The new online Masters Degree builds on uOttawa and Keypath Education’s shared commitment to create more accessible learning opportunities for students in the healthcare industry and beyond
OTTAWA, ON, August 31, 2021 / CNW / – The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and Keypath Education Canada announce the launch of the country’s first Executive Masters of Health Administration (EMHA) program. The master’s course is offered as a hybrid of online learning with a one-week residency in. offered Ottawa, creating more accessible learning in high-demand health professions.
According to Statistics Canada, there were approximately 9,000 healthcare executive jobs in 2020 in an industry that is projected to grow 20 percent by 2028. Working with Keypath, Telfer’s online EMHA program was developed to ensure Canadian and international health care administrators, industry leaders and practitioners with the skills and knowledge required to maintain the quality of Canada growing health system.
“As the health system continues to grow, Canadians need quality education to equip leaders with the tools and knowledge to tackle the increasingly complex problems facing the sector,” said Stéphane Brutus, dean of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. “The Telfer EMHA underscores our commitment to supporting the health and well-being of the Canadian communities and offers future leaders the skills, insight and innovative thinking that will help maintain our nation’s health leadership for years to come.”
Working with Keypath for development Canada first EMHA builds on one of the pillars of the University of Ottawa Transformation strategy 2030. The strategy uses online learning for university degrees and aims to create optimized program offerings and training opportunities that are more accessible and respond to the needs of the student generation of tomorrow.
“Delivering an EMHA program online will increase accessibility and enable those business, management and strategic leadership skills to reach more people across the country,” said Graeme Owens, Executive Vice President at Keypath Education Canada. “Rather than shifting and uprooting their lives for a personal experience, students will be able to learn and work – and ultimately the state of Canada Health care – from their own communities. “
Canadian universities are partnering with EdTech companies like Keypath to create more strategic and engaging online programs that increase enrollment and retention. Starting with course curricula created by academic institutions, Keypath designs and delivers programs tailored to online learning environments and provides program management including marketing, recruiting and student support.
The online EMHA degree is the second collaboration between Keypath and the University of Ottawa, following the introduction of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree in 2020. In its first year, the MEM program surpassed enrollment expectations and committed engineering professionals across the country.
“Through our partnership with Keypath Education, the University of Ottawa not only invests in the future of its students, but also promotes its commitment to becoming a more digital and connected university, “said Jill Scott, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs at the University of Ottawa. “As the requirements for the provision of education and institutional learning continue to evolve, we are relying on new pedagogies and learning platforms that will help us reach more learners and continue our longstanding relevance and excellence over the coming decade.”
“Over the next decade, our healthcare system will be in Ontario and across Canada will change significantly after the pandemic to ensure we continue to improve access to and quality of care for patients and families, “said Cameron love, President and CEO of Ottawa Hospital. “As CEO of Ottawa Hospital and a graduate of the MHA program, I understand the future value of healthcare executive education. This program leverages Telfer’s more than 45 years of executive education and training to create a nationally recognized program that ensures We can train health care leaders for our region, province and country. The timing couldn’t be better and I look forward to working with Telfer to support our future health care leaders. “
Registration for the Executive Master of Health Administration of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa started on 26th of August for classes starting in January 2022, pending final approvals. For more information and program details, please visit online.uottawa.ca.
About keypath training:
Founded in 2014, Keypath is a global, market-leading EdTech company in the online program management (OPM) market. In collaboration with its 32 university partners, Keypath offers 140 career-relevant, technology-driven online university programs for over 30,000 students with the aim of preparing them for the future of work.
The services Keypath provides to its university partners include the design, development, implementation, marketing and administration of online programs. Keypath also conducts market research and provides student recruitment, support and placement services. The services provided by Keypath are underpinned by KeypathEDGE, its integrated technology and data platform.
Keypath has approximately 600 employees with branches and partners in Australia, The United States, Canada, UK and expanding into Malaysia.
About the Telfer University of Management:
The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is at the heart of Ottawa and is the proud academic home of around 4,300 students, 200 faculty members and over 30,000 alumni.
At Telfer, everything we do, from teaching to research to policy advice, is firmly geared towards helping Canada reach its potential. We believe that better business practice means better Canada and that’s better Canada means a better world.
About the University of Ottawa – A Crossroads of Cultures and Ideas
the University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas where brave minds come together to inspire groundbreaking ideas. We are one of Canada Top 10 Research Universities – Our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. As one of the few Canadian universities ranked in the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from around the world.
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For more information: Ashley McGuire, Keypath Education, [email protected]; Paul Logothetis, University of Ottawa, [email protected]