MBA-HCA Curriculum

The health care industry is the second-largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy. Health care offers unique opportunities for service and compassionate care. The MBA-HCA is designed for practicing clinicians and health care professionals who are leaders or aspiring leaders in health care organizations. The program prepares you for leadership and management in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, and group practices. The 12-course program includes six (6) Health Care Administration courses focused on management, legal aspects of health care organizations, health services administration, quality management in healthcare, and leadership of healthcare organizations.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our programs and our supportive faculty, we believe you'll experience much more at MVNU - a program that focuses on the development of the individual as a whole person. The value of our program is enhanced through the outstanding customer service and personal interest we provide to help you achieve success.

Learn how to start the enrollment process for the MBA - Health Care Administration program today.

Graduate Business Core

The foundational course, Ethical Leadership, must be your first course, while Strategic Management must be your final course.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MAN6113 Ethical Leadership1 3
ECO6083 Managerial Economics 3
MAN6023 Organizational Behavior 3
MAR6003 Marketing Management 3
MAN6123 Legal Issues in Management2 3
MAN6093 Global Business 3
ACC6003 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN6013 Corporate Finance 3
MAN6043 Strategic Management3 3
Total 27

1 For students enrolled in the MBA-HCA program, this course will be cross-listed as HCA6073 (Ethical Leadership in Health Care Administration).
2 For students enrolled in the MBA-HCA program, this course will be cross-listed as HCA6043 (Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration).
3 For students enrolled in the MBA-HCA program, this course will be cross-listed as HCA6033 (Health Services Strategy).

MBA - Health Care Administration

Specific courses that must be taken for the MBA - Health Care Administration are listed below.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HCA6073 Ethical Leadership in Health Care Administration 3
HCA6043 Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration 3
HCA6033 Health Services Strategy 3
HCA6053 Management of Health Care Human Resources 3
HCA6063 Quality Management in Health Care Organizations 3
HCA6123 Current Trends in Health Care 3
Total 18

Descriptions

Graduate Business Core

MAN6113
Ethical Leadership (3)
An examination of current theories and practices of leadership, along with an exploration of the thesis that effective and ethical leadership lies in a commitment to universal moral principles, including justice, integrity, and compassion. Challenges to this thesis are also examined.

ECO6083
Managerial Economics (3)
A study of the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory and policy including the concepts of demand and supply theory, resource and product markets, fiscal and monetary policy, and price theory and profit maximization.

MAN6023
Organizational Behavior (3)
A systematic examination of psychological and sociological variables that are important in the comprehension of individual motivation, the managing of groups, interpersonal relationships, and organizational effectiveness, as well as creativity and leadership within the organization.

MAR6003
Marketing Management (3)
An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. Special emphasis is given to developing a framework for analyzing strategic marketing situations by defining target markets and developing a marketing mix related to the market stakeholders of the organization.

MAN6123
Legal Issues in Management (3)
A course designed to give students an understanding of the legal concepts, rights, obligations and liabilities faced in the business environment. This course focuses on the arena in which commercial transactions occur and the legal issues that arise with these transactions. It is the goal of this course to prompt students to proactively consider legal issues among the decision dimensions when making a business decision.

MAN6093
Global Business (3)
An intensive course designed to give a thorough understanding of the important dimensions of conducting business internationally. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexities associated with international business including: the importance of cultural differences, choice of modes of entry, strategic marketing strategies, strategic human resource strategies, and important international business theories.

ACC6003
Managerial Accounting (3)
A comprehensive examination of managerial accounting on the use of accounting data in the management of an organization. What accounting data are interesting and how they might be used depend on what the manager is seeking to accomplish and what other information is available.

FIN6013
Corporate Finance (3)
An advance study of risk management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, the function and role of capital markets, and analysis of financial statements.

MAN6043
Strategic Management (3)
A capstone study of how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Students study strategic management concepts and techniques used to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of the student is to make objective strategic decisions based on an integrated perspective of the program curriculum and to justify their decisions through oral and written communication.

MBA - Health Care Administration

In addition to the Graduate Business program objectives, Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration students will demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of ethics, leadership, business law, quality management, human resource management, and business strategy to healthcare organizations; and understand current trends in healthcare finance, delivery systems, technology, patient information systems, and government regulation and apply these concepts to healthcare organizations.

HCA6073
Ethical Leadership in Health Care Administration (3)
A synthesis of theories, strategies, and systems of managing and leading health care organizations. Distinctive leadership styles are studied and considerable attention is given to insights gained from real life leadership scenarios.

HCA6043
Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration (3)
A study of principles and theories of law that related to health care delivery. Applications in law are examined, both generally and in relation to health care liability and risks facing health care administrators. Topics include the legal system in the United States, tort law, professional negligence, contracts, anti-trust issues, corporate liability, department liabilities, information systems and management, issues of consent, reporting requirements, rights of patients, malpractice insurance, labor relations, employment law, managed care, and risk reduction.

HCA6033
Health Services Strategy (3)
An introduction to the structure and components of the health care delivery system in the United States.

HCA6053
Management of Health Care Human Resources (3)
A study of key concepts, principles, and practices of human resources management for health care professionals. Special emphasis is given to conflict, stress management, legal issues, regulatory issues and other essential aspects of personnel management.

HCA6063
Quality Management in Health Care Organizations (3)
Special emphasis is given to measurement and improvement of quality in health care organizations. Special emphasis is given to commonly used principles and practices of quality management in health care.

HCA6123
Current Trends in Health Care (3)
A synthesis of theories, strategies, and systems of managing and leading health care organizations. Distinctive leadership styles are studied and considerable attention is given to insights gained from real life leadership scenarios.
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