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March 10, 2014
Amy Hietapelto| Dean | Labovitz School of Business and Economics | 218-726-7061 | Jennifer Schultz | Health Care Management Program Director | Labovitz School of Business and Economics | 218-726-6695 | Gina Chiodi Grensing | Editor/Writer |Labovitz School of Business and Economics| 218-726-8730 | Lori Melton | Communication Associate | External Affairs | 218 726-8830 |

Labovitz School’s Health Care Management Program Fully Certified

DULUTH, MN – The Labovitz School of Business and Economics’ (LSBE) Health Care Management Program located at the University of Minnesota Duluth has attained the Association of University Program in Health Administration (AUPHA) Full Certified Undergraduate Program Membership.

Only bachelor degree programs that are certified by AUPHA may be Full Certified Undergraduate Members of the organization. This is LSBE’s Health Care Management Program’s first year of being certified.

The certification process requires rigorous peer review. Currently, approximately only 45 undergraduate programs nation wide have attained AUPHA certification.

“We are so pleased to have received certification,” said Jennifer Schultz, LSBE’s Health Care Management Program Director. “Our exemplary program is evidenced by a 98% placement rate according to graduate statistics for the academic year 2011-2012. Our students have attained careers at numerous health care facilities around the United States, including Essentia, St. Luke’s, Allina, HealthPartners, and the Mayo Clinic. We are extremely proud of our program. ”

LSBE’s Health Care Management program builds on the established strength of the academic departments and existing courses in the college. Students gain a solid foundation of knowledge in business and the health care industry along with practical skills to apply that knowledge. The curriculum includes business courses and specific content in health care management, health care quality management, economics of health care, health policy analysis, financial management of health institutions, legal aspects of health care, ethics, program evaluation, medical informatics, medical sociology, and comparative health care systems.

LSBE is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious distinction. In Northeastern Minnesota, LSBE is the only school to have attained AACSB accreditation. Its website is

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