EmbanetCompass Expands Successful Relationship with University of Cincinnati

Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON, Orlando, FL (February, 2011) — EmbanetCompass, the expert provider of distance learning services, is proud to announce it has extended its partnership with The University of Cincinnati (UC) by launching a new Master of Health Administration degree program, scheduled to begin classes in Summer 2011.

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a 48 semester hour degree program that will allow students to be able to graduate in as little as 2 ½ years. The competency-based curriculum was developed in collaboration with the College of Business, College of Medicine and College of Allied Health Sciences to encompass multiple needs, disciplines and roles in the complex health care environment. This degree will be for those students who want to become a leader in the health care field.

“The addition of this degree and our continued partnership with EmbanetCompass is helping our institution meet its strategic goals in online learning and advance the education of so many of our students.” said the Dean of The College of Allied Health Sciences, Dr. Elizabeth King.

“Our continued growth with the University of Cincinnati is a testament to the quality of services we provide along with the quality degrees that they offer their students. This program comes at a critical time as the health profession continues to show tremendous growth and needs more leadership in the future,” said Steve Fireng, Chief Executive Officer and President of EmbanetCompass.

Areas of study for the degree will include health policy and economics, business, finance, leadership, management, population health and overall quality improvement of health care. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in a hands-on residency developed for career advancement.

About EmbanetCompass
At EmbanetCompass, we partner with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them build and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach. We provide the entire complement of online learning support services–including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support and technical helpdesk, allowing our Academic Partners to concentrate on delivering high quality academics. Our success is based on a history of performance and innovation that provides partners with the stability and agility required to meet the growing global demand for online learning. EmbanetCompass serves the needs of over 85 colleges and universities.

About University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati, Ohio’s premier urban research university traces its origins to 1819, the year in which Cincinnati College and the Medical College of Ohio were chartered. In 1870, the City of Cincinnati established the University of Cincinnati, which later absorbed the earlier institutions. In 1906, the University of Cincinnati created the first cooperative education program in the United States.
For many years, the University of Cincinnati was the second oldest and second largest municipal university in the country. In 1968, UC became a “municipally sponsored, state-affiliated” institution, entering a transitional period culminating on July 1, 1977 when UC joined the university system of Ohio. Today, the University of Cincinnati is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission, and is ranked as one of America’s top public research universities by the National Science Foundation.

About The College of Allied Health Sciences
The College of Allied Health Sciences plays an increasingly important role in our modern health environment. With the aging of the baby boomer generation and the entire population living longer, expectation for excellent health care services is at an all-time high. We meet that need by graduating professionals who are exceptionally prepared to contribute to health care from the first day they enter the job market, armed with the latest developments in their field and concrete experience with patients or in the community.

The College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) began as the Center for Health-Related Programs in 1995 and was granted college status in March of 1998. CAHS is part of the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center with the College of Medicine, the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and the College of Nursing. The College of Allied Health Sciences is involved in enhancing and improving the quality of life for people everywhere by discovering, teaching and applying knowledge related to health sciences.

The college supports the mission of the University of Cincinnati and is committed to providing students the highest quality learning environment in all its programs. While teaching methods and curricula vary from program to program, high-quality education is relevant to patient needs and the changing patterns of skills that are demanded by modern health care.