You identify a critical challenge related to healthcare upon applying to the Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership (MHL) program. Throughout MHL, you will work collaboratively with a variety of people including your MHL peers, professional colleagues (within and outside your own organization), course faculty, and faculty advisors, integrating various perspectives across healthcare sectors to develop possible solutions to your challenge.
Throughout your independent study, you will draw upon knowledge and skills gained from your coursework with particular emphasis on collaborating across healthcare sectors, considering ethical implications, communicating effectively, and developing innovative, transformative, creative, and viable solutions. In addition, you will think critically about your challenge throughout your coursework, leveraging course assignments to make progress on discrete components of your critical challenge project, including development of your strategic plan, business plan, and quality improvement plan. You will relate other assignments, as appropriate, to your CCP.
Upon completion of your individual project, you will successfully integrate knowledge of healthcare policy, strategic planning, regulation, management, marketing, healthcare research, quality improvement, finance, and information technology to address your critical challenges within healthcare. Project outcomes should apply to professional practice.
To undertake this project, you should:
- Apply course content and leadership skills gained in the program
- Interact with peers and others to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry
- Consider the ethical implications of the challenge and potential solutions
- Integrate the project with professional practice
- Create a viable, sustainable, and transformative solution
- Document, assess and evaluate efforts at implementation
- Communicate the challenge and proposed solution effectively
Designed to emphasize Brown's signature value of student-driven engaged learning, the Critical Challenge Project ensures regular intersection between theory and practice. The Critical Challenge Project should:
- Foster engagement with the program through the challenge
- Facilitate the development of strategic insight relevant to professional aspirations
- Enhance learning in a community of peers, faculty, and coaches
- Encourage the application of new knowledge and skills
- Provoke the development of a broader perspective on the challenge and related issues
- Provide an opportunity to plan and implement an innovative solution