MBA in Health Care Management
The MBA in Health Care Management Concentration
The M.B.A. in Health Care Management Concentration of the Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldridge National Quality Program, which focuses on a student-centered learning approach in the classroom.
The concentration in Health Care Management will prepare students for general management positions in a variety of health care agencies, but especially for positions associated with the traditional business functions – such as financial control, human resource management, program marketing, public relations, quality control, customer relations, and budgeting.
The conceptual basis of this concentration is the view that modern business influences, pressures, practices, and systems are increasingly becoming part of the fabric and structure of America’s health care community, and therefore, future leaders in this sector must bring to their careers sharpened skills in the traditional areas of business practice.
The M.B.A. degree program requires the completion of 60 credits. The curriculum model for the Master of Business Administration degree follows a traditional framework used throughout the United States for M.B.A. programs, which has become standardized at Schools of Business. Read more about the M.B.A. Curriculum
M.B.A. Health Care Management Concentration Courses
MBA 651 – Health Care Administration
This course serves as an overview of the issues, practices, and responsibilities facing the health care administrator. The course investigates each of the important aspects of health care administration and introduces students to the topics which constantly challenge health care executives. Areas covered include hospital and physician reimbursement, managed care, multi-provider systems, integrated health systems, business ventures in health care, and stake holder management. This is a course providing the application of organizational management techniques to health care institutions (3 credits).
MBA 652 – Health Care Finance
An introduction to the management of a health care organization's finances, including the operation of its financial accounting system. Evaluation of the organization's financial situation using financial techniques and financial statements, cash management, credit analysis, capital structure and capital budgeting, funds management, and financial control (3 credits).
MBA 653 – Law for Health Care Professionals
This course will review the American legal system, including its courts, its statutes, and its common law, in order to provide the health care manager with a basic understanding of the number of significant ways in which legal mandates apply to one's institution. A number of different areas of law will be studied, each selected for its influence on the management of health care institutions and health care providers. Legal cases will be examined, including significant court opinions, in order to bring students to a basic understanding of the manner in which their actions will be judged by our country's legal systems (3 credits).
MBA 654 – The Marketing for Health Care Programs
This course provides students with an overview of the areas of public involvement which affect the organizations ability to attract, serve, and generate the support of the community in which it is embedded. These include the marketing of the services and programs provided by the institution, the use of positive forms of publicity, and the generation of activities designed to foster a positive relationship with the individuals, organizations, and governments on which the institution depends (3 credits).
MBA 655 – The Health Care System
This course will examine the social organization of the vast health care system in the United States today, emphasizing such topics as health expenditures and rising costs, equity in health services, financing health care, insurance (including HMOs), delivery of health care services, discrimination in health care delivery, social legislation, and the social implication of new health care technologies (3 credits).
MBA 656 – Health Care Policy
This course focuses on a wide range of policies including equity in health care delivery (e.g., how to provide care for the elderly, the poor, the homeless, those with cancer, AIDS, and other life threatening illnesses, those chemically dependent), proposals for cost control, regulation of safety, insurance, and the distribution of medical resources (3 credits).