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Twin Cities Campus

Health Care Administration M.H.A.

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
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Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 42 to 60
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Healthcare Administration
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The full-time master of healthcare administration (MHA) program is appropriate for applicants with limited or no healthcare work experience, or individuals who wish to make a career change from industries other than health care. Now ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, the program is accredited by the CAHME. The program's consistently high rankings are a reflection of many factors--an outstanding faculty of researchers and practitioners, location in one of the nation's centers of healthcare innovation, an extraordinary alumni association, and a track record of educating outstanding leaders for the healthcare industries.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Full-time program applicants should have a strong commitment to managing people and resources to create and sustain outstanding healthcare services and organizations. Strong quantitative and communication skills are essential; prior experience in health care is not required. Visit SPH for detailed application requirements at www.sph.umn.edu
Special Application Requirements:
For the executive program: At least three years of management or clinical leadership experience in a healthcare organization is required. The program reserves the right to require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Managment Admission Test (GMAT) as a part of the admissions process. For the full-time program: To prepare for the program's rigorous curriculum, the faculty highly recommends the following coursework prior to matriculation: - Statistics - Accounting - Microeconomics - Finance
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • GMAT
    • Total score: 500
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 42 to 60 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Advanced Problem Solving in Healthcare Administration, PubH 6577, 2 credits.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 3 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Full-time MHA program (60 credits)
Required Courses (47credits)
Take the following courses:
PUBH 6525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6544 - Principles of Problem Solving in Health Services Organizations (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6547 - Health Care Human Resources Management (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6553 - Health Care Management Ethics (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6554 - Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6555 - Topics in Health Economics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6557 - Health Finance I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6558 - Health Finance II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6562 - Information Technology in Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care: Roles of Employers and Health Plans in U.S. Health Care System (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6568 - Interprofessional Teamwork in Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6577 - Advanced Problem Solving in Health Services Administration (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6596 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7596 - Clerkship in Health Care Administration (2.0 cr)
Leadership or Change Management (2 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor. If PUBH 6570 is selected it must be for 2 credits of Change Management.
PUBH 6570 - Healthcare Administration (1.0-4.0 cr)
or PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
Electives (11 credits)
Select coursework from the following in consultation with the advisor:
ACCT 6605 - Negotiations for Financial Executives (2.0 cr)
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
ENTR 6020 - Business Formation (4.0 cr)
FINA 6222 - Mergers and Acquisitions (2.0 cr)
FINA 6241 - Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions (4.0 cr)
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I (3.0 cr)
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science (3.0 cr)
MBA 6110 - Leading Others (2.0 cr)
MBA 6112 - Leading Organizations (0.0-1.0 cr)
MBA 6230 - Financial Management (3.0 cr)
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
MBA 6504 - Carlson Consulting Enterprise (2.0-4.0 cr)
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6032 - Strategic Alliances (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6034 - Strategic Leadership (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6085 - Corporate Strategy (4.0 cr)
MILI 6235 - Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy (2.0 cr)
MILI 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy (2.0 cr)
MILI 6963 - Healthcare Analytics (2.0 cr)
MILI 6990 - The Health Care Marketplace (2.0 cr)
MILI 6991 - Anatomy and Physiology for Managers (2.0 cr)
MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality (2.0 cr)
MILI 6996 - Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory II (2.0-4.0 cr)
MKTG 6088 - Strategic Marketing (2.0 cr)
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management (3.0 cr)
PA 5108 - Board leadership development (1.0 cr)
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (1.0 cr)
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6094 - Obesity and Eating Disorder Interventions (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings (0.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6814 - Data and Information for Population Health Management (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6880 - Introduction to Public Health Informatics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7200 - Topics: Public Health Practice (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care (1.5 cr)
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration (1.0-4.0 cr)
SCO 6041 - Project Management (2.0 cr)
SCO 6045 - Strategic Sourcing (2.0 cr)
SCO 6051 - Service Management (2.0 cr)
SCO 6091 - Process Improvement Methods (2.0 cr)
SCO 6092 - Supply Chain Risk and Security (2.0 cr)
SCO 6096 - Supply Chain Management in the Health Care and Medical Devices Sector (2.0 cr)
SCO 6098 - Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking (2.0 cr)
SWAH 4221 - Beginning Swahili for Graduate Research I (5.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Executive MHA Program
The Executive Master of Health Care Administration (EMHA) is delivered in a dynamic learning cohort model. Most of the coursework is online; students spend 26 days (five sessions) on campus over 25 months.
Executive MHA (42 credits)
Take the following courses. In consultation with the advisor, students must complete PubH 7570 Topics courses: 1. Spring term -- Population Health (1 cr); and 2. Fall term -- Leading with Impact in Healthcare (1cr).
PUBH 7535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7536 - Health Finance I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7537 - Health Finance II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7542 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7547 - Health Care Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7551 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7553 - Health Care Management Ethics (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7554 - Health Care Strategy and Marketing (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7555 - Topics in Health Economics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7556 - Health and Health Systems (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7562 - Information Technology in Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7566 - The Henry Capstone: Core Concepts in Managing Health Care Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7570 - Topics: Healthcare Administration (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7576 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population health is the field of practice and research concerned with the health of groups of individuals and the equitable distribution of health within these groups. Populations may be defined by geographic area, by social and economic characteristics such as gender, socio-economic status, and race/ethnicity, by disease states such as persons with mental illness or diabetes, or by enrollment in a health care plan or utilization of a specific health care organization. Population health takes an upstream approach, focusing on the social determinants of health and fundamental issues of health equity. While improving population health requires the involvement of multiple sectors such as public health agencies, health departments, education, housing, faith-based organizations and criminal justice, here we focus on how population heath can be addressed from within the health system through partnerships with other sectors. Using case studies, we will explore how population health innovations are applied by health systems.
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential, absorption, activity-based costing. Budgeting, variance analysis. Financial accounting, including transaction data and accrual accounting. Developing financial statements. Ration analysis. prereq: AHC student or instr consent; experience with spreadsheets such as Excel or Lotus recommended
PUBH 6541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Variation. Frequency distribution, measurement, probability, graphing. Significance tests, estimation, trends; data handling. Modeling, odds ratios. Prevalence, incidence and vital statistics. Research applications. Statistical approach to rational administrative decision making. Inductive teaching, lectures, computer/lab exercises. prereq: Health care admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of hospital in health services delivery. Relationships with other systems and the community. Emphasizes governance, medical staff, and role of administrator. Lectures, on-site visits to health services organizations. prereq: Health care admin student
PUBH 6544 - Principles of Problem Solving in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem-solving theory/technique. Solving a management problem within a health services organization. Presenting a report. Lectures, seminars, demonstrations. prereq: 6541, completed 30 hours of MHA coursework, health care administration student
PUBH 6547 - Health Care Human Resources Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts in human resources management as applied to health services organizations. Relationship between human resources management and general management. Work and human resources. Compensation/benefits, personnel planning, recruitment/selection, training/development. Employee appraisal/discipline. Union-management relations. prereq: Health care admin student or public health admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6553 - Health Care Management Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ethical issues faced by health care managers as leaders of an organization, members of a profession, and coodinators of clinical processes. Perspectives of managerial, organizational, professional, and clinical ethics. prereq: Public health MPH or MHA or certificate student or instr consent
PUBH 6554 - Healthcare Strategy and Marketing
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing the marketing function, marketing planning, strategy, management concepts. Identifying marketing problems/opportunities. Constructing, evaluating, and managing a marketing plan. prereq: Health care admin student or public health admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6555 - Topics in Health Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
General principles of health economics applied to issues in health. Implications for health policy.
PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
U.S. health care system and health policy process, including current challenges in the areas of health care delivery, financing, and policy.
PUBH 6557 - Health Finance I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance. Net present value, financial analysis, capital budgeting, financing options/decisions, capital structure, capital asset pricing model, financial planning, working capital management. prereq: [[Health care admin or public health admin/policy major], familiarity with computerized spreadsheets] or instr consent
PUBH 6558 - Health Finance II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance and insurance concepts integrated/applied to health care. Capital/operating budgets. Medicare's payment systems for hospitals/physicians, risk-adjusted capitation payment systems. Population-based health care finance, managed care. Financing aspects of public health policy and health care reform. prereq: [[Health care admin or PubH admin/policy] student, familiarity with computerized spread-sheets]] or instr consent
PUBH 6560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad-level statistics/management coursework
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Using a systems perspective to develop models to analyze/improve health care operations. Identifying data needs/sources to model structures, processes, and outcomes of care. Applying quality improvement, management sciences/operations research techniques to real world health care problems. prereq: Grad-level statistics/management coursework
PUBH 6562 - Information Technology in Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing information as a strategic resource within health care organizations. Designing information technology systems to capture, combine, and transform information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support collaborative clinical decision making, support management decisions, empower patients, and improve health care operations.
PUBH 6564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care: Roles of Employers and Health Plans in U.S. Health Care System
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development and organization of HMOs and PPOs: risk sharing, provider contracts, utilization management, quality improvement, marketing, and new product development; employer relations; Medicare and Medicaid contracting; budget processing; financial performance; pricing; government regulations. prereq: MHA or MBA or HSRP or PHA student or instr consent
PUBH 6565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value. prereq: MHA student only
PUBH 6568 - Interprofessional Teamwork in Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Leading/participating in interdisciplinary teams. Team communication, problem solving, conflict management, organizational support. prereq: [Public health MPH or MHA or certificate student] or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6577 - Advanced Problem Solving in Health Services Administration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Students integrate/synthesize knowledge, attitudes, and skills acquired in curriculum and apply them to resolve management problem. prereq: MHA student
PUBH 6596 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Laws affecting administration of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Administrative law, corporate/business law, labor law, civil liability, tax-related issues. Legal issues relevant to administration, decision making, and planning. prereq: Health care admin student
PUBH 7596 - Clerkship in Health Care Administration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Survey/solution of management problems within a local health services organization. Preparation of formal management report. prereq: 6544, health care admin student
PUBH 6570 - Healthcare Administration
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected readings in healthcare administration. Discussion based on readings. prereq: dept consent
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of leadership models and competencies, particularly as applied to organizational change. Applications to individual self-development and to health care organizations. prereq: Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate student or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
ACCT 6605 - Negotiations for Financial Executives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
In Negotiations for Financial Executives, students will develop an individual negotiating style and learn to adapt their negotiating style to various situations. Students will learn the methods and frameworks for negotiating effectiveness: preparation, setting high expectations, listening, and a commitment to ethics. During the class, students will have opportunities to apply the preparation model to plan a negotiation and actually apply their knowledge in a live case situation.
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to, and critical review of, human behavioral biology, examining the approaches in anthropology and related fields. Classic texts/recent empirical studies of humans and other species. Theoretical underpinnings of this new discipline/how well theoretical predictions have been supported by subsequent research.
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of complementary therapies and, regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will learn how to provide compassionate and effective care at the end of life, including appropriate communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers at crucial points of care. Students will also explore their own perspectives about end of life and learn the importance of self-care. The course will help students reframe end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, and plans. Students will learn to support individuals through personal connection and the sharing of narratives and wisdom.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work.
ENTR 6020 - Business Formation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Entr 6020/Mgmt 6020
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business formation from concept development through startup. Business concept, plan, forecast, and budget. Resource markets/assembly. Problems/opportunities from concept stage through establishment of viable business. Cases, exercises, projects, business plans, guest speakers. prereq: MBA student
FINA 6222 - Mergers and Acquisitions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How corporate managers achieve growth through mergers/acquisitions. Examine buyer/seller motivations in context of M&A transactions/strategic alliances. Private equity, especially in context of corporate M&A transaction. prereq: 6241, MBA Student
FINA 6241 - Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/applied understanding of corporate financial decisions. Adjusted present value, economic value added options. Impact of financing decisions on real asset valuation, managerial incentives, corporate strategy. prereq: MBA 6230, MBA student
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Topics covered include: conceptualizations of data, information, and knowledge; current terminologies, coding, and classification systems for medical information; ethics, privacy, and security; systems analysis, process and data modeling; human-computer interaction and data visualization. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with electronic health record systems and other health information technology. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data science methods and techniques for the extraction, preparation, and use of health data in decision making. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
MBA 6110 - Leading Others
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Achieving organizational goals by leading in ways that create motivation, engagement, commitment, positive social interactions, and job performance. Understanding and managing the characteristics of organizations, work groups, and individuals. The role of group dynamics, decision making, cooperation, conflict, and power in leading others.
MBA 6112 - Leading Organizations
Credits: 0.0 -1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Leverage leadership journey of full-time MBA program through Enterprise experience. Course integrated with work of MBA Enterprise teams as they set vision and strategy, translate strategy for optimal team functioning, and execute strategy for clients. Exercises, assessments, role-playing, discussions.
MBA 6230 - Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Tools/concepts of financial management. Emphasizes use by financial/non-financial managers to measure creation of value within an organization. Evaluating businesses/business opportunities, identifying financial requirements/sources. prereq: 6030, MBA student
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; choices about products and markets that involve the integration of different functional areas; positioning a business to increase returns for shareholders and stakeholders; the skills involved in identifying issues, evaluating options, and implementing business plans. prereq: MBA student
MBA 6504 - Carlson Consulting Enterprise
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Connects cutting-edge ideas/technologies from classroom to real problems presented by clients. Students work collaboratively with clients to integrate strategy/technology. How to lead complex change initiatives. prereq: MBA student, approved application, interview
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Art/science of securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seek to maximize their own outcomes. Individual, group, organizational behavior. Theory/process of negotiations applied to problems faced by managers/professionals. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6032 - Strategic Alliances
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How inter-/intra-alliance rivalry influences global competitive landscape. How interplay of competitive/cooperative arrangements among firms invigorate intellectual/operational tasks. Designing/managing international strategy, organizational structure, and alliances. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How successful strategy is shaped/implemented throughout organization. Leadership challenge of continually renewing strategy/leading change to meet competitive challenges. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6034 - Strategic Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Role of leadership in making strategy a reality while maintaining learning/adaptive organization capable of meeting competitive challenges. Students prepare project set in an organization. Advanced materials, complex cases. prereq: 6033, MBA student
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How organizations innovate/change. Focuses on innovation in wide variety of new technologies, products, programs, and services. What paths likely to lead to success/failure. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02089 - HRIR 6484/Mgmt 6084
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Factors that influence performance and well-being of groups in organizations. Group dynamics, norms, culture, structure, leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving. Managing dynamics, learning, performance, and creativity of groups. Intergroup relations, incentives, and effect of environment.
MGMT 6085 - Corporate Strategy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Case for/against corporate diversification. Dilemmas of managing a multiple-business portfolio. Role of acquisitions/mergers in corporate diversification. Contrasting mergers with strategic alliances. Managing a diversified firm. prereq: MBA student
MILI 6235 - Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: MBA student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Business/policy issues specific to pharmaceutical industry. Interdisciplinary perspectives, active involvement by industry leaders.
MILI 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course, with the insight of industry leaders, addresses public-private sector interactions and the business, public policy, regulatory, and technology management issues that concern medical device and biotechnology companies.
MILI 6963 - Healthcare Analytics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course prepares students to analyze large health care databases with a focus on advanced applications with health insurance claims data. The course is designed to be a STEM offering with the use of statistical programming languages including R, Tableau and SAS. This course is designed to appeal to students with an interest in developing data science as core skill and already have knowledge of some programming tools, and experience with data manipulation in Excel, SQL or Access.
MILI 6990 - The Health Care Marketplace
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02186 - MILI 5990/MILI 6990
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of trillion dollar medical industry. Physician/hospital services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology. Scale, interactions, inter-relationships, market opportunities, barriers. prereq: MBA student
MILI 6991 - Anatomy and Physiology for Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of medical vocabulary/physiology of major body systems. Understanding current clinical practice. Market opportunities of major body systems, Medical technology innovation.
MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understand stakeholders that impact healthcare delivery including providers, payers, employers and patients and how they are trying to transform this unique value chain to improve care while reducing cost.
MILI 6996 - Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary student teams create rapid production market analysis of promising medical technologies/services to determine potential for success in market. Exposure to University innovations, venture firms, inventors. prereq: Approved application
MKTG 6088 - Strategic Marketing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Determining product-markets where organization should compete. Sustainable competitive advantage. Matching marketing strategy with environment. Coordinating marketing, other business functions. Organizing marketing function/management. prereq: MBA 6210, MBA student
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, theories, and practices that support relationship-based leadership and management. Framework/set of tools to provide leadership in an empowered organization. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5108 - Board leadership development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofit board governance. Governance models, roles/responsibilities, ethics/dynamics. Current research/concepts along with students' current board experiences to illuminate challenges/explore solutions that build board leadership competencies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will help students recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements, and apply medical terms in the context of patient care. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in health care can sometimes seem like another language. During this course, students will not only increase their medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words in a self-paced manner, they will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. This is a completely online, self-paced course but runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar5201@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6094 - Obesity and Eating Disorder Interventions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examine obesity epidemic, eating disorders, prevention and treatment approaches at multiple levels (individual, social, environmental, policy), links between obesity and eating disorders.
PUBH 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on course on computer skills to learn a wide range of methods to manipulate public health data. Students will be given ?raw? datasets and practice computer methods to clean, filter, recode, combine, tabulate and report data within the Excel and Access environments. The course is ideal for students who may not pursue more advanced quantitative training but still want to feel comfortable using these widely available programs to produce quality datasets for further analysis, and to generate summary results or reports in their work as public health practitioners. No prerequisites
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How a society's social interactions, past and present, yield differential exposures and differences in health outcomes between persons who make up populations. New disease-specific risk factors. How well-known exposures emerge and are maintained by social system.
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: MHA student or instructor permission
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations on the context of competitive situations. prereq: MHA student or instructor permission
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Overview of public health issues related to children in the United States. Focus on identifying and planning public health strategies, policies, and programs to improve health of infants and children.
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore, investigate, discuss, develop basic concepts/practices for people/organizations associated with "integrative leadership". prereq: University of Minnesota doctoral student or master's student, Integrative Leadership minor
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of leadership models and competencies, particularly as applied to organizational change. Applications to individual self-development and to health care organizations. prereq: Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate student or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02457
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the policy environment that influences and shapes public health and the provision of health care services, to enhance understanding of the historical and political context of health policy, to develop strategies for analysis of health policy issues, and to communicate effectively in the policy environment. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PubH 6835.
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Half semester. Federal health reform debate and debate over reinstating the MN General Assistance Medical Care program. Intergovernmental relationship between the federal and state governments in health policy and finance; role of state and local policy makers and policy advocates. Political context for state health policy development.
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practical applications of concepts, tools, techniques of continuous quality improvement (QI) in public health/health care.
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings and discussion-based seminar. Readings emphasize practice and policy solutions to health disparities. prereq: CSPH 5115 OR PubH 6066 OR PUBH 6055 OR PUBH 6855, 2d yr MPH student completing SPH health disparities interdisciplinary concentration] or instr consent
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Social-psychological processes that shape experience of mental health/illness. Consequences of disorders for individuals, families, and communities. Epidemiology research, theories of mental health/illness. Effect of policies related to organizing/financing services.
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Core concepts/skills for managing projects effectively, making sure they are completed on time, within budget, meeting performance objectives. prereq: Matriculation in master's program in School of Public Health, or instr consent
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health information is a central function of health care organizations. Information is used for managing population health, profiling providers, and measuring quality. This course describes relational data theory, normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to create and query databases. Students will be introduced to the basic programming skills necessary to manage data in research projects. Programming aspects of the course will use SQL procedure in the SAS language. prereq: Admission to a University of Minnesota Masters program or Permission of instructor.
PUBH 6814 - Data and Information for Population Health Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Information is used for managing population health surveillance, profiling providers, measuring quality, measuring resource use, and managing population health. This course describes the organizational context of health information and how to use health data to manage population health. Sources and types of health information, organizational processes affecting information quality, consistency, completeness, and accuracy, methods for organizing information, use of information for decision making, and how data can be used to provide usable information, will be discussed. prereq: Completion or concurrent enrollment in PubH 6813, Managing Electronic Health Information, 2cr contains the skills necessary for completing the assigned paper/project in this course, PubH 6814, OR instructor permission.
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 6880 - Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: School of Public Health student or graduate student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Information is key to effective public health administration. Surveillance systems provide information on infectious disease tracking, disease clusters, food-borne outbreaks, and injuries. Environmental monitoring systems provide information on health risks such as toxic chemicals or airborne pollutants. Registries contain information on vital statistics such as birth, death, and immunization. e-Public Health integrates information from electronic health records to use in improving population health. Introduction to Public Health Informatics describes these public health information systems and key issues in managing this information effectively, such as data standards, common functions, decision support, meaningful use, health information exchange, privacy and security. prereq: School of Public Health student or graduate student
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02368
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of federal, state, local policy approaches. National initiatives for prevention of child and adolescent obesity. Specific policies will be discussed at local, state, federal levels. Extensive discussion on evidence of impact of policies on child and adolescent weight.
PUBH 7200 - Topics: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in public health practice.
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value.
PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of nursing facilities.
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differentiation between aging process and disease process. Common conditions/diseases associated with aging.
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Covers physical, biological, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process.
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study supervised by a health care administration faculty member. prereq: instr consent
SCO 6041 - Project Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the course of their careers, contemporary managers spend a significant amount of time either participating in or leading projects. Projects are frequently used as proving-grounds for high-potentials. The skills that are required in project management are often the very same attributes that are required for successfully managing a business. While every project is by definition unique, some concepts and tools (e.g., critical path method, time and cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, methods to deal with uncertainties) in project management apply to a wide range of different types of projects. The aim of this course is to equip students with these concepts and tools (e.g., Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis) and to develop them into successful project managers, as well as team members.
SCO 6045 - Strategic Sourcing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Procurement and supply management has become increasingly visible in a world where supply is a major determinant of organizational success. Supply chain performance influences not only operational and financial risks but also reputational risk. Although this course explores cost containment and supply process improvement methods, it also pushes into revenue enhancement. The job of the supply manager today goes way beyond the scope of value and efficiency to the search for competitive advantage through the supply network. In addition to organizing the supply function for strategic advantage, the course explores strategic sourcing, supplier selection and evaluation techniques, supplier development methods, global sourcing techniques, as well as legal and ethical challenges. High-performance supply managers live for the challenges associated with building and maintaining a high-performance supply chain.
SCO 6051 - Service Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing and managing business interactions with customers. Creating service innovations, and designing processes and systems for delivering value-added services to customers. prereq: [MBA 6220 or equiv], MBA student
SCO 6091 - Process Improvement Methods
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02456
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course introduces the tools, problem solving methods, and organizational structures for process improvement. The course is organized around the DMAIC (Define Measure Analyze Improve and Control) method for process improvement in Six Sigma, but will also consider more general methods like PDCA (Plan Do Check Act). In addition, the course will consider broader aspects of process improvement that includes understanding organizational change and aligning process improvements with strategy. This course takes both a project level and organizational level perspective to understand process improvement and Six Sigma.
SCO 6092 - Supply Chain Risk and Security
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course covers the organizational and behavioral aspects of managing quality, risk, and security within and across organizations. It covers various frameworks such as ISO 28000 (security) as a starting point. It covers various organizational issues such as managing organizational culture and navigating across national boundaries to address quality, risk, and security issues. It draws on various management theories to understand how to manage quality, risk, security, and disruptions across the supply chain. The course draws on examples from a variety of industries and government.
SCO 6096 - Supply Chain Management in the Health Care and Medical Devices Sector
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course identifies the inter-relationships between the partners in a health care supply chain that links the development of care to the delivery of care. Issues addressed in the course include managing health care supply chain with: increasing complexity of manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical devices; increasing variety in drugs, devices and equipment to meet rapidly changing markets; increasing demand for affordable products from emerging economies; growing quality and compliance challenges with drugs and devices becoming more complex and regulatory scrutiny becoming stricter; and increasing frequency of recalls. Some examples of specific problems in health care delivery are: capacity planning and management in hospitals, location of health care facilities, supply chain management of blood banks, ambulance service planning, etc.
SCO 6098 - Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces the concepts and theory of quality control, philosophical foundations of lean thinking, and technical concepts related to flow and pull, and tools such as value stream mapping, A3, and 5S. Students learn to identify, measure, and eliminate non-value added activities; process capability analysis; statistical process control; and acceptance sampling from extended value chains in manufacturing and service settings through hands-on exercises.
SWAH 4221 - Beginning Swahili for Graduate Research I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01558
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehension, speaking, reading, writing. Meets with 1221.
PUBH 7535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Differential, absorption, activity-based costing. Budgeting, variance analysis. Financial accounting, including transaction data/accrual accounting. Developing financial statements. Ration analysis. prereq: [AHC student or instr consent], experience with spreadsheets such as Excel or Lotus recommended
PUBH 7536 - Health Finance I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance. Net present value, financial analysis, capital budgeting, financing options/decisions, capital structure, capital asset pricing model, financial planning, working capital management.
PUBH 7537 - Health Finance II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance/insurance concepts integrated/applied to health care. Capital/operating budgets. Medicare's payment systems for hospitals/physicians, risk-adjusted capitation payment systems. Population-based health care finance, managed care.
PUBH 7541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Variation. Frequency distribution, measurement, probability, graphing. Significance tests, estimation, trends. Data handling. Modeling, odds ratios. Prevalence, incidence/vital statistics. Research applications. Statistical approach to rational administrative decision making.
PUBH 7542 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Almost 20 years ago in the United States the Institute of Medicine published To Err is Human, transparently noting that between 44,000 and 98,000 people in that country die every year as a result of medical errors; further research has shown that patients in all countries are subject to unintended harm as a result of their interaction with our healthcare systems. Not only are these errors devastating to those who have them, they harm providers and cost billions of dollars a year. Additionally, as the healthcare landscape shifts rapidly from one build upon volume to a value-based system, health systems and countries face an ever more urgent need to improve quality and safety for the populations they serve. This course will review the role of the health system leader in addressing the challenge of improving quality, safety, and value. Modules will specifically address: an overview of quality improvement and patient safety, data and common improvement models, patient safety techniques, the administrator’s role in the creation of the culture of safety, future trends in quality, safety, and value. Course Goals: a. Understand the patient, system, and population impacts of the current quality and safety challenges faced by healthcare b. Describe common models used for improvement work c. Understand the role that providers and health system leaders play in quality improvement and patient safety efforts d. Utilize common tools of quality and safety e. Balance system and personal responsibilities in quality improvement and patient safety f. Be familiar with common terminology and techniques such as PDSA, Lean, RCA, and Six Sigma Course is reserved for students enrolled in Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration Program – School of Public Health.
PUBH 7547 - Health Care Human Resource Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship between human resources management/general management. Work/human resources. Compensation/benefits, personnel planning, recruitment/selection, training/development. Employee appraisal/discipline. Union-management relations.
PUBH 7551 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding of/improvement in competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services/public health organizations.
PUBH 7553 - Health Care Management Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical issues faced by health care managers as leaders of organization, members of profession, coodinators of clinical processes. Perspectives of managerial, organizational, professional, clinical ethics.
PUBH 7554 - Health Care Strategy and Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Managing marketing function. Marketing planning, strategy, management concepts. Identifying marketing problems/opportunities. Constructing, evaluating, managing marketing plan.
PUBH 7555 - Topics in Health Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
General principles of health economics applied to issues in health. Implications for health policy.
PUBH 7556 - Health and Health Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
U.S. health care system/health policy process. Current challenges in areas of health care delivery, financing, policy.
PUBH 7560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using systems perspective to develop models to analyze/improve health care operations. Identifying data needs/sources to model structures, processes, outcomes of care.
PUBH 7562 - Information Technology in Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Managing information as strategic resource within health care organizations. Designing information technology systems to capture, combine, transform information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support collaborative clinical decision making, support management decisions.
PUBH 7564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development/organization of HMOs/PPOs. Risk sharing, provider contracts, utilization management, quality improvement, marketing, new product development. Employer relations. Medicare/Medicaid contracting. Budget processing. Financial performance. Government regulations.
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value.
PUBH 7566 - The Henry Capstone: Core Concepts in Managing Health Care Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar course supporting students as they complete capstone project.
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Public policy environment surrounding health care/public health systems. Political context of health policy. Approaches to policy formation/analysis. Tools/strategies for influencing health policy outcomes.
PUBH 7570 - Topics: Healthcare Administration
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Selected readings in healthcare administration. Discussion based on readings. prereq: dept consent
PUBH 7576 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Laws affecting administration of hospitals/other healthcare organizations. Administrative law, corporate/business law, labor law, civil liability, tax-related issues. Legal issues relevant to administration, decision making, planning.