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Healthcare Administration Emphasis

Incorporates business principles while helping students understand the context in which the healthcare system operates. This emphasis prepares candidates to lead and manage in the context of healthcare systems. Candidates will be prepared to serve in a leadership role following completion of this program.

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Complete three of the following courses:

BUS 645 Issues in Health Policy (3)
The purpose of this course is the provide learners with an overview of the U.S. healthcare system and related policy challenges such as the Affordable Care Act, healthcare spending, government financing programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, the healthcare needs of an aging population, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry. Four components that form the basis for issues in health policy will also be explored, which include economics, need and demand, the regulatory environment, and quality of care.

BUS 646 Healthcare Economics and Finance (3)
In this course, health policy is examined from the perspectives of economics and financial management for the purpose of preparing learners for managerial roles in healthcare environments. Basic theories in economics are explored as well as their relationships to the U.S. healthcare system. Learners will also explore financial management techniques used to prepare budgets, develop financial forecasts, assess investment alternatives, and leverage capital structures all within the context of healthcare organizations.

BUS 647 Public Health Leadership and Advocacy (3)
In this course, learners will be introduced to the role of patient and policy advocacy in the U.S. healthcare system. Learners will explore elements of advocacy to include improving quality of care, mental health services, community based care, patients’ ethical rights, cultural competency, and preventative care. These elements will be investigated within the context of Federal and state legislative bodies.

BUS 648 U.S. Healthcare System (3)
In this course, learners will receive an introduction of the components of the U.S. healthcare system, including provider components, financing, basic structure of health systems, consumerism, past and future trends, comparative analysis of the U.S. system to other countries’ healthcare systems, and the legal/regulatory framework within which the American healthcare system functions.

BUS 649 Management of Healthcare Organizations (3)
In this course, learners will be introduced to a framework for addressing management problems in healthcare organizations. This will occur through exposure to a variety of management ideas, theories and applications centered on the core management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.