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MSU-Meridian adds new program

meridian — A new academic program being offered at Mississippi State University (MSU)-Meridian Campus is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Through the Division of Business, students seeking a bachelor’s degree in business administration can now earn a concentration in healthcare administration.

“MSU-Meridian is on the cutting edge in offering this concentration in healthcare administration,” said Dr. Carlton C. Young, who will be joining the faculty in August as assistant professor of healthcare administration. “It is one of the most popular new study concentrations being offered by business schools across the nation.”

MSU-Meridian’s new program will be beneficial not only for individuals seeking a career in healthcare, but also for those already working in the field, such as nurses, physical therapists, medical technologists, laboratory professionals, social workers and medical business office personnel.

Young said graduates with healthcare administration experience will find their skills in demand in fields such as hospital management, insurance companies, public health agencies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, long-term care facilities, consulting companies and large organizations in need of healthcare management expertise.

Young comes to MSU-Meridian from Durham, N.C., where he was serving as associate professor and assistant program director of the master of health administration program at Pfeiffer University’s School of Business. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., in 1980. Three years later, he earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. In 2005, Young was awarded a doctorate in administration-health services with a concentration in strategic management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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