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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Aging Services, M.A.

Degree Requirements

Completion of the M.A. degree requires a maximum of 36 credits.

Learning Objectives

The curriculum consists of a blend of core courses which draw from and integrate our three focal areas, inclusive of their history, theory, current knowledge base and fundamental analytic/practice skills. Upon completion of the requirements for the proposed degree, the student will be able to:

  • Exercise a holistic set of skills and knowledge that integrates management, policy, and aging.
  • Apply core management fundamentals of strategy, marketing, operations, finance and accounting to aging services organizations across the private, public and non-profit sectors.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of normal human aging on the individual level, including social, psychological and physical aspects.
  • More effectively provide leadership to their organizations and manage other individuals.
  • Understand the societal implications of an aging population for public policy, the economy and major social institutions.
  • Evaluate a broad range of organizational outcomes utilizing research, policy and business criteria for performance.
  • Effectively apply critical thinking, effective communication and creative problem solving to their organizations.
  • Describe in detail the existing array of public sector aging services programs, the role of policy in shaping their future roles and impacts, and the emergent private sector organizations developing desired services for this population.