Tulsa - Master of Business Administration - Health Care (MBA-HC)

 

Contact:
Dale Young
Director of Recruiting
Southern Nazarene University-Tulsa
918-664-1949 x. 227
dayoung@snu.edu



Southern Nazarene University has been equipping health care professionals with business skills for many years through our MBA and Master of Science in Management programs. The MBA-Health Care program takes our commitment to health care professionals one step further. By specializing key courses to the health care industry, SNU offers a combination of the best in general business theory and practice with specific knowledge and skills health care professionals need to lead their organizations effectively.

The MBA-Health Care program is designed for professionals who hold an earned baccalaureate degree and desire to pursue a career in management in a health care organization or are currently working for health care organizations and desire to increase their effectiveness as managers and/or professionals. Applicants to the program may be in management, nursing, administration, or health care related fields. The mission of the
MBA - Health Care program is to provide students with the skills needed to be successful managers in the health care industry by providing a strong foundation in business and management, with a focus on practical applications in the health care setting. The 40 credit hour program is composed of 13 three-credit courses (modules) and a one-credit management seminar. Courses are taken in a planned sequence, one at a time. Each three-credit course consists of six weeks of intensive study, including weekly classroom sessions (seminar style) and extensive preparation outside of class. The program consists of 80 class sessions, completed in 21 calendar months.

Enrollment is in the total program rather than individual courses. However, grades are provided for each course. Upon enrollment, the student is assigned to a cohort group and remains with this group throughout the program.


Requirements to complete the MBA-Health Care Program:


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.

ACC 5123 - MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING – HEALTH CARE (3 credit hours)
This course examines the various systems and uses of accounting by managers with emphasis on the management's 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.

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 communication affecting business decisions and operations.

ECO 5003 - 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.

ECO 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.

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.

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, organizational change and development, behavioral research, decision processes and motivation processes.


  MGT 5173 - ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE (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.

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.

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.

MGT 6153 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (3 credit hours)
The focus of this course is to examine the 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 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 6331 - LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE SEMINAR (1 credit hour)
This course is 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 resolution, and proactive teamwork are also addressed.

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 reading, case analysis and marketing plan preparation are used throughout the course.

* A Portfolio that is created by the student to demonstrate his or her growth from entry to completion of the program and an Exit Interview are required for graduation.