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Innovation in Healthcare: ACU Master of Healthcare Administration

Healthcare is changing radically. Innovations in technology and modified legislation have resulted in a shifting landscape—one that opens up significant opportunities for leadership. A master’s degree in healthcare administration offers a high-demand, fast-growth career path. Many physicians are selling their private practices to hospitals, insurance costs are rising, and the healthcare needs of the aging … Continued

6 Things to Look for in an Online MBA Program

Has business always interested you? Are you curious about the wealth of opportunity available to those with a business education, managerial skills or a background in the financial sector? Have you considered getting an MBA? If not, should you be considering it? Well, if you’ve been paying attention to the title of this post … … Continued

Learning Top Skills Employers Seek Through Applied Communication

Written by Dena Counts, Applied Communication program director Problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills, leadership, analytical skills, and the ability to work in a team are common attributes that employers look for in potential employees, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2020 survey. And, they are all skills that are … Continued

Faculty Spotlight: Meghan Hope

When people first think of healthcare, most think about the  doctors and nurses whom we have face-to-face contact with during the course of our lives – but there is so much more to it than that. We sat down with Meghan Hope, ACU Online’s Program Director for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master … Continued

Four Benefits of Getting a Theology Degree at ACU

By Dr. Myles Werntz, Director, Baptist Studies Center For students considering a graduate degree in theology, there are many considerations: cost, accessibility, and university reputation – to name a few. The Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University offers all of this: excellent scholarships, online and residential degrees for students at the master’s and … Continued

Student Spotlight: Kimberly Parrott

Meet Kimberly Parrott, wife, mom, educator, and student. For Parrott, school is nothing out of the ordinary. While currently earning her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Certificate in Conflict Management with ACU Online, she has been working in education for the last twenty-six years, and now serves as the District Coordinator at Houston … Continued

ACU Online launches Master of Healthcare Administration program

Abilene Christian University is launching a new online degree program – Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) – beginning in August 2021. The degree is offered through ACU Online and is designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who want to enhance their leadership and administrative skills. “This is a great opportunity for ACU to expand … Continued

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Sara Salkil

Meet Dr. Sara Salkil, ACU alumna and program director for Abilene Christian University’s online COAMFTE-accredited Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Services programs.  ACU Roots Sara got her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma State, and later discovered her true passion for marriage and family therapy … Continued

The Growing Need for Healthcare Administrators

When you picture yourself leading a team, what do you see? A bustling wing in a medical center? A tree-lined residential community where patients live on-site? A hometown private practice? There’s a wide array of options in the healthcare industry, and the knowledge and skills you’ll develop while earning your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) … Continued

Student Spotlight: Anna McLeod

  Meet Anna McLeod, recent Abilene Christian University alumna and former guard for the women’s basketball team. From the court to the classroom, this Houston native found her niche as a Wildcat after transferring from Louisiana Tech during her Junior year to play for coach Julie Goodenough. Beyond her success on the court, McLeod graduated … Continued