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MBA- Health Care Management emphasis
Course Descriptions

MBA 500 Organizational Leadership and Development (4 credits)
This course introduces leadership in dynamic, changing organizations where customers change, technologies shift, and work processes evolve. In this course students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others and create alignment as an organization changes to meet the needs of the future.

MBA 505 Global Economics (4 credits)
The course will apply economic theory to develop a framework to analyze and predict trade, exchange rate, environmental, health, labor and other policies. Strategies will encompass the interaction of American and global economic institutions and policy making entities such as the United States Trade Representative, Congress, Federal Reserve, WTO, and the European Union.

HCM 540 Health Care Biomedical Ethics (4 credits)
Many hospitals have ethics boards to help with difficult decision-making. This speaks to the increasing complexity of ethical issues which health care professionals face. This course will look at end-of-life issues, resource allocation issues, decision-making issues, access-to-care issues and other major ethical issues facing health care professionals. This course will explore briefly a Christian understanding of the grounds for ethical decision-making.

MBA 510 Managerial Research Methods (4 credits)
This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies and action science. Students will critique published research, write a literature review and design research studies.

MBA 520 Integrated Marketing Communication (4 credits)
This course will develop marketing strategy and executing diverse communication tactics critical to all enterprises. Consistency in both processes and messages is important. Students will analyze business scenarios and determine strategic objectives, target markets and messages, as well as demonstrate how to use and apply multiple marketing tactics.

MBA 525 Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
This course looks at human resource management from an operating manager?s perspective and focuses on the key role strategic human resource management plays in the development and execution of organizational strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, behavioral, and the legal issues faced by companies as they attempt to compete in an increasingly expanding global economy. Students will work collaboratively to analyze and compare the complexities and challenges of doing business abroad as well as in the United States and discuss approaches, plans, and programs to address those issues strategically.

MBA 530 Managerial Finance and Accounting (4 credits)
This course will examine the framework and systems of current accounting and finance principles including preparation of financial statements, accounting cycles and balance sheet classifications. Students will apply these principles along with ethical responsibility and critical thinking skills to management practices of business decision making and strategic planning.

MBA 535 Legal and Regulatory Health Care Environment (4 credits)
This course covers the governmental policies affecting health care entities: labor law, business law, liability law, and tax-related issues. Government regulation is a growing part of health care systems and these regulations need to be understood by practitioners. This course will give students the framework for understanding the changing laws and regulations which affect health care systems.

HCM 545 Quality Practices (2 credits)
In order to compete in this new economy, health care entities, particularly hospitals, need to employ quality practices. This course will examine current theory and practices for health care institutions: Six Sigma, Lean and other processes and procedures. Students will understand how the quality system interweaves with customer service and happiness.

HCM 555 Health Care Informatics (4 credits)
A call has come from the highest reaches of government for the computerization of all medical records. Information systems and the interlocking of these systems will be a major concern for health care providers in the years to come. Students will learn how to collect and interpret data in order to make it useful. There is plenty of useless data and information available; the real professional can mine that data and information into golden nuggets of knowledge.

HCM 560 Health Care Strategic Leadership and Managerial Application Portfolio (4 credits)
The distribution system for health care is complex and changing rapidly. The strategy process represents an essential opportunity for health care leaders to establish, implement and guide the organizations direction in these turbulent waters of changing distribution systems. MAP is a process in which students summarize, synthesize, and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies as organizational managers and leaders. Students will draw from their MBA course work, career experiences, and synthesizing activities to build a portfolio.