Graduate Program

Master of Health Administration (MHA) Course Descriptions

34:501:501 Principles of Health Administration (3)
The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation and current/future directions of the American healthcare delivery system with an emphasis on healthcare policy and management.

34:501:510 Human Resource Policy and Practice in Health Care (3)
The course analyzes core human resource functions like recruitment and retention, diversity, performance management, compensation and workforce development in the healthcare environment, while aligning human resources strategy to the business strategy’s goals.

34:501:512 Health Care Economics (3)
Students will analyze supply-demand theory while examining profitability, cost analysis, and the economic factors that influence health care delivery at the micro and macro level.

34:501:515 Financial Accounting for Managers (3)
Students will apply major concepts in healthcare finance to align operational functions with the financial objectives within an organization.

34:501:520 Community Assessment for Healthcare Administration (3)
This course analyzes the complex economic, environmental, social, and behavioral causes affecting the health of populations. It explores how health care organizations plan and evaluate the impact of their participation in community health improvement programs.

34:501:525 Artificial Intelligence Challenges in Healthcare Management (3)
This course presents an overview of artificial intelligence challenges in healthcare management. It is a comprehensive and inclusive review of a wide variety of health care management issues and opportunities in the evolving field of artificial intelligence.

34:501:530 Data Analytics in Healthcare (3)
Students will analyze and interpret hospital and public data sets for use in strategic decisions-making, trend analysis, and business presentations. Advanced Excel and other tools will be used to mine data sets, identify patterns, and create data summaries.

34:501:533 Healthcare Six Sigma Green Belt (3)
This course is designed to prepare students for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifying exam under the Council for Six Sigma Certification requirements.

34:501:534 Lean Black Belt (3)
This course is designed to prepare students for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certifying exam under the Council for Six Sigma Certification requirements.

34:501:540 Intro to Pharma, Biotech, and the Medical Technology Industry (3)
This course provides a framework for understanding the process of product development from conception to commercialization for students interested in health care administration, government/non-profit health agencies and health-related business.

34:501:542 Long Term Care Management (3)
This course explores the different components of the long-term care delivery system to apply contemporary management theory, concepts and models to the entities that make up the long-term care delivery system.

34:501:554 Marketing for Healthcare Organizations (3)
This course provides a strong foundation in marketing principles, tools, and techniques to develop a strategically designed marketing plan for healthcare organizations.

34:501:556 Health Care Ethics and Law (3)
A systematic analysis of contemporary ethical and legal issues in health care. The class is designed to engender a keener awareness and deeper understanding of the interrelationships of legal and ethical underpinnings of the practice and administration of modern medicine.

34:501:588 Corporate Compliance in Health Administration (3)
This course provides an overview of healthcare compliance from conceptual, substantive, and operational perspectives. Students will learn the seven elements of an effective healthcare corporate compliance program.  Students will explore the need for compliance programs within healthcare organizations.

34:501:563 Health Systems Operations (3)
This course provides a macro and micro view of health care operations with a focus on critical management theory, fundamental economic principles, employee management, and the art of negotiations.

34:501:565 Information Systems for Health Care (3)
An exploration of the types and uses of information systems; their management and strategic application; related privacy policies and their transformative role in health care delivery.

34:501:570 Financing Long Term Care (3)
This course focuses on the long-term care financial decision in the changing long-term care landscape. The course involves case analyses, small group discussions and lectures, including presentations by practitioners with extensive real-life experience.

34:501:571 Finance for Health Administration (3)
A review of financial management tools for various health care delivery settings to allow students to interpret financial information, assess the processes performed by financial departments, and explore the financial management responsibilities of health leaders.

34:501:572 Managing People and Organizations (3)
Introduction to organizational theory and concepts of management. Explores approaches that promote and hinder effective management in public and nonprofit organizations.

34:501:575 Understanding Health Care Payer Systems (3)
This course provides a fundamental understanding of the three predominant forms of health insurance coverage in the United States (Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial).

34:501:590 Leadership and Professional Development (3)
An in-depth look at leadership styles, traits and strategies using critical thinking and complex analysis that addresses multifaceted healthcare case studies involving best practices and change management.

34:501:595 Professional Practicum with Seminar (6)
A capstone field experience in an approved healthcare facility designed so students apply healthcare theory to practice in a real-world setting. Students complete an outcomes-driven project that is presented as a written business analysis and a formal presentation in a public forum.

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Program Resources


Student & Academic Services

Steve Weston

Assistant Dean of Academic Administration

Courtney Culler

Associate Director for Graduate Student Services

Greg Marrero

Student Counselor, Graduate Student Services

Andrea Garrido

Career Management Specialist for Planning, Policy, and Informatics Masters Students

Cheryl Egan

Career Management Specialist for Health Administration Masters Students

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