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Department of Health Care Management

Since its founding in 1993, the Department of Health Care Management has strived to sustain excellence in the education and research of healthcare management. The department is devoted to providing professional training in health care management, and ultimately, to improving the quality of health care services in Taiwan. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of health care management, the faculty of the department comes from a diverse background, with extensive academic training in health care related disciplines and/or practical experience in health care management. In addition, the department is affiliated with Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the largest,and reputedly the best managed hospital in Taiwan. Thus students are provided with a rich environment to learn the necessary knowledge and skills of health care management through class participation as well as internships in health care institutions. The department currently offers an undergraduate program (Bachelor of Management, BM) and a Master’s program (Master of Health Administration, MHA), and participate in the Executive Master of Health Administration.

The department has received an enthusiastic response from high school graduates and the market alike since inception. It is a highly ranked choice of university entrance examination participants applying for undergraduate programs. Several health care institutions hold recruitment meetings on campus for the graduating class. In response to the popular demand, the Ministry of Education requested that the department increase its student enrollments from 40 to 50 back in 1997.

The Master’s program was first established in 1997 as a subdivision of the Graduate Institute of Management and later an independent Graduate Institute of Health Care Management was founded in 2000. To accommodate the market demand among mid-career health professionals for advanced learning opportunities and to prepare them to become superbly qualified managers able to respond to the challenges of our complex health care delivery system, the Executive MHA program was initiated in 2001. To further promote our global competitiveness and facilitate faculty and student exchange programs, Chang Gung University collaborated with National Chengchi University, National Sun Yat-sen University, and National Chiao-Tung University to establish a Global MBA program with University of Washington Business School in 2002.