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MBA in Health Services Management Courses & Tuition
Master of Business Administration <br />

Master of Business Administration

Health Services Concentration

MBA in Health Services Coursework

Required program courses (30 credit hours)

We've designed the core program courses in our Health Services MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.

Health Services concentration courses (12 credit hours)

The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your Health Services MBA curriculum to better prepare you for a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:

Click on a course name below for its full description.

Health Service Systems

Health Rights and Responsibilities

Health Services Finance

Health Policy and Economics

Managed Care

Health Service Systems
HSM541 – 3 credit hours
This course surveys the major components and organizational interrelationships of the U.S. health care delivery system across the continuum of care. Coursework emphasizes personnel, institutions, delivery systems, policy and payment mechanisms. Variables of access, cost and quality are introduced, and delivery of health care within those variables is outlined.
Health Rights and Responsibilities
HSM542 – 3 credit hours
This course examines the growing importance of legal and ethical matters in health care from the manager's perspective. Topics include legal aspects of the corporation, and physician/patient, institution/patient and institution/physician relationships. Ethical issues related to individual life-cycle stages, health services institutions, third-party payers and public policy initiatives are also discussed.
Health Services Finance
HSM543 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an understanding of the unique features of health care finance, including payment sources and reimbursement arrangements, as well as of emerging trends within the health care industry that impact the financial decision-making process of various health care industries. Covered are financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation, financial analysis and the future of health care. Special emphasis is given to managing inpatient and outpatient costs and ratios, capitated payment systems, the resource-based relative value system (RBRVS), the prospective payment system (PPS) the impact of mergers, compliance issues and joint venture activities.
Health Policy and Economics
HSM544 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the relationship between health care economics and public policy, and assists students in developing an understanding of the public policy formulation and implementation process, as well as awareness of critical issues in American health policy. Students are exposed to health care economics issues of supply and demand, technology, health care labor, equity and efficiency, and application of economic analysis to the public policy development process.
Managed Care
HSM546 – 3 credit hours
Managed Care examines evolution and development of managed care approaches to delivering and financing health services in the United States. Fundamental concepts of insurance and risk management are reviewed, as are forces that have driven growth of managed healthcare. Types of managed care organizations and operational models are outlined. Perspectives of consumers, providers, purchasers and insurers of healthcare are discussed. Recent trends and issues affecting evolution of health insurance and managed care are considered, as are relevant legislative and regulatory standards shaping these industries.

Elective courses (6 credit hours)

You can take your electives in a variety of programs. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.


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