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ONLINE Master of Health Administration

Course Descriptions

HCAD 701: Healthcare Organizational Behavior - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores aspects of organizational behavior as they relate to healthcare entities, with significant attention being placed on the areas of organization design, culture, leadership, communication, power, and motivation. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 710: Healthcare Human Resource Management - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores employment-related issues and events in healthcare organizations, with significant attention being placed on the areas of staffing, compensation, employee/labor relations, safety and health, and employee development. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 730: Healthcare Systems - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores the various components of the United States healthcare industry, with significant attention being placed on the various entities operating within the industry, the labor requirements of healthcare organizations, the application of technology within the industry, the role of third-party payer systems, and the role of regulatory agencies. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 731: Healthcare Law and Ethics - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. A seminar designed to explore a variety of the legal and ethical issues that arise in the provision of health care in the United States. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 740: Healthcare Marketing - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores the gamut of issues, events, and circumstances related to marketing in the healthcare industry, with significant attention being placed on the areas of environmental and competitive assessment, portfolio analysis, consumer behavior, new product development, the formulation of the marketing mix, and marketing strategy and planning. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 750: Healthcare Informatics - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Focuses on the selection, installation, and use of information systems in the healthcare industry, with significant emphasis being placed on the use of computer technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness across administrative and clinical operations within healthcare entities. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 760: Healthcare Finance - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores the financial management practices of healthcare organizations, including market structure and reimbursement, fund accounting, financial ratio analysis, capital and money markets, working capital management, capital budgeting, and analysis of mergers and acquisitions. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 770: Healthcare Economics - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores the tools and techniques of healthcare economics, with significant attention being placed on the areas of healthcare consumption, production of healthcare goods and services, and resource allocation. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 780: Healthcare Policy - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Explores the gamut of issues, events, and circumstances related to healthcare policy in the United States of America, with significant attention being placed on the areas of governmental systems, the policy process, policy research, and interest groups. Three hours of lecture.

HCAD 790: Healthcare Strategic Management - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Investigates strategic management from the perspective of the healthcare executive, exploring such topics as mission formulation, value chain analysis, and environmental analysis, along with the strategic management process of strategy planning, formulation, implementation, evaluation, and control. Three hours of lecture.