MBA in Healthcare Administration Curriculum

1st Semester
Session 1

Individual and Teamwork
Information and Decision Support

Session 2

Financial Accounting
Marketing Management

2nd Semester
Session 3

Managerial Accounting
Management of Human Resources

Session 4

Statistical Methods for Managers
Managerial Economics

3rd Semester
Session 5

Business Research Analysis
Managerial Finance

4th Semester
Session 6

Managing Healthcare Systems
Legal and Ethical Issues

Session 7

Operations Management
Current Issues in Health Care Administration

5th Semester
Session 8

Strategic Management
Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics

Session 9

Global and Transnational Management
Healthcare Process Management

MGT511 Individual and Teamwork

The focus of this class is on understanding individual behavior in organizations and on becoming a more successful team member. Problem solving through improved communication and effective management of individual and group processes is studied and practiced.

CIT514 Information and Decision Support

This course reviews basic information technology and systems, discusses the importance of data, information and knowledge man≠agement in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nation≠ally, internationally and globally and the impact of the digital divide on an increasingly global economy, the formation and appraisal of sound information systems, and issues of cyber crime and cyber ethics.

ACC510 Financial Accounting

This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications.

MKT523 Marketing Management

This course examines the role of the marketing function of firms participating in both consumer and business markets, with emphasis on tactical and operating decisions and decision-making processes. Areas studied include market and customer analysis, market segmentation, and marketing mix tactics and implementation.

ACC512 Managerial Accounting

This course builds on the studentsí knowledge of accounting concepts. The focus is on evaluation and use of accounting data for internal planning, control, and decision-making.

MGT522 Management of Human Resources

The focus of this course is the human side of enterprise. The sub-functions of human resources management, diversity in the workplace, rights of the individual, and the various legal and ethical issues in the area are addressed.

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers

This course provides an in-depth coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to interpret statistical analy≠sis and how to use statistical techniques in managerial problem solving.

ECO524 Managerial Economics

This course builds on basic concepts of microeconomics, and places an emphasis on the firmís use of limited information in an uncertain environment. A global perspective is stressed.

MKT611 Business Research Analysis

This course focuses on research methods and tools used by decision makers in organizations. Topics to be covered will include: the scientific method, primary and secondary data, research design, reliability and validity, sampling frames, and applied statistics which are required to make organization decisions.  The student will analyze information generated for and by the organization.

FIN612 Managerial Finance

Financial decision making addressing the structure of capital, its cost, availability, and selection, along with management of cash flows and distributions are the focus of this course.

HCA540 Managing Health Systems

This course is a comprehensive approach to the multitude of organizations and flow management systems for managing healthcare.  Students explore the historical context, social implications, evolution and current state of healthcare services in the America.  Topics include the types of managed care organizations, provider payment plans, utilization control, negotiations, underwriting and rate setting, and managing efficient and effective organizational structures.  The course also addresses marketing and information systems (both onsite and web-based) for business operations and management decisions making in the industry.  Prerequisite: MGT522

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management

The ethical and legal issues facing managers in the public and private sectors are the focus of this course. Current issues, regula≠tions, trade practices, and liability will be discussed.

MGT613 Operations Management

The management of operations in manufacturing and service sectors is the topic of this course. The course builds on a foundation laid by Decision Modeling for Managers. Operations Management and its relationships to the other managerial functions in the organization will also be covered.

HCA552 Current Issues in Health Care Administration

The course is designed to expose students to significant current issues that impact the health care professional.  Topical areas will include Health Care Industry specific Marketing, Technology, Finance, Human Resources Management, the Political Environment, Health Care Management Culture and other current issues as they relate to the Health Care Administrator. Topics will change as changes to the industry environment dictate.

MGT622 Strategic Management

This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the pro≠gram into strategic problem-solving ability.

HCA633 Healthcare Process Management

This course explores the design, operation, and evaluation of systems used in healthcare organizations.  Topics address organizational behavior, regulatory requirements related to quality improvement, utilization (case) management, risk management, and medical staff credentialing. Students investigate the use of quality improvement methodologies and tools while devoting special emphasis to the application of Total Quality Management as applied to healthcare organizations.  The intersection of access, cost, and service for quality healthcare administration is examined.  Prerequisite: MGT613

MGT614 Global and Transnational Management

This course deals with the management of multinational enterprises and managing in a global economy. Building on the interdisci≠plinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course deals with cross-cultural issues, sociopolitical and economic con≠cerns, and international strategic management.

HCA642 Healthcare Policy Law and Ethics

This capstone course will require students to examine general healthcare administration issues within a framework of legislative issues and their impact on healthcare systems in the United States. Special emphasis will focus on the changes in federal governmental regulations and their impact on quality and financial administrative issues. Through the case study approach involving politics, policy, regulatory environments, economics and ethics, students will critically analyze issues for both health care providers and organizations related to corporate governance, personal choice, and regulatory compliance. Topics will include applied ethics, conflicts of interest, the allocation of scarce resources, FDA regulations, confidentiality, payment policies, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and global competition.