Course Requirements  

To complete the concentration, students are required to take three courses including MGT 559 and two electives chosen from two separate course groups as specified below.
 

MGT 559

HEALTH SECTOR MANAGEMENT

This graduate level, hands-on course will discuss the evolution and current trends in the delivery and financing of health goods and services in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, and health services delivery industries within the health sector. This course will equip students with the ability to use managerial epidemiology as a decision making tool in marketing and operations in the health sector. Ultimately, this course will enable students to apply Michael Porter's Five Forces Model to analyze and manage the various industries within the health sector. This course will use lectures, role plays, simulations, and the case method. Offered once a year.

ECO 798

SPECIAL TOPICS

Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in economics. Subject matter will be indicated in class schedule.

MPS 531

FINANCING AND COSTING IN HEALTH CARE

This course focuses on practical examples of financial management of health care institutions. It examines the financial system supporting health care institutions and the financial tools providers and insurers use to keep medical costs in check. Students learn financial management, third party payment methodologies, Medicare and Medicaid, cost accounting, rate setting, budgeting and financial analysis.

NSG 425

FISCAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

Fiscal management and budgetary practices in health care institutions are explored. Budget preparation, cost-benefit, analysis, product costing, reimbursement, and analysis of financial status in organizations is emphasized.

MGT 508

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Organizations seeking to improve their customer satisfaction, operating efficiency, and profitability frequently turn to quality management initiatives--including; Total Quality Management, Business Process Reengineering, Six Sigma. and ISO Quality Standards. The lessons learned through the success and failure of these programs provide valuable insights to managers seeking to achieve performance excellence within their own organizations. The course relies on the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award framework and case analysis to explore successful quality management initiatives. Offered twice a year.

MGT 523

RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION

An advanced study of current recruitment and selection practices of organizations both public and private. Emphasis is placed on common tests that are used and an examination of these tests for applicability in specific situations. Legislation related to EEO an Affirmative Action programs are discussed. Offered once a year.

MGT 545

MANAGING SERVICE OPERATIONS

This course provides an examination of operating activities in service industries. Emphasis is on the principles of design, operation and control of service delivery systems. Lectures, cases and assignments focus on such topics as delivery system design, client interfaces, operations control, capacity management and quality control. Offered once a year

MGT 566

HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS

This course is a primer on healthcare insurance and benefits programs in the United States. Emphasis will be placed on employer group plans through which most American gain access to the healthcare delivery system and receive assistance with the cost of their medican expenses. We will survey the demand for healthcare, the regulatory environment, and the predominant public and private sector health insurance programs. The challenges and perspectives of providers, insurers, and employers will be discussed, as will important ethical considerations. The course will also review benefit programs typically provided through employers with an emphasis on group medical plans, including plan types, design, effectiveness, and the development of premium rates. It will conclude with discussions of the latest healthcare reform developments and trends defining the future of the lealthcare system.

MPS 535

ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE

This seminar focuses on contemporary issues in health care policy and management. Topics covered include public health initiatives, dimensions of health service delivery systems (cost, quality and access), and health policy reforms with a special emphasis on the opportunities to reduce disparities in health care. Students conduct an independent secondary research project on a health care topic of their choosing. Classes include discussions of the challenges of developing expertise in a subfield within the health care sector.

MPS 537

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Overview of the structure of the U.S. health systems followed by a selective international comparison of other health delivery systems including their relationships to social policies and economic factors. 4 quarter hours. Cross-listed with SOC 437.

MPS 562

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH LAW

Introduces students from nonlegal backgrounds to the legal system. Examines legal materials, including statutes, judicial opinion, and administrative regulations. Basic legal research and writing skills are taught.

NSG 452

ORGANIZATIONAL AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

This course provides insight and reflection on the executive role in advanced practice and organizational administration. Concepts, models, and techniques used to manage systems in a variety of health care organizations or practices are analyzed. Organizational assessment, resource development, and product costing are emphasizedThis course provides insight and reflection on the executive role in advanced practice and organizational administration. Concepts, models, and techniques used to manage systems in a variety of health care organizations or practices are analyzed. Organizational assessment, resource development, and product costing are emphasized.

MGT 798

SPECIAL TOPICS

Content and format of this course are variable. An in-depth study of current issues in management.

NSG 453

CASE MANAGEMENT AND THE MANAGED CARE ENVIRONMENT

In this course, students engage in analysis of concepts central to an indepth understanding of the managed care environment and case management as a clinical care system. Emphasis is upon development of skill in organizational and population-based assessment and data analysis, clinical pathway development, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students develop a data-base for a clinical project focusing on a client population from their work environment.