Curriculum

Business Courses (24 credits)

BE 135 Business Communications

This introductory course in written and oral communications will enable students to become more effective business communicators. Special focus is given to selecting and using visual aids and PowerPoint to enhance presentations. Generally offered twice yearly 3 credits

MG 131 Principles of Management

Students are introduced to the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the organization effectively and efficiently. Additional topics include social responsibility of the organization, decision-making, interpersonal skills, and organizational change. 3 credits

BE 161 Financial Accounting

In this introductory course, we will introduce students to accounting principles and procedures, and to the processes by which financial transactions are recorded, classified, and analyzed to help business decision-makers. Students will learn to prepare and interpret financial statements. Generally offered twice yearly. 3 credits

MG 231 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to common methods of planning and implementing decisions with respect to product, price, promotion, and channels of distribution, as organizations strive to satisfy the needs and wants of the market while achieving the goals of the organization in a dynamic environment. 3 credits

BE 202 Business Statistics

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of statistical analysis that are useful in effective business decision making. Some topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability and random events, sampling, and estimation. P: MA 111 or MA 116. Generally offered twice yearly. 3 credits

BE 205 Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomic concepts and tools will be utilized to evaluate the economic behavior of individuals. The 'invisible' market forces (price mechanism) and external forces (social, cultural, political, and legal forces) will be explored and examined from personal perspectives as well as their aggregate effect on the economy. General Education Choice, Level B. Generally offered twice yearly. 3 credits

MG 362 Human Resource Management

In this course, students study the vital role of utilizing people effectively to meet organizational objectives. Topics include planning personnel needs, recruiting and selecting employees, training and developing the workforce, performance evaluation, compensation, and the legal and social context in which human resource management must operate. P: MG 131. 3 credits

One Elective Course: (3)

MG 331 Human Resource Issues

Students will focus on the key Human Resource issues faced by management and employees. Topics for exploration and discussion may include the changing workforce,job related stress, sexual harassment, violence, and substance abuse. Topics will vary to maintain a contemporary nature. 3 credits

MG 342 Cultural Competences and Valuing Diversity at Work

This course will review, analyze, and provide experiences on how changing United States workforce demographics create new demands, challenges, and opportunities for employees, managers, and organizations. An examination of biases, social conditioning, and stereotyping of students and employees will also be explored. Students will learn how to manage the change of organizations, others, and themselves for improvement. General Education choice for Part C. This course is offered when there is sufficient demand. 3 credits

CIS 388 Project Management

This course covers principles, practices, and techniques for the management of business and technology projects. Topics include: project planning, scheduling, performing cost estimates, risk analysis, implementation and control, and project termination. This course uses the Microsoft Project Management software package extensively. Generally offered yearly 3 credits

Health Care Management Courses (27 credits)

MG 235 Health Care Management

This course introduces students to common methods of planning and implementing decisions with respect to product, price, promotion, and channels of distribution, as organizations strive to satisfy the needs and wants of the market while achieving the goals of the organization in a dynamic environment 3 credits

MG 308 Ethical Issues in Health Care

From biomedical research to clinical practice to policy and planning, health care managers face ethical issues in every aspect of their work. In this course, students explore their own values and moral principles in relations to health care; consider various professional codes of ethics; and apply systematic approaches to ethical decision-making to cases related to health care access; client self-determination; privacy; cultural and religious diversity; and the economics of the health care system. 3 credits

MG 311 Introduction to Public Health

The public health system is charged with assessing and promoting the health of communities and diverse populations. This course introduces the core public health disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral health, and health policy and management. Students explore historical and contemporary public health approaches to promoting healthy behaviors; responding to emerging diseases; identifying environmental risk factors; preparing for and managing disasters; and alleviating health disparities across populations. 3 credits

MG 312 Global Health

Global Health examines the socioeconomic, biological and environmental causes and the consequences of disease. In an increasingly interconnected world, students consider the impact of infectious diseases; poverty and hunger; violence and war; environmental disruption; natural disasters and humanitarian crises for local and global health and wellbeing. Students explore their possible roles in solving global health crises, such as promoting human rights; applying new technologies; and financing and managing international agencies, NGOs, philanthropy, and emerging public and private health care systems. 3 credits

CIS 315 Health Care Information Systems

Information technology is transforming the delivery, management and economics of healthcare. This course will explore the technologies that support health care information systems, such as software applications; system analysis and design; data management; networks and data communication; and system standards and security. Particular attention will be paid to the benefits and challenges of information technologies in medical record keeping; remote diagnosis and treatment; and improving efficiency and quality of care.

MG 336 Health Care Law

An examination of the laws and regulations which protect and govern health care facilities and programs. Special attention is paid to the rights and protection afforded to users of health care facilities. P: MG 235. 3 credits

BE 247 Health Care Finance

This course will provide an introduction to health care finance and the current financial environment in which health care organizations function. The course will expand on basic financial accounting concepts, explore financial concepts unique to health care, and examine techniques that lead to improved cost-effectiveness in a variety of health care organizations. The perspectives of various interest groups will be discussed: providers, insurers, policy makers, patients and the general public. Prerequisite: BE 161 3 credits

MG 348 Data Analysis for Health Care Managers

In this course, students will be introduced to the analytic tools needed to understand and assess the data collected by health care organizations. Students will learn how various healthcare data sets are constructed and utilized by health care managers for efficient and effective decision-making. The students will apply these techniques and interpret case study data. Prerequisite: BE 202. 3 credits

MG 392 Capstone – Health Care Management Research Project

Capstone: Health Care Management Research Project This capstone course is designed to integrate knowledge and skills from previous coursework and field experiences. Focus will be on key issues impacting the management of today's healthcare organizations and students will develop an individual research project that explores how those issues impact the delivery of care. The extent and format of the project will be agreed upon with the instructor. Students will present their findings to the class at the end of the course. Prerequisite: MG 348 (Data Analysis for Health Care Managers) 3 credits