Online study details

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To earn a Business Management for Healthcare concentration in the Online MS in Finance/MBA, you will earn twelve credits from the curriculum listed below.

Required Business Management for Healthcare MBA courses

Implements financial management and economic principles to analyze real-world healthcare issues. Emphasizes and encourages problem solving and creative thinking through the use of texts, cases, and models of the healthcare industry. Students are exposed to financial, managerial, and risk management strategies unique to the healthcare industry.

FINA 6220 | 3 Hours

Introduces the history and current status of information systems in healthcare: information architectures, administrative and clinical applications, evidence-based medicine, information retrieval, decision support systems, security and confidentiality, bioinformatics, information system cycles, the electronic health record, key health information systems and standards, and medical devices.

MGSC 6221 | 3 Hours

Examines the evolution of the U.S. healthcare delivery system from early forms of organized institutional care through the current dynamic and increasingly integrated and managed care systems. Introduces students to the interactions of regulatory, economic, political, and social aspects of the healthcare system. Compares current policies and proposals for health reform. Students are asked to analyze the impact and consequences of actions in one era on the structure and function of healthcare practice in later years and to project these trends into the future.

MGMT 6222 | 3 Hours

Examines how healthcare organizations manage their resources and competitive environment to meet the goals of their many stakeholders. Applies three essential elements of strategic decision making—environmental analysis, strategic formulation, and strategy implementation—to the healthcare industry.

MGMT 6223 | 3 Hours

The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.