oxford, OH;
M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Leslie W. Weisenfeld Sara Lee Professor of Accounting
B.A., St. Lawrence University; M.B.A., Clarkson College of Technology;
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Sharon White Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
B.A.,University of Georgia;
M.B.A, POh.D., Florida State University
Edward Zajicek Assistant Professor of Economics
B.S., Warsaw Polytechnic; M.S., The Central School of Planning and
Statistics; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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