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Curriculum | Executive MBA in Health Administration


Courses

Management Accounting in Healthcare Organizations

Managerial accounting techniques used for financial planning, measurement, and control. Topics include financial planning, budgeting, cost measurement, cost control, breakeven, revenue and cost variance analysis, price setting, financial statement analysis, and related financial decision-making. 3 credits

Statistics and Epidemiology

The basic principles of scientific inquiry, sources and kinds of data, and corresponding analytical techniques. Introduction to the basic principles of comparative and inferential statistics and of epidemiology and demography. Includes application and problem solving. 3 credits

Healthcare Management Information Systems

How information systems and technology can be used to implement the organization’s mission and strategy. The relationships between information systems and technology and the quality of services provided. Issues include technology selection, acquisition and the information system implementation process. 3 credits

Health Sector Supply Chain Management

Progressive practices pertaining to supply chain participation by providers and integrated healthcare networks. Topics include information flow, organizational dynamics, metrics used to assess supply chain performance, and supply chain relationship management. Considers multiple issues and includes cases and problems. 3 credits

Healthcare Economics

An intensive analysis of issues in health economics. Particular attention is given to "market failure" in health insurance and to alternative methods of containing health care costs, including both regulatory and market approaches. 3 credits

Managing Healthcare Outcomes

Broad view of the types of outcomes, the issues in defining a case or an episode of care, and the techniques used to measure specific outcomes. Quality improvement methods, including physician involvement. 3 credits

Healthcare Marketing

Knowledge and skills needed to design and execute relationship management strategies and marketing tactics in the variety of healthcare settings and situations. Discussions address accountability, planning strategic and tactical initiatives, operational improvement, communications, research, and evaluation in marketing applications. 3 credits

The Healthcare System

The structure and function of medical care delivery systems. Includes concepts and measures of health, disease, quality, values, needs and utilization. Considers issues in health care manpower, institutions and system organization. The student is also introduced to the principles of epidemiology and environmental health. 2 credits

Healthcare Corporate Finance

Imparts an understanding of how finance theory and practice inform the decision-making of the healthcare firm. Students learn to apply methods of financial analysis to support investment and financing decisions. Topics include capital expenditure analysis, cost of capital, risk analysis, source of financing, capital structure, and financial planning. 3 credits

Healthcare Strategic Management

Knowledge and skills pertaining to strategic management. Focus on the role of healthcare executive. Includes an analysis of strategic management models emphasizing strategic planning. Considers relevant issues including regulation and competition. 3 credits

Healthcare Leadership

Leadership within the healthcare organization. Topics include the concept of motivation, control, and change at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Draws on organizational, behavioral and leadership theory emphasizing application through activities including team-based learning, experiential exercises and reflection on these exercises.

Strategic Human Resources Management

The value and function of the Human Resources management function. Strategic thinking about human resources. The relationship of the human resource function with other management functions. 2 credits

Quantitative Methods

The application of quantitative tools in management decision-making. Topics include linear programming, decision analysis, statistical inference, and multiple regression. 2 credits

Management of Healthcare Organizations

Builds on the concepts, models, and techniques introduced in the curriculum to integrate them with a decision-making focus. Governance models and issues. Includes a major case analysis. Students provide management reports and a formal oral presentation. 3 credits

Ethics and Health Law

The legal system as it affects the health care industry. Includes legal and ethical issues raised by advances in technology, changing societal values, decreasing resources, and increasing professional liability. 3 credits

Elective and Specialized Courses

Transformational Leadership

A new context for professional practice. Application of the perennial wisdom tradition and the healthcare administrator as a wisdom walker committed to personal, organizational and community transformation. Includes the healthcare manager’s ability to generate transformational change. 3 credits

Managing Physician Relationships

The effective management of the relationship between the physician and the healthcare organization. Factors that contribute to positive relationships. The impact of these relationships on the attainment of strategic objectives. Case examples based on student experiences. 3 credits

International Health

Multiple perspectives on global health issues. Focuses on issues related to health systems, international public health, and international health business. Topics also include health reform to contain cost. 3 credits

Managing Large Health Systems

The implications of healthcare transformation to population health. Course identifies and analyzes the implications of population health on large health care systems with emphasis on patient care and management. Includes other selected issues. 3 credits

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