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Executive MHA Curriculum

Executive MHA Curriculum - Academic Requirements

The Executive MHA is a 30-credit curriculum.

Required Core Courses (30 Credits)

Communication Skills for Business Professionals GEB 6217
Introduction to Healthcare Systems HSA 6103
Global Issues in Healthcare Delivery HSA 6125
Healthcare Finance HSA 6175
Organizational Behavior in Healthcare HSA 6118
Research Methods for Healthcare Management HSA 6707
Planning and Marketing in Healthcare HSA 6108
Health Policy HSA 6152
Health Law HSA 6425
Current Topics in Healthcare Management -
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
HSA 6937

To view the schedule, visit Executive MHA Schedule.

Course Descriptions

Communication Skills for Business Professionals (GEB 6217) 3 credits
This course links communication skills (listening, interacting, writing, and presenting) required in the field of healthcare to the research and critical thinking skills necessary for a healthcare professional’s success.

Introduction to Health Care Systems (HSA 6103) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: GEB 6217
Introduces students to the field of health services administration and to the responsibilities of managers of health care organizations. Includes the analysis of both the history and the structure of health delivery systems.

Organizational Behavior in Healthcare (HSA 6118) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
Study of internal operations of healthcare organizations varying from hospitals to nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and assisted living facilities. Examines issues such as physician credentialing, utilization review, quality of clinical care, and accreditation of services.

Planning and Marketing in Healthcare (HSA 6108) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
Study of the rapidly evolving U.S. healthcare market and its impact on the structure and functions of healthcare organizations. Examines changing patient demographics such as population aging, technological developments in such areas as pharmaceuticals, and government regulation of patient care.

Health Policy (HSA 6152) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
An examination of the process of formulating and implementing health policy. Emphasis is on the utilization of health services research in the policy formulation process at the federal level.

Healthcare Finance (HSA 6175) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
Introduces health administration students to the public and private sources of payment for health care in the U.S. Includes Medicare, Medicaid, managed care options and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Health Law (HSA 6425) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
A comprehensive examination of health law issues affecting healthcare providers. Reviews case law decisions, statutes, and regulations involving such issues as patient care liability, malpractice, workmen's compensation, and legal responsibilities of health professionals.

Research Methods for Healthcare Management (HSA 6707) 3 credits
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HSA 6103
Provides students with an appreciation of the function of research in the provision of healthcare services, a set of skills for conducting health sciences research, and an opportunity to practice applying those skills to a current issue in the healthcare field.

Global Issues in Health Care Delivery (HSA 6125) 3 credits
Offers a comprehensive overview of current global and public health issues. Students explore healthcare systems and challenges to population health in selected countries worldwide and investigate and discuss the impact of emerging, re-emerging, communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Current Topics in Health Care Management (HSA 6937) 3 credits
Prerequisite: HSA 6103
Topics covered include utilization review, risk management in health care, quality management, the use of outcomes research in improving patient care efficacy and safety, performance management through training and competency in Six Sigma (potential to complete certification for a Green Belt).

For additional Executive MHA information, follow the links below:

EMHA Program Information
EMHA Admission
EMHA Application Process
EMHA Curriculum
EMHA Schedule
EMHA Tuition and Financial Aid
EMHA Important Dates

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