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Master of Healthcare Administration Degree

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Master of Healthcare Administration Degree

40 Semester Hours

Course Sequence (28 hours)

  • HRM 701 - HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (4)

    HRM 701

    HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    This course provides a framework for an in-depth understanding of day-to-day, practical approaches/aspects of problems/challenges that impact the human resource management field. Topics include recruiting, hiring, training, retaining, rewarding, and promoting employees; compensation and benefits; employment planning, performance management systems, and succession planning; labor relations; and managing organizational relationships.
  • HCM 733 - FINANCE AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS (4)

    HCM 733

    FINANCE AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

    Course Description

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts and calculations associated with financial accounting and managerial accounting within a healthcare organization. Students will study the foundational aspects of financial accounting with a primary focus on financial statements and the uses of the information in these statements. Students will also study the functional aspects of managerial accounting to include cost behavior, cost allocation, pricing, planning, budgeting, profit analysis, and performance evaluation. Application of these concepts will include analysis of case studies.
  • HCM 735 - HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (4)

    HCM 735

    HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    The course provides an extensive overview of leadership in the U.S. health services system. The focus of the course will be on the role health services leadership plays in the delivery of healthcare services, to include managing with professionals, financial management, services utilization, and other aspects of the U.S. healthcare system. The student will explore the key theoretical and practical elements of leadership as well as current issues clarifying how the U.S. health services system is organized, managed, and financed.
  • HCM 742 - HEALTHCARE LAWS AND ETHICS (4)

    HCM 742

    HEALTHCARE LAWS AND ETHICS

    Course Description

    In this course the student will develop a strong foundation of health law, enabling them to deal with common legal and practical moral and ethical issues facing the healthcare organization on a daily basis. Topics will include statutory laws, rules and regulations, review of tort laws, criminal law, contract law, civil procedures and trial practice. The student will examine numerous legal, moral, and ethical issues.
  • HCM 765 - HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (4)

    HCM 765

    HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    Students will explore concepts and theories of operations and supply chain management. The student will develop both knowledge and skills in solving the operational problems of healthcare organizations.
  • HCM 772 - HEALTHCARE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (4)

    HCM 772

    HEALTHCARE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    The student will examine principles of strategic management applied to healthcare organizations. The course through critical assessments of the real world environment and case studies on strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation will examine alternative strategic frameworks for healthcare organizations. Topics will include, mission, vision statement development, environmental assessments, analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, use of critical success factors, development of business plans, and other techniques for strategic planning and management.
  • PSYC 603 - MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY (4)

    PSYC 603

    MANAGERIAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Course Description

    This course will explore the psychological influences on the development and behavior of managers and organizational leaders. Topics include: follower influences, nature vs. nurture in the development of leaders, relationship of personality to leadership style, behavioral decision- making biases, tactical, operational, and strategic decision-making , group think, and scenario planning.

Electives (12 hours)

Select 12 hours from the following:

  • HCM 745 - HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4)

    HCM 745

    HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    The student will examine the theory and techniques used by healthcare executives to analyze financial status and trends. Topics include financial planning, budgeting, risk assessment, rate setting, financial controls, management care, cost accounting, and capital financing of healthcare organizations. The importance of proper financial management to effective healthcare leadership is emphasized.
  • HCM 752 - HEALTH POLICY (4)

    HCM 752

    HEALTH POLICY

    Course Description

    This course will explore the essential conceptual and analytical understanding of health policymaking and politics, including their impact on health administration and leadership. Selected policy issues will be explored through the application of political concepts and behavioral models, including a system model of policymaking. The emphasis will be on understanding the health leaders approach to the policymaking system, become involved in it, and work through it to attain their objectives and those of their organization.
  • HCM 762 - GLOBAL HEALTH (4)

    HCM 762

    GLOBAL HEALTH

    Course Description

    The student will examine demographic measurements, epidemiological methods, outcomes assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention from a global perspective.
  • MBA 711 - BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT (4)

    MBA 711

    BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

    Course Description

    This course systematically explores the external environment in which businesses operate - legal and regulatory, macroeconomic, cultural, political, technological, and natural. Additionally, the course will examine the critical opportunities and threats that arise from an analysis of external business conditions. Students will apply scenario planning to a selected industry and synthesize trends in the external environment in the presence of risk and uncertainty.
  • MBA 721 - MARKETING MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 721

    MARKETING MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    In today's business world, success can often be attributed more to the genius of a company's marketing efforts than to the genius of its products or services. A clear understanding of the importance of marketing, as well as a grasp of effective marketing practices, is essential for anyone who wishes to achieve a position of leadership. You will gain a working knowledge of both marketing theory and the practical application of innovative marketing strategies. You will come to understand how product, price, place, and promotion contribute to the marketing mix as you explore research-based insights into consumer behavior. As your final course assignment, you will prepare and present a marketing plan of your own.
  • MBA 727 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4)

    MBA 727

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    Course Description

    Globalization has opened the world marketplace to companies that were once merely regional or even local operations. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and decision-making skills to perform effectively as a leader within a company with global operations. Course content covers multinational business strategies, from exporting to foreign direct investment, as well as economic, political, and cultural influences on the international marketplace.
  • PUAD 701 - FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION (4)

    PUAD 701

    FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT ADMINISTRATION

    Course Description

    Students examine fundamental public service values that differentiate the mission and purpose of government and nonprofit organizations from those of private, for-profit, organizations. The course focuses on applying public administration and organizational theories to analyze administrative problems faced by leaders and managers implementing government and nonprofit programs. Students learn to think systematically about selecting alternative options for delivering programs and improving organizational performance. Finally, students develop fundamental information literacy, computing, writing, and presentation skills required for effective academic and professional communication.
  • PUAD 710 - MANAGING PERSONNEL & INFORMATION SYSTEMS (4)

    PUAD 710

    MANAGING PERSONNEL & INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Course Description

    Students learn fundamental concepts and tools for managing the two most important organizational resources - people and information. The course emphasizes application of human resources concepts and tools for attracting, retaining, and developing employees and improving organizational performance in government and nonprofit organizations. Information technology concepts and tools for managing government and nonprofit organizations are also examined. Fundamental legal, ethical, and political obligations for managing human resources and information technology are also evaluated.
  • PUAD 715 - METHODOLOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (4)

    PUAD 715

    METHODOLOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    Course Description

    Students learn to apply fundamental methodological concepts and analytical tools necessary for contributing to administrative and policy discussions, critically assessing causal claims, and making informed administrative and policy decisions. The goal is to have students become critical consumers of academic research and professional reports and confidently apply statistical concepts and techniques for professional decision-making. Finally, students develop skills for effectively communicating analysis methods and conclusions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.
  • PUAD 740 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING (4)

    PUAD 740

    FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUDGETING

    Course Description

    Students learn to use fundamental budgeting, accounting, and financial management concepts and tools necessary for leading and managing government and nonprofit organizations. Students learn to use analytical techniques for making administrative and policy decisions with significant financial implications. Students also examine the competing values and politics that underlie and impact financial decisions in the government and nonprofit organizations. Finally, students develop skills for effectively communicating financial analysis methods and conclusions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.
  • PUAD 745 - STRATEGY, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION (4)

    PUAD 745

    STRATEGY, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

    Course Description

    Students learn to think strategically about leading organizations operating in a competitive political environment where collaboration is required to advance the organizational mission. The course focuses on using strategic and network management concepts and tools to improve organizational performance. The importance of strategically managing organizational communication is also examined. Finally, students develop skills for effectively communicating strategic planning methods, approaches, and decisions with colleagues, elected officials, the media, and the public.

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