Executive MBA Health Sector Management Curriculum


Our EMBA health sector management curriculum features the following courses:

Foundation Courses

  • EXEC5504 Fundamentals of Marketing
  • EXEC5503 Fundamentals of Management
  • EXEC5505 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • EXEC5506 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EXEC5508 Statistical Thinking and Methods

Core Courses

  • EXEC6501 Corporate Creativity and Innovation
  • EXEC6502 Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • EXEC6503 Managerial Economics
  • EXEC6504 Managerial Finance
  • EXEC6509 International Business
  • EXEC6505 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • EXEC6506 Strategic Marketing
  • EXEC6507 Strategic Information Systems Management
  • EXEC6510 Global Business Capstone

Specialization Courses

        •  EHCM6901 Fundamentals of Health Systems & Policies
        •  EHCM6902 Foundations of Healthcare Financial Management
        •  EHCM6903 Finance for Healthcare Managers
        •  EHCM6904 Healthcare Operations Management
        •  EHCM6905 Contemporary Issues in Health Sector Management

EHCM6901         Fund of Health Systems/Policy        3.00 credits

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the fundamental characteristics of health systems in the United States relative to those in place globally. Identifies the major economic, social, demographic, political and regulatory forces that are likely to shape the external environment and linkages among the firms in this important and growing sector. The impact of these forces on healthcare decision making and policy formulation are discussed with due regard for legal and ethical implications.

EHCM6902         Essentials/Healthcare Fin Mgmt      1.50 credits

This course focuses on providing students with an understanding of the unique aspects of managing financial transactions in the heavily regulated healthcare industry. The role of insurance coverage, health plan design, managed care protocols and third-party reimbursement methods will be examined from the healthcare provider's perspective. Attention will also be given to managing the healthcare revenue cycle, including medical coding systems, billing procedures, and claims adjudication. The course is intended to establish the contextual foundation of healthcare financial environment and to prepare students to receive formal exposure to the principles and theories of finance at the graduate level.

EHCM6903         Finance/Healthcare Managers         3.00 credits

This course is targeted for the healthcare sector manager and is intended to provide an understanding of the role of financial management in the context of healthcare operations. It provides both the financial theories that a general manager needs to know and their applications to decision making in the health services. The course will build on the contextual foundations of the healthcare environment discussed in earlier courses.

EHCM6904         Healthcare Operations Mgmt            3.00 credits

This course aims to provide the student with an understanding of-and skills to apply-the techniques for improving the performance of decision-making and delivery processes that enable provision of high-value healthcare services from a multi-stakeholder perspective. The course will present contemporary qualitative and quantitative operations management tools and methodologies with applications in healthcare service infrastructure, including balanced scorecards, performance measurement, monitoring, benchmarking and reporting, statistical process control, quality management, process design and improvement, scheduling, and capacity management. This course will also consider strategies for managing the human service experience as a means to enhance patient satisfaction and achieve competitive advantage.

EHCM6905         Contemp. Issues/Health Sect Mgmt   3.00 credits

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore emerging issues and trends influencing the delivery of healthcare that may not have been covered in the standard set of health sector management specialization courses. The learning experience is designed as a seminar and will offer sufficient flexibility to accommodate the educational interests of the unique group of participants enrolled in a particular class cohort.

EXEC5503          Fundamentals of Management         1.50 credits

This course provides a baseline understanding of the processes of working with people and resources to accomplish organizational goals. In today's business world, highly effective executives not only apply the fundamental management principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, but also anticipate and adapt to change. This course explores the nature and application of these fundamental principles in the evolving environment of globalization and increased competitiveness. An integrative case study will be used to connect management principles to those from other disciplines in the EMBA foundations module.

EXEC5504          Fundamentals of Marketing              1.50 credits

This course will introduce students to marketing terminology and concepts. The goal is to provide sufficient foundation knowledge to enable students to take courses in the core MBA program. Accordingly, this course introduces students to such fundamental marketing concepts as the marketing mix, segmentation, marketing research, and consumer behavior.

EXEC5505          Fundamentals of Fin Acctg               1.50 credits

An introduction to the Basic Financial Statements and the underlying concepts, conventions and principles.

EXEC5506          Principles of Microeconomics         1.50 credits

Microeconomic foundations of consumer and business decisions, market structure and industrial organization.

EXEC5508           Statistical Thinking & Methods       3 credits

This course introduces statistical ideas and methods of how to draw conclusions from the data. It provides students with the ability to think statistically and appreciate statistical ideas. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, and an introduction to nonparametric statistics. Statistical software is used frequently for computations. Emphasis is on interpreting statistical results and using the statistical analyses for decision making.

EXEC6501          Corporate Creativity & Innovat       1.50 credits

This 1.5 credit course is an integral part of the Core curriculum in the MBA Management for Executives program. It provides students with an appreciation for the role of creativity and innovation in facilitating the emergence of organizations and their continued development and growth. Students will examine the opportunities and challenges associated with applying these concepts in the creation of sustainable organizational value. A variety of individual and team-based assignments will be used to validate and apply the concepts presented in this course.

EXEC6502          Fin Acctg & Reporting                        3 credits

This course focuses on the decision support information that managers regularly use and need in the contemporary business setting. Topics include: cost volume profit, cost behavior, product costing, pricing, quality costs, budgeting variance analysis, short-term decision making and business unit performance measurement. The course will begin with a session on understanding financial statements to provide articulation with the financial accounting course pre-requisite.

EXEC6503          Managerial Economics                      3 credits

Microeconomic theory as applied to decision making in the business firm. Emphasis is placed on customer demand, cost management, strategic and tactical pricing, market and competitive actions and analyses.

EXEC6504          Finance for Managers                        3 credits

The course provides a practical view of the theories and models of finance for the general manager. It will explore risk return models, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure theory and practice. The course will also introduce a selection of topics such as but not limited to: corporate reorganization and governance, quantifying strategic decisions with real options, dividend policy mergers and acquisitions or other timely topics of interest.

EXEC6505          Org Behavior & Leadership              3 credits

Creating and leading sustainable, ethical, successful, and responsive organizations is the primary challenge for business and non-profit leaders today. This course brings together the knowledge, research, insights, and experiences of both management academics and organization development and management practitioners to address the challenges and opportunities in understanding and managing organizational behavior. This course emphasizes concepts and tools for assessing the social processes encountered in the workplace, so that one can become an effective and responsible leader, and it develops students' own leadership skills and competencies.

EXEC6506          Strategic Marketing                           3 credits

This course addresses the strategic and consequent tactical concerns of a business in terms of building value. The course will address such topics as: segmentation and positioning, new product development and launch, brand equity, sustainability, product policy, pricing policy, distribution choices (bricks-and-mortar and e-commerce) and supply chain management, promotional strategy and customer relationship management. Students will apply marketing principles in formulating marketing strategies and making managerial recommendation.

EXEC6507          Strat Mgmt of Info Systems             3 credits

This course focuses on the alignment of information systems (IS) with business strategies in order for business organizations to gain competitive advantage in a globalized environment. It explores fundamental concepts, models, and frameworks of IS regarding the planning, investment, implementation, and evaluation of information systems for strategic purposes. The course also examines the role of IS in transforming the organizational and business environment through the employment of various strategies, applications, and technologies.

EXEC6509          International Business                     3 credits

The study of basic managerial functions appropriate to international business. The role of the multinational corporation in contemporary world trade is discussed. Topics covered include organization, foreign licensing, international aspects of management, finance, taxation and cultural differences. This course includes a structured foreign study tour to permit students to compare international business practices with those of U.S. firms. Knowledge acquired through the experience will be linked to other courses.

EXEC6510          Global Business Capstone              3 credits

The focus of this course is on corporate-level strategy for multidivisional firms striving to strategically restructure their business portfolios by expanding and diversifying domestically and internationally. Topics will include diversification strategies, tactics for global market entry/exit, and structural alternative to support growth. Emphasis will be placed on integrating functional plans for implementing strategy at the corporate level. Students will work in teams to develop a comprehensive strategic plan using case studies of real world companies as the primary leaning modality.

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