MBA in Health Administration Curriculum and Course Descriptions
Program of Study
Below are the courses and the required prerequisites that are necessary to complete the Master’s of Business Administration.
|BUSA 509 - Essentials of Accounting and Finance Prerequisite*|
|MNGT 511 - Global Perspectives of Management, Leadership, and Ethical Issues|
|BUSA 513 - Data-Informed Decision Making|
|ECON 512 - Managerial Economics|
|BUSA 542 - Strategic Marketing|
|MNGT 610 - Talent Development and Performance Management|
|HMGT 519 - Accounting and Finance for Health Care Managers|
|HMGT 698 - Health Care Governance and Legal Management|
|HMGT 590 - Organization and Management of Health Care Systems|
|HMGT 692 - Health Care Policy|
|HMGT 520 - Health Care Technology and Information Management|
|BUSA 620 - Business Development and Enterprise Sustainability|
|MNGT 624 - Executive Seminar in Management|
Note Regarding Prerequisites: As noted above, some courses in the program require a prerequisite if a student has not previously fulfilled those credits. These prerequisites may be fulfilled in a number of ways, including the option to enroll in the prerequisite course concurrently during this program.
Distinguished Faculty Testimonial
Rita Borzillo, Esquire
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Carousel Model Learning
Carousel Learning is designed to give the student the greatest amount of flexibility while completing the program. Students begin with the foundational “Gateway” courses, which are offered every term. Students then begin taking the program specific courses. The program finishes with the “Capstone” courses. All courses are offered in both online and blended format. This allows students to tailor the program’s pace and delivery to their own individual needs.
BUSA 509 - Essentials of Accounting and Finance Prerequisite
This course provides an overview of core concepts in business finance and generally accepted accounting principles. Students will learn to understand an organization’s financial position by reviewing fundamental financial statements and performing basic business analyses through the use of ratios, cash‐flow projections and time‐value of money calculations. This course is a foundational prerequisite for ACCT 531, FINA 532 and HMGT 519 for students without undergraduate accounting and finance coursework or relevant business experience.
MNGT 511 - Global Perspectives of Management, Leadership, and Ethical Issues
This course introduces the social, moral and ethical demands and responsibilities of corporate leaders in the global marketplace. Today, the social consciousness of an organization must be articulated, via a deliberate strategy, including, but not limited to, influences from business law, ethical theories, biblical standards, and regulatory compliance. Students will investigate the definition of professional conduct.
BUSA 513 - Data‐Informed Decision Making
This course equips students with fundamental tools and skills to interpret business problems and make and communicate competent management decisions. Students will use quantitative data and qualitative information to explain observed outcomes; consider, evaluate, and defend recommended interventions; and model the operational impact of their decisions. They will practice the effective use of proven communication strategies and current technologies to prompt action that increases organizational capacity and performance.
ECON 512 - Managerial Economics
The course entails an integration of principles from various fields of business and economics, with an emphasis on management decision‐making and policy formation. It encompasses the integration of theory, methodology and analytical tools for the purpose of making decisions about the allocation of scarce resources in production and service sector organizations. Particular attention is paid to basic economic concepts in the areas of consumer behavior, production and cost, pricing and structure of the economy, environment, industries, and firms.
BUSA 542 - Strategic Marketing
This course provides an overview of major marketing concepts that impact managers and organizations. Students will gain knowledge of the marketing process and its essential functions with an emphasis on the transcending influence of emerging technology. They will practice the critical consumption of market analytics and its part in informing marketing strategies. They will evaluate traditional models of distribution as well as the role of digital marketing strategies to promote ideas, goods and services in a global information economy.
MNGT 610 - Talent Development and Performance Management
This course examines management practices that facilitate the development and maintenance of a sustainable talent pipeline. Students will explore how execution‐capable organizations identify core competences and infuse those competencies throughout the workforce, the role and impact of organization member motivation in executing strategy, and how opportunity for meaningful contribution advances organization achievement.
HMGT 519 - Accounting and Finance for Health Care Managers
This course concentrates on health care organizations' accounting and financial decisions in the transforming health care setting. It provides an understanding of basic accounting principles and an introduction to financial management, including budgeting for managerial control, planning, cost accounting and financing health programs. The course examines the legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations critical to reliable financial management. The goal of the course is an understanding of how to improve organizational decision-making based on financial, social, and ecological metrics. Prerequisite is BUSA 509, undergraduate accounting & finance coursework, or relevant business experience.
HMGT 520 - Health Care Technology & Information Management
This course introduces the student to the basic components of Health Information Technology (HIT). It is designed to familiarize health professionals with the principles of health care information systems design and management. The course provides an understanding of current trends in information technologies as well as insight into future HIT operating models. The course prepares health care professionals to understand the role of information technology in the success of the health care delivery.
HMGT 698 - Health Care Governance and Legal Management
The course examines the basic principles and practices of law and introduces the student to the relationship of law to health care, including liability, government regulation, financial and ethical issues, contracting, and negotiation and dispute resolution. Additional dialogue will include discussions on how the law supports or hinders current efforts to improve health care delivery systems.
HMGT 590 - Organization and Management of Health Care Systems
This course introduces the student to the overall key issues, concepts & theories in the management and administration of health care organizations. It is an overview of how health care is organized and delivered in the United States. The course focuses on the distinctive traits of health care delivery, as well as discusses the major issues and challenges that impact cost, quality, and access to health care. It reviews the structure, operation, and current and future directions of the American health care delivery system.
HMGT 692 - Health Care Policy
This course focuses on how current health policy as well as future political ideology impacts care in health organizations. It emphases the factors that influence public policy development and surveys the formulation, implementation, and modification stages of the policy process as well as debates the health politics of private interests at both the national and state levels.
BUSA 620 - Business Development and Enterprise Sustainability
This course integrates the functions of management within a strategic framework to foster competitive advantage; the sustainability of resources, talent, customer loyalty; and organizational reputation. Students will learn to develop and evaluate strategic plans that account for organizational mission and goals and the economic, political, technological, social, and global factors they must confront. Emphasis is on the analysis of business challenges and opportunities; assessment of organizational capacity, policies and plan development, and the implementation of ethical management practices that drive organizational vitality, productivity, and sustainability.
MNGT 624 - Executive Seminar in Management
As a culminating experience of their program of study, students will complete an applied learning project to demonstrate their management competency. Proposed by the student in consultation with faculty, the project will involve a product, service, organizational unit, market sector, innovative process/idea, or resolution to a significant business problem. Accordingly, students will formulate recommendations and an associated action plan that incorporates critical analysis, sound business principles, ethical standards, and best practices into their work.