With the need for more and better professionals in the health care industry, Xavier is beginning to place a stronger emphasis on its health-related programs—pre-med, nursing, occupational therapy. Among its highest priorities, though, is the growth of its program in Health Services Administration. A plan is being created to add an undergraduate program to join the graduate program, which for more than 50 years has been creating some of the nation’s top administrators of hospitals and other health care industries. And the success of the program is not being lost—to Xavier or the industry. In April, Modern Healthcare magazine rated Xavier’s HSA program as the nation’s best graduate program for physician-executives. It’s the second time in three years the program has been ranked No. 1.
One of the items noted by the magazine was the ability to get dual degrees along with an MBA from the Williams College of Business, which is garnering more recognition of its own. In May, Bloomberg BusinessWeek named the college one of the top 30 business schools in the nation. The business law and marketing programs were ranked 28th, while the ethics program was ranked 10th in the nation.