Healthcare Management

Degrees and Certificates


ECON704: Healthcare Economics

Credits 3

This course introduces the student to basic principles of healthcare economics including supply and demand, product markets, employment, payer and price systems, and impact of government or regulatory agencies. Basic principles of economics will be applied to topics of healthcare costs, access, and payment for service.

MGMT702: Human Resource Management

Credits 3
This course explores issues common to managing human resources in a healthcare setting. Such topics as employee relations, recruiting/interviewing/hiring, coaching/disciplining/terminating, performance appraisal, conflict resolution, motivation, benefits and labor laws will be discussed.

MGMT703: Healthcare Finance and Budgeting

Credits 3
This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of finance and budgeting in a healthcare setting. The course will explore such topics as basic accounting principles, preparation and management of capital and operational budgets, cost analysis and management, resources management, and strategic planning/forecasting.

MGMT705: Legal Issues in Healthcare Management

Credits 3
This course will examine legal topics in healthcare with a focus on risk management principles and theories guiding healthcare management. Students will come to understand the application of employment law as it applies to healthcare settings.

MGMT710: Healthcare Management Field Experience

Credits 1
This course offers the student the opportunity to observe and/or participate in the application of healthcare management principles and skills learned throughout the rest of the curriculum with a manager(s) in a healthcare setting.

MGMT712: Healthcare Marketing

Credits 3
Students in this course will examine fundamental marketing concepts, such as market research and planning, market segmentation, the marketing mix, and consumer behavior, within the uniqure context of the healthcare industry. Students will evaluate marketing strategies and tactics used by healthcare providers and identify opportunities for providers to improve their marketing efforts based on industry best-practices as well as the changing needs of their audiences. Students will also study the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare marketing.

MGMT715: Healthcare Quality

Credits 3
This course focuses on healthcare quality concepts and quality improvement processes. Healthcare quality indicators will be used as a framework for evaluating quality in healthcare settings. Students will gain knowledge of tools and models used to improve healthcare quality. The role of accreditation in promoting quality will be examined. Students will gain skills in evaluating scenarios to determine quality impacts, identifying the sources of errors, making healthcare quality improvement recommendations, and offering strategies for implementing high quality practices.

MGMT720: Demystifying Telehealth

Credits 3

This course provides a general overview of telehealth and the role it can play in providing access to care by connecting communities with necessary resources.  This course will explore various services offered via telehealth and the technology used to provide those services.  Regulatory considerations, consumer preferences, and perceptions around telehealth will also be discussed.

MGMT725: Medical Laboratory Management Essentials

Credits 3

This course focuses on common responsibilities and skills needed for laboratory leadership. An emphasis on meeting regulatory requirements for laboratory administration will lead students in gaining skills used to successfully manage a high quality laboratory. Students will discuss the application of management practices, such as financial decision making and human resource management, within laboratory settings. Students will learn how to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to meet organizational goals.

MGMT730: Virtual Care, Virtually Anywhere

Credits 3

General overview of a Virtual First approach as a care delivery method used to improve patient and provider experiences, reduce costs, and improve outcomes.  We will explore various applications of a Virtual First strategy, key care components included, and consumer preferences.