03-OCT-2019: MBA (Hospital Administration) launched in AMU
Aligarh, October 3: As health care administration jobs with management and executive level career paths are projected to soar in the coming years, the Department of Business Administration, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) launched its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Hospital Administration (HA) programme in which 21 students have been selected .
The students selected for the two-year Masters programme are graduates of medical, humanities, arts, science and commerce streams.
Presiding over the MBA (HA) launch function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that healthcare administration is a growing career and AMU has the perfect presence of interdisciplinary studies environment to meet the demand.
"AMU has faculties of Medicine and Management. The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) can be used as a training centre for MBA (HA) students," he said.
The Vice Chancellor added that since public health system and public hospitals in the country continue to face formidable challenges, it is high time to have hospital administrators for organizing and overseeing the health services and daily activities of hospitals and healthcare facilities.
"Hospital administrators with their excellent communication and problem-solving skills contribute to the efficient functioning of healthcare facilities as they are trained to work under pressure and emergency situations," said Prof Mansoor.
The Chief Guest, Dr B K Rao, Senior Consultant, Critical Care Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi pointed out that health care in the modern world is an organised business.
"A prospective doctor's long and arduous education is all about medicine. When newly pass out medicine students start working in hospitals, they come in terms with the fact that healing is an art, but health care is a business," said Dr Rao adding that for oversight of healthcare systems, hospitals and other medical facilities, it is imperative to have executives with advanced university degrees.
Speaking on the contents of the hospital administration course, the Guest-of-Honour, Mr Faisal Siddiqui, CEO, Continental Group of Hospitals, Hyderabad said that the course will help students to specialise in public policy development and implementation, building community relations, Labor laws and employee retention, managing hospital finances and healthcare law and privacy concerns among other responsibilities.
He assured to be associated with AMU in the best of ways.
"The MBA (HA) course is a bridge between management and medicine faculties," said Prof Parvaiz Talib, Chairman, Department of Business Administration.
He added that the Department is collaborating with industry leaders for training and internships of students.
Prof Valeed A Ansari, Dean, Faculty of Management delivered the welcome address, while Prof Salma Ahmed read citations of the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour.
Dr Lamay Bin Sabir and Dr Zareen Husain Farooq coordinated the programme.
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Mr Faisal Siddqui at the launch of MBA HA programme