Core Requirements (42 Credits)
HM6040 Healthcare Organizations and Administration
This course provides an understanding of the organization and delivery of health services, drawing on theory from the social science and business disciplines. Topics include organization of healthcare delivery, organizational theory, integration/continuum of care perspectives, organizational models, adoption of innovations, provider relationships and network structures, and impact on efficacy.
HM6060 Health Law and Ethics
This course offers a review of recent developments in healthcare liability, negligence theory, formation of contracts, law of agency, labor law, documentation procedures, evaluation of evidence in litigation, theory of the case, settlement of claims, values clarification, and current ethical issues in the practice of healthcare administration. lobbying practices in the healthcare industry.
HM6050 Healthcare Policy and Analysis
This course provides understanding and skills in the development of policy analysis, recent legislative developments, federal health reform, state health plans, the regulatory processes, political forces in health policy, methods for influencing policy, and PAC.
HM6130 Principles of Negotiation and Risk Management
This course covers the principles, practices, and strategies of negotiation and risk management within the context of contemporary healthcare administration, including facilities, services, personnel, real estate, and materials acquisitions, legal implications, labor management and collective bargaining, and insurance principles and practices.
HM6070 Health Outcomes and Behaviors
This course considers outcomes, healthcare assessment in integrated delivery systems, risk adjustment methods, performance analysis design, development of health status indicators, evaluation techniques, results reporting, medical decision making, professional practice patterns and behaviors, professional behaviors, organizational structure analysis, and medical culture issues.
HM6010 Seminar in Current Healthcare Trends and Issues
This seminar provides a group formatted experience in which the current issues and trends from across the health industry are presented, analyzed and discussed. Student products will vary from term to term and depending on the issues covered in the particular term.
HM6160 Health Service Management: A Summative Review
This course requires writing of a capstone project that integrates research related to concepts, methodologies, policies, and regulations as it applies to the role of a health services manager.
HM6030 Business Operations and Economic Principles
This course covers an introduction to the business enterprise, current business practices applied to managed care, review of economic systems and basic economic principles, evolution of health- and managed care markets, cost/effectiveness analysis, medical care markets, economics of contract formation, economics of corporate.
HM6110 Management and Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the understanding and development of management skills for continued effectiveness. Topics include applied organization theory, organization design, applications of management theory, conceptual models, inter-organizational networks/coalitions, quality management strategies, change management and innovation, human resource policies, training management and communication skills, conflict management, dispute resolution techniques, and a review of behavioral science research that relates to organizational behavior.
HM6020 Accounting and Finance for Managers
This course provides accounting methods and finance principles for managers, including analysis of cost reports, payment capitation, corporate structure and taxation implications, governmental requirements, cost accounting, variance analysis, ratio analysis, marginal analysis, capital structure, utilization management, case mix/payer mix, severity of illness assignment, basic tools of capital budgeting and asset management arrangement, and financial ratio analysis.
HM6140 Quantitative Methods
This course provides a review of empirical research methods useful in healthcare management. Topics covered include survey and experimental design and implementation, statistical analysis through multivariate regression, data management, data quality assessment, and customary business analysis tools. Use of a standard statistical software package is required.
HM6120 Management Information Systems
This course presents information systems design, management and maintenance applied to various healthcare settings, system architecture analysis and design, software evaluation and testing, system life cycle, replacement planning and electronic data interchange and reviews current software application.
HM6100 Leadership in Organizations
This course offering focuses on elements and qualities of proactive leadership, including effective behaviors, communication strategies, time management, problem and dispute resolution, employee empowerment, leadership professional development, and leadership for continuous improvement initiatives.
HM6080 Health Planning and Marketing
This course focuses on multi-range planning strategies in the integrated healthcare industry. Topics covered include historical perspectives of planning, market demographic analysis, strategic decision making, and comparative analysis of planning models. These principles are applied to the specialized theories and methods of marketing and promoting in healthcare. Topics covered include strategic planning and marketing, market research, marketing of health programs, competitor analysis, healthcare advertising, provider referrals, and consumer behaviors.
Elective Requirements (3 Credits)
In consultation with your Academic Counselor, students will select an elective from a list of available business courses.