Course Index

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MBH 670 Health Care Finance

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis, and health care innovation.  The financial environment of health care and how it impacts health care delivery is examined.  The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 660 Health Care Policy

This course provides the foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence health care policy decisions.  The relationship between health policy, social justice, and the business of healthcare nursing practice will be explored.  Students will examine current health care policy and factors which influence policy development.  The importance of individual contribution to the health care policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary health care systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 580 Capstone Project

This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be prepared, submitted, and approved by the faculty, the Program Director and the institution involved in the research.  The student will be required to synthesize learning and experiences into a capstone project.  During the course of the project, a student will demonstrate that they can successfully apply theoretical knowledge and skills learned throughout the Program.  All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out the student's integrative experience in the Program.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 570 Academic Budgeting and Financial Management

This course introduces an overview of the financial principles to successfully plan and manage program/department budgets and expenses.  Specific topics will include basic accounting; budgeting/resource allocation including budgeting practices, financial management which includes program revenue streams and expenses, as well as cost/benefit analysis, and strategy development/strategic planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 565 Human Resources Management for Higher Education

This course examines the unique demands of managing human resources in higher education. Through the effective utilization of faculty and staff, academic leaders are able to effectively manage faculty recruitment and hiring; implement evaluation procedures, and faculty development and training programs.  Additional topics include labor relations, collective bargaining, and labor laws.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 560 Academic Administration

This course provides a critical study of organizational procedures and administrative practices as related to the implementation and maintenance of an effective education programs.  Students will develop strategies for successfully managing an academic program, department or division by evaluating effective program polices. Compare and contrast the requirements of national, regional, programmatic and government regulatory agencies critical in academic leadership (regional and program accreditation, DOE, and federal financial aid regulations). In addition, topics unique to academic administration such as academic governance and faculty management (e.g., teaching loads, scheduling, rank and promotion) are addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 555 Instructional Design Techniques

This course provides introductory experiences and studies in creating and presenting instructional materials for training and development purposes. Topics include basic analysis, design, content writing, development guidelines and successful implementation of technology integration into course content. The course stresses the advantages, limitations, issues, and utilizations of technologies as applied to education and training including copyright and fair use laws as it relates to higher education.

  • Credits: 2.0