All courses are 5 units. Graduate students can complete this Master of Business Administration degree program in 13 five-week modules.
MBA 625 Marketing: This course provides students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Marketing from a managerial perspective. Because the specific responsibilities of a marketing manager vary across industries and firms, the focus of the coursework is on general decision-making and critical thinking skills. By honing these core skills, and developing the ability to articulate ideas in writing, students who successfully complete the course will enter professional life well equipped for dealing with the fluid nature of marketing problems facing individual organizations.
MBA 630 Quantitative Management: This course focuses on the typical mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills needed in business management. Emphasis is on the practical application and problem-solving skills required of today’s business professional as well as the investor and consumer. Students will use Excel spreadsheets to assist in mathematical analyses and quantitative reasoning assignments.
MBA 635 Management Support Through Information Systems: This course explores information systems and how they support strategic analysis, planning, decision-making, communication, collaboration, and intra- and inter-organizational transactions. Packaged products, custom-built solutions, vendor selection, and emerging technologies are examined through common business scenarios
MBA 640 Strategic Planning: This course covers strategic planning and innovation by analyzing both the internal and external factors of the business environment. Managing change in internal processes and structures will be addressed. Emphasis is placed on the use of technology to support planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic management techniques
MBA 655 Human Resources Management: The course explores personnel management for effective business practices, including employee selection, training, retention, and evaluation. The impact of the human relations factor on organizational effectiveness is also discussed.
COM 665 Leadership: An interactive study of the techniques, traits, and skills needed by the leader in today’s business environment. Topics include conflict resolution, mentoring, training and development, and identification of leadership talent in organizations. Various models and business cultures will be discussed to assist students in improving the organization behavior in the work place.
COM 671 Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems: This course provides an overview of business intelligence and data warehousing and explores the major facets of developing and using a data warehouse to make effective business decisions. The course introduces the development of systems designed to capture relevant data from all segments of an enterprise, to organize the data into a coherent structure, and to provide the means to analyze the data to make rational decision using statistical calculations. The course will allow the students to gain an understanding of the decision making process utilizing both Microsoft Excel and Expert Choice Comparion software.
MHC 675 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System: This course offers a systematic approach to understanding the nature, structure, and functions of the U.S. health care system. Topics include the history of medical care in the U.S. with descriptions of the variety of health personnel and facilities that comprise the system, including an investigation of selected contemporary health policy issues, public health, mental health, medical insurance coverage, current federal statutes and standards, and alternative systems.
MHC 685 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations: This course provides students with a foundation for using modern techniques of financial decision-making, planning, directing, and controlling purposes in health care organizations. The course introduces students to selected financial topics such as cost concepts, costing systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, cost and revenue prediction, pricing strategies, budgeting, capital budgeting, accounting, sources of financing, and variance analysis. The use of information technology is stressed in all of the above. Examples are provided from a variety of providers, including health maintenance organizations, hospitals, physician practices, home health agencies, nursing units, surgical centers, and integrated health care systems.
MHC 690 Quality Management in Health Care: This course provides the student with an understanding of the components of a quality management program: quality assessment, risk management, utilization management, and outcomes assessment. Students learn to apply principles, processes, and tools used in Continuous Quality Improvement. The roles of teams, groups, and organizations and their impacts on policies and processes for quality and safety assurance of patients are also presented.
MHC 695 Health Information System: This course is a comprehensive introduction to concepts and applications of information management in health care. Students explore the latest legislation affecting health data as well as the use of data warehousing, web technologies, database management systems, manipulation of electronic health records, and regulatory compliance in health information practice.
RES698 Thesis I Thesis Course A is an independent self-study course. Throughout the student’s program, the milestones in the Weekly Thesis Assignments should be used to help the student prepare for the final program requirement of the final thesis paper. The student should demonstrate their mastery of the graduate studies content through the successful completion of a scholarly thesis paper, which should be properly formatted and cited according to APA Manual Version 6 guidelines; be a minimum of thirty pages in length; utilize at least fifty scholarly references; and must be directly related to the field of business.
RES699 Thesis II 5: Thesis course B is an independent self-study course. This course is a continuation of the writing process for the completion of the Thesis requirements necessary for completion of a master's degree program.
Units Required for Graduation: 65
Residency Requirement: 50