MNGT4331 Healthcare Management

Course Description

This course engages students in an overview of the management concepts and issues related to the effective/efficient delivery of services in healthcare organizations (HCOs). Students will be introduced to a wide range of managerial, policy, and other issues that they are likely to encounter in their early professional career.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Junior Standing, MNGT 3310, or similar from non-business programs course. (See the instructor or your advisor if you wonder whether you have the proper preparation.) The course prerequisite is not applicable to Master of Public Administration students. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop an understanding of management concepts as applied to the healthcare industry.
  • Students will develop conceptual skills that will enable the student to integrate previously learned aspects of management concepts to healthcare services.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the present and future internal and external environments within the healthcare industry specifically.
  • Students' understanding of the business practices in accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, production management, and human resources management unique to the healthcare industry will be enhanced.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the public policy debate regarding policy on healthcare delivery and funding.
  • Students will improve the secondary research skills required in gathering and interpreting raw data through application of those skills to healthcare problems.
  • Students will improve both written and oral communicative skills as applied to addressing healthcare industry issues.
  • Working on the above goals will help students in developing knowledge areas needed by healthcare management professionals as identified by the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives.