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Competency-Based Curriculum, Outcomes, and Leader Development: Applications to a Graduate Program in Health Administration

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The evolution of the Army Baylor University graduate program in health administration, competency models, competency development, assessments, outcomes, federal leader development, predictive models, and their application since 1951 are examined. Based on 40 competencies (8 domains), a core executive skills curriculum to train prospective federal healthcare commanders was established in the early 1990s. Students enter the Army Baylor University program with an average of 11 years to their executive toolkits. The students go on to become federal executives and healthcare leaders. Descriptive and correlation statistics on the 2,263students were calculated. In the multivariate regression model to predict Final Course Average, the most salient variables were: performance on the Orals_composite, the Diagnostic Pre-Academic assessment, the GRE/GMAT, Undergraduate Grade Point Average, Total Years of Federal Service, and the Pre-Academic competency ratings for "Leadership" and "Ethical Decision Making." Recommendations for applications of the findings to competency-based approaches to graduate management education are offered.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2014-03-01

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  • The Journal of Health Administration Education (JHAE) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which chronicles research, case studies, and essays by leading health administration educators and professionals.
    The Journal addresses key policy issues in health administration management nationally and internationally and is the foremost authoritative guide on the latest academic and professional developments in the field.
    As one of the only professional publications in the field, the Journal sets a standard in health administration education research.

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