M.B.A. in Health Care Management Course Descriptions

MGT 500 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL DEVELOPMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will provide students with an opportunity to create a plan for developing the abilities associated with superior managerial performance. It will also provide an orientation to the self-directed, active learning methods of the entire program. This course explores contemporary ideas on effective leadership and management. Team exercises, case studies and assessment tools provide the framework for learning.

MGT 520 ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND DESIGN

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will study how organizations function, how they affect and are affected by the environment and the process by which managers select and manage aspects of structure and culture to achieve organizational goals. The roles of abilities associated with managerial effectiveness are explored. Team exercises and cases provide a framework for learning. Prerequisites: BUS 100 or BUS 130 or HA 481 or NU 430.

MGT 525 MARKETING CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the core marketing competencies essential to the successful operation of any organization. The course focuses on the marketing concept and proceeds to the development of a marketing strategy within the framework of an organization’s strategic plan. Students will interact with each other in cases, which illustrate and apply marketing principles and will culminate in a project that applies those principles to a workplace or industry issue or project.

MGT 610 STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS IN RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will introduce students to the use of statistical methods and reasoning to help managers make better decisions and improve performance. Specific topics include: probability, sampling techniques, multiple regression and time series analysis, statistical. Quality control methods, tests of hypothesis and design of experiments. These statistical concepts will be applied in a term project to improve quality and productivity. Prerequisite: MAT 151 or BUS 222, MGT 500 and four other 500-level courses.

MGT 655 OPERATIONS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on contemporary practices, ones that have proven to be successful in the management of operations and quality. An interdisciplinary approach is employed so that students learn how operations relate throughout the whole business. Emphasis is on the service sector, with recognition of global competition. Analysis of case studies and teamwork provide the framework for learning. Prerequisite: MGT 610.

MGT 690 INTEGRATIVE ANALYSIS IN MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the research process in organizations. It enables students to understand the nature of the scientific method as applied to managerial concerns. Students will receive didactic instruction in research methods while concurrently creating and executing independent, work-related research projects. Prerequisite: MGT 610 and department approval (signature of director/associate director required).

HCM 511 HEALTH CARE LAW AND MEDICAL ETHICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course will focus on the many principles and theories of law and medical ethics as they relate to health care management and administration. This course will prepare graduate students to apply the learned principles into actual management/administrative practice. Learning will provide students with not only the necessary foundation to apply these principles in the job setting, but also the ability to understand and apply advanced study in health care law and medical ethics. The health care law component will examine application in law, both generally and in relation to health care liability and risks facing health care mangers and practitioners today. The medical ethics component will focus on the many principles and theories of ethics as they relate to health care delivery, as well as health care administration.

HCM 532 MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
This course will build the foundation for effectively managing health care information systems by studying two components: technology basics and health care applications. Basic technology areas of hardware, operating systems, software, database management, standards and privacy will be covered. Students will then learn how clinical information is transformed into digital data through various coding systems (i.e. CPT). The course concludes with an extensive review of prominent healthcare programs such as electronic health records, computerized provider order entry, bar-coding and e-health applications with emphasis on their role in delivering more efficient and higher quality care. Prerequisites: HA 481 and CHA 430 and either HA 493, COM 140 or COM 141.

HCM 560 HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SYSTEMS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course describes the changes in the components of the U.S. health care systems including historic and current factors influencing the delivery and provision of health care services and products. Particular attention is paid to political and social forces that are responsible for those changes. Prerequisite: CHA 430.

HCM 641 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND REIMBURSEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on the financial drivers of the U.S. health care system. Particular emphasis will be given to how the unique features of the American health care system’s financial condition and reimbursement methodologies are shaped by public policy, market forces, medical innovation and demographic factors. Understanding and transforming financial metrics into management reports will be fully explored. Replaces HCM 640 Health Care Economics and Reimbursement. Prerequisites: ACC 110 or ACC 200 or CHA 496 and CHA 430.

HCM 660 HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on managing organizations that deliver health services and products. Health service managers must be prepared to confront change — a constant in this environment. Emphasis is placed on both present and future trends and a case study approach is utilized. Prerequisite: HCM 560.

HCM 680 HEALTH CARE STRATEGIC PLANNING

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on the rapid growth and the changing environment of health care organizations, both for-profits and not-for-profits and strategic leadership, which is essential for success. Health care managers will be taught how to develop a strategic management plan, including the dynamics of the environment and the methods required to position their organizations for success. Prerequisite: HCM 560.

Prerequisites

HA 481 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview course dealing with health care management. Included in the course are such topics as effective management, supervision, organizational structures, decision making, personnel and staffing, performance appraisal, finance, budgets, fiscal operations, facilities maintenance and services distribution and control. State codes and accreditation standards are reviewed. Not to be taken by students who have taken BUS 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

BUS 130 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the study of management theory concerning human behavior in formal organizations. The student is given the opportunity to test theories through the analysis and discussion of a series of case studies. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100 or HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

NU 430 NURSING LEADERSHIP

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course includes a study of theories of leadership, organizational behavior and planned change. Emphasis is placed on decision-making. Nursing leadership in traditional and unstructured health care settings is explored. The student examines values and ethical issues, as well as socioeconomic and public policy issues affecting nursing and health care delivery. Prerequisites: NU 350, PSY 150. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

BUS 100 PROCESS OF MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to the business decision-making process through the study of the theory and practice of management. The manager’s tasks — planning, organizing, directing and controlling — are reviewed through reading and case studies. The student is introduced to the concept of strategic planning and in line with today’s emphasis on productivity, particular attention is paid to human resources and motivation. Not to be taken by students who have taken HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

COM 140 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is designed as an introductory course to provide the background necessary for the effective use of microcomputers. The emphasis is on the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and the use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions and hypothesis testing. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

BUS/ECO 222 STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Collection and tabulation of statistical data. Simple correlation and regression analysis. Probability. Random variables. Normal distribution. Sampling and sampling distributions. Statistical inference. Use of Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program, integrated into the course. Prerequisite: MAT 113 or MAT 200. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHA 430 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of the organization of the U.S. health care delivery system. Special attention is given to practices and problems affecting providers and consumers of health care. Recent changes in the financing mechanisms and their impact on distribution of services are discussed. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHA 496 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The course covers analysis of the financial health of health care institutions (globally and facility-specific), financial statements, capital and operating budget techniques, DRGs and RUGs and inventory management. The role of the government in regulation and planning is explored, as are changes in reimbursement methodology and payment systems, including HMOs and PPOs. In addition, the course will provide an overview of the economics of the health care system including supply and demand concepts as they relate to the provision of health care services, cost behavior, cost and production functions and comparative health systems. Duplicative of HA 497 Financial Management in Health Care Institutions. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

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