Course Index

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BSH 330 Microeconomics

This course will cover basic economic concepts important for the study in healthcare economics, why healthcare is different from other good, aspects of the US healthcare market, healthcare reform, as well as basic economic evaluation techniques. The course presents a straightforward and unbiased approach to the application of basic core principles of microeconomics.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 325 Budgeting and Forecasting

The focus of this course is on the budget process for health care organizations. Participants are exposed to specific techniques of health care budgeting and variance analysis. This course accomplishes its objectives by covering a wide range of budgeting topics from introductory through advanced.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 320 Marketing in Healthcare

This course involves analysis, evaluation, and implementation of marketing strategies within health care and managed-care environments. Designed to develop skills in segmenting customer and medical markets, brand products and services, enhance a communication strategy to the consumer, and develop pricing approaches. Methods and models of marketing fundamentals will be introduced.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 315 Principles of Financial Accounting

Financial accounting examines accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 310 Human Resources

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department leader needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 305 Strategic Management for Health Professionals

This courses explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 300 Survey of U.S. Health Care Systems

This course will explore the basic foundation in which healthcare is delivered in the U.S.  Topics include the delivery, financing, and regulation within healthcare systems.   Health care professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. health care policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 685 Strategic Management in Healthcare

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets-traditional and emerging. The way in which organizational leaders attempt to develop a competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through readings, discussion and case analyses.   The emphasis is on the development and successful execution of management strategies in different healthcare settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 680 Business Law & Ethics in Health Care

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics that affect health care decisions, relationships among professionals and patients, and the management aspects of health care delivery. The goal of the course is to equip future health care executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize legal and ethical issues that arise in health care practice, to be prepared to evaluate situations that may have legal or ethical implications, to know when to seek legal or ethics committee counsel, and to have an understanding of the implications of health care law on their own decision making.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 675 Managerial Statistics

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of statistics and the relevance to managerial decision making. The topics included in the course will assist in making evidence based decisions.  Topics include, but are not limited to basic data analysis, random variables and probability distributions, sampling distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing and regression.

  • Credits: 3.0