Healthcare Administration Concentration

With the surge of an aging baby boom generation, demand for healthcare services is expected to grow dramatically over the next ten years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will expand access and increase regulatory requirements for the entire healthcare industry. The combination of these factors has created a critical need for not only doctors and nurses but skilled healthcare administrators as well. The MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration meets this demand by providing a world-class business degree designed to equip a new generation of leaders with the skills to manage and lead in an increasing complicated environment.

CBU MBA Healthcare Administration concentration students are eligible to attend an international business trip for an additional fee. Please contact the School of Business for more information.

What is the job outlook?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Who is this program designed for?
The entire medical industry needs administrators to organize and manage medical information and healthcare personnel as the baby-boom cohort ages. This program is designed for healthcare professionals who desire to move into leadership roles and higher paying positions. Medical and health services supervisors, managers, assistant department directors or those who wish to enter the medical management field are ideal candidates for this program.

What are the benefits of this degree?
Healthcare management and administration positions require planning, directing, and coordinating of medical and health services. Healthcare administrators may manage an entire facility, clinical area, department or medical practice. Healthcare changes quickly and administrators need to adapt to changes in laws, regulations, and technology. MBA Healthcare Administration students benefit from the unique partnership between the CBU College of Health Science and the Jabs School of Business. CBU's professors bring diverse professional backgrounds and world-class academic credentials into the classroom to equip students with research-driven insights proven to work in the real world.

The curriculum focuses on core business foundations and trade specific skills that cover U.S. healthcare policy, reimbursement and budgeting, cost drivers, ethical decision making, regulatory requirements, healthcare justice and population health issues.

Prerequisites

ACC250 Principles of Accounting I
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An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall)

ACC250-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/06/2016 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 104
ACC250-B
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN
ACC250-A
Christie, Stephen R.
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS ONLN

BUS315 Business Statistics
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This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisites: CIS 270 and MAT 115, 123 or higher, or STA 144. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
09/06/2016 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-C
Keyes-Kimbirk, Wendy R
09/06/2016 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
BUS315-B
Donaldson, Darla R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209

CIS270 Business IT Application
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This course will develop essential math and computer skills necessary to support the student's integration into the business program. Students will be introduced to the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, they will reinforce essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will be expected to demonstrate integration of the math and software skills by the end of the course. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

CIS270-A
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Mc Connell-Freeman, Christy Lee
09/06/2016 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CIS270-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN

MKT333 Principles of Marketing
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A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

MKT333-A
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
09/06/2016 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN
MKT333-B
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
09/06/2016 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
MKT333-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MKT333-B
Floyd, Kristopher Kyle
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS ONLN

Core Courses

BUS503 Foundations of Management
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A foundational course for all MBA students. It is designed to ensure all MBA students have the knowledge and skills required to be successful in the MBA program. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in finance, global business, economics, organizational behavior, operations management, human resources, ethics, and law. This course will also help students bridge the scholar-practitioner divide through teaching research and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in the program. (3 units)

BUS503-C
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 103
BUS503-A
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252
BUS503-B
Weniger, Marc
09/06/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS503-A
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS503-B
Weniger, Marc
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS510 Innovation and Technology
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This course provides a relevant and current survey of information systems in relation to the use of technology to achieve innovative business success. The course takes both a strategic and practical approach to the issues organizations face in understanding and determining the application of technical solutions and strategic planning. The course is designed to deliver the tools for the MBA student to apply immediately in their business roles outside of the university. In the course the student will participate in open discussion, group activities, and topical research and reporting. (3 units)

BUS510-A
Bretches, Stephen Lloyd
09/05/2016 M 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM BUS 104
BUS510-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS515 Organizational Behavior
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This course focuses on the relationships of individuals and groups within the organizational framework as it involves the nature, performance, and structure of organizational life. The course examines theories of organizational behavior and leadership methods with emphasis on integrating biblical principles. (3 units)

BUS515-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
09/06/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS515-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

BUS535 Econ Analysis Chng Bus Envrnmt
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This course surveys economic theory, techniques for recognizing and interpreting economic indicators, analyzing industries, price elasticity, and business and economic cycles that affect organizations and industries. Prerequisite: BUS 217, BUS 218, or BUS 503. (3 units)

BUS535-A
Namvar, Bob
01/09/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 202
BUS535-B
Namvar, Bob
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

BUS539 Financial Management
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The course focuses on the application and development of management decision making and problem solving skills in the financial area. Specific topics of discussion include financial statement analysis, credit and operational risk, financial planning and budgeting, asset valuation, cash flow analysis and capital budgeting, and firm valuation from a value-based management and corporate governance perspective. Prerequisite: ACC250. (3 units)

BUS539-B
Markley, Randy T.
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 203
BUS539-A
Wendee, Paul Michael
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 204
BUS539-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS
BUS539-B
Harrison, Adele L.
03/06/2017 T 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS

BUS545 Global Business Management
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This course focuses on management perspectives, economics, finance, culture, politics, legal, and organizational issues associated with international business operations. Course materials address business strategies, enterprise management alternatives, political and economics relations, comparative national systems, and the global economy. (3 units)

BUS545-C
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 253
BUS545-A
Bigley, Joel Douglas
10/31/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 252

BUS547 Strategic Management
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Using the case analysis method, a course in which students learn the tasks of strategic management in the business firm: establishing an effective vision; setting strategic and financial objectives that are grounded in solid market data; forming and implementing an appropriate strategy; and evaluating organizational performance. With written, verbal, and presentation assignments, students develop the ability to identify, analyze, and make recommendations regarding strategic organizational problems in order to learn a variety of conceptual approaches to strategic thinking.(3 units)

BUS593 Intrdscplnry Culminating Project
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This course, by its very nature, is an opportunity for students to integrate and apply the summative knowledge and competencies accumulated during their MBA courses. The course is designed to assess cognitive, affective, practical and presentation skills. Students will integrate their Master’s coursework knowledge by developing an interdisciplinary final project that incorporates functional areas such as strategic management, operations, marketing, business law and regulations, finance, and HR issues. This project will encourage students to understand the internal mechanisms and structures of how firms build and sustain superior competitive positions and achieve long-run profitability. (3 units)

BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
10/31/2016 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS 251
BUS593-A
Lainson, Douglas L.
03/06/2017 TR 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses

HSC510 Healthcare Budgtng & Reimbrsmnt
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This course is foundational to healthcare budgeting and reimbursement and the impact of resource allocation on healthcare delivery. The course explores a variety of provider reimbursement mechanisms within the healthcare field as well as introducing revenue and expense drivers in the health professions. In addition, the course explores specific regulatory issues in the healthcare environment. (3 units)

HSC510-A
Lazari, Matthew Isaac
10/31/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS L246

HSC530 United States Health Care Policy
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This course is designed to provide the students with an overview of the healthcare policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the healthcare system works and how healthcare policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for healthcare reform will be conducted. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC530-A
Nam, Sanggon
09/06/2016 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS L246
HSC530-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

HSC539 Health Care Management Strategy
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This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. These will be applied to the health care manager whose responsibilities center upon management functions other than an assignment as a planning or marketing specialist. Areas to be covered include an analysis of strategic planning and marketing theory emphasizing strategic planning concepts in an era of regulation and competition and a marketing orientation to designing the services offered by the health care organization. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC539-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
01/09/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

HSC552 Health Law and Ethics
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Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; As Offered)

HSC552-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
03/06/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM BUS

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Bachelor's degree
• GMAT score
• GPA
• Essay
• References
• Interview