Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration’s specialization in Health Care explores techniques related to managing health care organizations, maintaining and predicting financial strength, and understanding ethical challenges and legal constraints in this setting. This focus area prepares students for positions like hospital administrator, pharmaceutical project manager, or physician relations coordinator.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Specialization in Health Care Curriculum

The below listed curriculum covers the 9 semester units for MBA specialization curriculum. Visit the MBA program page for core curriculum and requirements.

Health Care
Units
MBA 655 Health Care Management
3
This course addresses the management of organizations that deliver health care services, such as hospitals, nursing homes, multi-specialty clinics, and home health care agencies. Students will examine principles of effective management, including organizational design, motivation, leadership, conflict management, teamwork, and strategic alliances. Management issues that distinguish health services organizations from other types of organizations will be identified and strategies for dealing with these issues will be evaluated.
MBA 670 Health Care Finance
3
This course addresses systems and uses of accounting and financial planning in health care organizations, including planning and control. Students will examine the analysis of financial statements, reporting, ratios, and budgeting for health care organizations to make sound decisions. This course provides a conceptual and practical knowledge of health care finance including sources of funding, revenue and cost determinants, third-party payers, managed-care contracts, and valuations.
Health Care
Units
MBA 675 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
3
Managers in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, or skilled nursing facilities have a professional stake in understanding the multiple legal and ethical issues that they will encounter as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. This course examines the legal aspects of health services management including consumer protection, the patient/physician relationship, principles that govern patient information, professional licensure and liability, medical malpractice, and public duties of a health care professional.
Health Care
Units
MBA 675 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
3
Managers in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, or skilled nursing facilities have a professional stake in understanding the multiple legal and ethical issues that they will encounter as part of their day-to-day responsibilities. This course examines the legal aspects of health services management including consumer protection, the patient/physician relationship, principles that govern patient information, professional licensure and liability, medical malpractice, and public duties of a health care professional.

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