Health Administration - Course Descriptions
MHA - 710 Contemporary Health Administration (3 SH)
Major issues associated with the current and future organization and delivery of health
services in the United States. Concepts and applications of organization and management
in the health sector are explored.
MHA - 715 Legal and Ethical Environment of Health Services (3 SH)
Exploration on the ethical and legal implications of various situations found in health care
settings. Legal foundations, principles and processes, including the origins of health law,
will be emphasized. A major component will focus on issues in biomedical issues such
as euthanasia, abortion, access to care, and biotechnology.
MHA - 720 Health Services Marketing (3 SH)
Survey of marketing concepts as applied to service based organizations; emphasis on
market analysis, consumer behavior, market segmentation, target marketing, relationship
marketing and managing the market mix of services and communications.
MHA - 725 Health Services Policy (3 SH)
Policy making and strategy making in the public and private health sectors. Governmental
and corporate management of issues associated with access, cost and quality; influences
of biomedical and corporate ethics; processes of innovation. Particular emphasis is placed
on the processes of policy formulation, implementation, assessment and modification.
MHA - 730 Health Economics (3 SH)
Economic and statistical analysis applied to health sector; concepts of efficiency and
effectiveness applied to the production and distribution of health services; institutional
description of health insurance, government programs, and health organizations; analysis
of policy issues from economics point of view. Prerequisites: ECON 222 or ECON 591.
MHA - 735 Health Services Information Management (3 SH)
Exploration of concepts and applications of information technology in the contemporary
healthcare marketplace. Focus on design, development and operations of integrated
administrative and clinical management information systems.
MHA - 740 Health Services Financial Management (3 SH)
Application of accounting and finance to decision making for health care and managed care
professionals; emphasis on financial statement analysis, working capital management,
capital, cash and accrual budgets and capital budgeting techniques; and cost benefit
analysis of projects.
MHA - 741 Financial Management in Healthcare (3 SH)
Practical information on financial and management and control tools and techniques in the
healthcare sector. Particular emphasis is placed on risk management, corporate complaiance,
and financial operations in a managed care environment. Prerequisite: Permission of the
MHA - 776 Comparative International Health (3 SH)
A practical focus on the interrelationships between business and health in an international
setting. The course includes a trip to an international setting for on-site lectures and
discussions with foreign business and health leaders. Prerequisite: Permission of the
MHA - 790 Practicum in Health Administration (3 SH)
Faculty-guided independent study offered in cooperation with the student's employer or
an organization of choice. The student is required to demonstrate the application of
knowledge and skills from the curriculum to practical management situations. Students
have three (3) semesters to complete this course.
MHA - 795 Applied Research in Health Administration (3 SH)
Faculty-supervised independent study course to introduce the student to research techniques
in health administration. Emphasis will be placed on research methods as well as
the research of others from professional publications. A major research paper will be prepared
and submitted for evaluation. Students have three (3) semesters to complete this
MHA - 798 Special Topics (3 SH)
Addresses the development and analysis of community-based and regional health-related
information regarding population status, organizational structure, control regulation and
resource requirements to ensure successful program design, implementation and
management. Prerequisite: BUAD 321.
MHA - 799 Strategic Health Services Management (3 SH)
An overview of health planning in the U.S. and its relationship to contemporary health
services marketing. Emphasis will be placed on strategic marketing models for health
organizations and methods for implementing these models within the total health care
environment. Topics include the strategic management process, the marketing concept,
organizational culture, ethics and marketing research.