MBA - Health Care Curriculum

MBA - Health Care Course Descriptions

The MBA - Health Care degree is a 40 hour program.

BADM 6123 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (3 credit hours)
This course examines organizational communication theory and process.  Special emphasis is given to common and special problems associated with interpersonal and intergroup organizational communication affecting business decisions and operations.

ECO 5003 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours)
This course examines economics from a historical perspective.  Economic principles are discussed from a management perspective, including production, costs, exchange, distribution, and consumption.  Students apply economic concepts such as scarcity and opportunity costs, relationship between aggregate supply and demand, profit maximization, foreign trade and banking systems.

MGT 5133 MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 credit hours)
This course deals with behavioral social systems in work organizations. Topics include individual and group behavior, leadership, organization change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.

MGT 6243 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course provides the health care administration student with a sound understanding of today's legal environment.  Lectures, reading, group activities, and actual case studies are incorporated to assist the student in complying with the appropriate laws governing today's health care environment.

ACC 5003 THE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE ENVIRONMENT (3 credit hours) 
Accounting is the language of business; thus, this course incorporates principles of accounting and finance to provide a foundational understanding of these areas in preparation for other management courses and success in the business environment.  A primary focus of this course is financial statement preparation and analysis. 

MKT 5113 MARKETING MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This course is an advanced marketing course that incorporates the techniques and functions of management and marketing as they relate to product, place, price and promotion. Extensive readings, case analysis and marketing plan development are used throughout the course.

MGT 6153 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours)
The focus of this module is to examine functional areas of human resource management, including acquisition and placement, job analysis and design, training and development, performance management and rewarding of human resources.  Extensive reading, writing, group discussions and case studies are utilized.

MGT 5173 ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course presents a rational, ethical framework consistent with Christian values, by which decisions and actions undertaken by health care professionals can be evaluated.  Ethics will be examined through case studies, class discussions and position papers related to the students' experiences.

ACC 5123 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING FOR HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course examines the various systems and uses of accounting by managers with emphasis on the management accountant's role in the planning and control function.  The organization of data for decision-making, and the influence of quantitative techniques on management accounting are the major topics for this course.  Prerequisite: ACC 5003 or equivalent undergraduate coursework.

MGT 6173 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This is the capstone course for all the Graduate Studies in Management programs. This course integrates the functional business disciplines (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Operations, Economics and Finance) within the strategic management process. A management simulation component is utilized to demonstrate the strategic linkage of these functional areas.

MGT 5163 HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop conceptual skills needed by top-level health care managers.  Emphasis is given to the integration of subject matter from industry best practices and business administration/management courses.   Topics include development of organizational strategy in health care organizations, the strategic planning process, formulation of objectives and policies, and the management of change in the health care industry.

FIN 5123 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on applied financial management concepts for health care organizations.  Topics include preparation and analysis of financial statements for health care organizations, staffing, reporting, financial ratios, budgeting and asset acquisition.

ECON 5123 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS IN HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course applies economic theory to the health care sector.  Demand and supply, elasticity, health insurance regulation, competition and cost effectiveness will be areas of emphasis.  Attention is devoted to planning, implementation and operation of health care organizations from the perspective of providers, payers and the population.

MGT 6331 LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE SEMINAR (1 credit hour)

This course consists of three elements: 1) a two-night seminar, Health Care Leadership, which emphasizes working with various stakeholders (employees, councils, boards, volunteers, donors and taxpayers).  Strategic issues include alignment of mission, goals and objectives, record systems and building alliances.  The effective use of limited resources, conflict resolutionand proactive teamwork are also addressed.  2) A Portfolio is created by the student to demonstrate personal and/or professional growth from entry to completion of the program.  3) An Exit Interview. 

 

 

MGT 6173 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 credit hours)
This is the capstone course for the MBA, MBA-Health Care, and MSM programs.  This course integrates the functional business disciplines (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources Management, Operations, Economics, and Finance) within the strategic management process.  A management gaming component is utilized to demonstrate the strategic linkage of these functional areas. 

 

 

Note: Courses that are not specially designated as having a health care emphasis (core MBA courses) will incorporate health care concepts via cases, readings, and other types of assignments that will allow the student to apply the course topics to the health care environment.

*Curriculum subject to change based on program review.

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