CAHME Announces the Initial Accreditation of the Lipscomb University College of Business Master of Health Administration

The Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Board of Directors approved the initial accreditation of Lipscomb University MHA for a three-year term at the Board of Directors meeting on February 21, 2024.

“Being located in one of the nation’s leading healthcare cities, Lipscomb’s MHA program has close connections to many industry leaders in Nashville, which provides outstanding learning and professional opportunities for our students. Receiving CAHME accreditation affirms not only our program’s quality but also its effectiveness, and we are thrilled about the tremendous impact this will have on our students,” said Dr. Lesley Tomaszewski, MHA Director, College of Business, Lipscomb University.

“From the beginning, we focused on building the MHA program with CAHME accreditation in mind. With many considering Nashville to be the ‘healthcare capital’ of the country, it didn’t have a CAHME-accredited MHA program. That was the gap I sought to fill. While I got things kicked off, Dr. Tomaszewski and her leadership ultimately enabled us to reach the goal of CAHME accreditation. Now, we are the only program in Tennessee that is both AACSB and CAHME accredited. This is a great milestone for our program and, more importantly, for our students,” said Dr. Bart Liddle, Associate Professor, College of Business, Lipscomb University.

“CAHME’s mission is to advance the quality of healthcare management education globally.  CAHME-accredited programs have successfully navigated a thorough and careful accreditation process managed by experts in the study and practice of healthcare management,” said Dr. Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME. “The program meets standards set by leading academics and practitioners. We recognize their commitment to the field.”


Since 1968, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) has served the public interest by advancing the quality of healthcare management education globally. CAHME accredits 150 academic programs in healthcare management covering areas such as healthcare leadership, quality and safety, and population health. Through partnerships with leading academic and healthcare institutions, CAHME seeks to ensure that graduates possess the necessary competencies and practical experiences to excel in the healthcare field adding value to organization and growing into future leaders. CAHME is the only organization recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation to grant accreditation to graduate programs in healthcare management.

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