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Parker University announces new College of Business and Technology


May 26, 2014
By Canadian Chiropractor staff

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charleneconnerMay 26, 2014 – Parker University recently announced the establishment of a new College of Business and Technology. The college, which includes undergraduate and graduate health care business administration and technology degree programs, is currently enrolling students each month for its online classes.

“We’re excited about the addition of the College of Business and
Technology as well as the education and opportunities the new college
will provide to our students,” said Dr. Brian McAulay, president of
Parker University. “In addition, the College of Business and Technology
will continue to expose more students to Parker Universities roots,
including health, wellness and chiropractic care, which Parker was
founded on.”

The college will serve as an intersection between
business and technology studies, with courses geared toward health care,
economic, technical and professional application and development.
Currently, the College of Business and Technology encompasses the online
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care
Management, the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information
Management, the online Bachelor of Science in Computer Information
Systems with concentrations in Cybersecurity and Information Technology
and the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology.

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“Both
of these degree programs are extremely important and in demand in many
industries, including health care,” said McAulay. “With the
implementation of electronic health records, the Bachelor’s in Computer
Information Systems degree is in high demand in order to secure
electronic health records. The MBA with a concentration in Health Care
Management is ideal for practitioners and middle managers within health
care who lead or aspire to lead health care businesses.”

The MBA
degree focuses on the issues facing health care businesses today,
including coursework in classes such as health policy, marketing
strategy, business analysis, health care finance, and strategic
implementation and development.

Dr. Charlene Conner has been
named the founding dean of the new college. Conner previously served as
dean of the College of Business and Graduate Business Programs at Dallas
Baptist University. Prior to that role, she served as associate dean
and led the successful reaffirmation and accreditation efforts for the
college’s national accreditation.

“Doctors of chiropractic who
earn master’s degrees have a competitive advantage in the workforce,”
said Conner. “Not only are they more equipped to lead or own their own
business, they are well positioned to serve in additional roles,
including policy makers, spokespeople, and teachers.”

In addition
to previously named programs, the College of Business and Technology
will offer a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration beginning in
Fall of 2014.

 “The creation of the College of Business and
Technology not only further positions Parker as an academic leader in
Dallas, but also enhances the interdisciplinary learning that’s so
essential for today’s job market,” Conner said. (Photo: Dr. Charlene Conner)


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