ONLINE PROGRAM START DATES
Sunday, September 13, 2015
DESIGNED BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.
For those who have already earned an MBA or other graduate-level management degree from Southern Wesleyan University or another regionally accredited university/college, Southern Wesleyan University's School of Business offers our health care administration courses as professional development electives.
If you are interested in advancing your career in the health care industry through management or administration roles, but already have your graduate business degree, these four MBA-level health care administration courses are precisely the professional development that you may need to gain relevant training for health care management.
Courses are fully online and each course is six weeks in length. The courses are sequential with no breaks (other than holidays).
HCMC 5423 - Healthcare Organizations and Delivery
This course is a comprehensive approach to healthcare systems, organization and delivery. Students will examine the evolution of the U.S. healthcare delivery system through to the current dynamic, integrated and managed care systems. Students will assess the interactions of regulatory, economic, political, and social aspects of the healthcare system on the structure and function of healthcare organizations. Students will explore transformational servant leadership qualities needed to promote change and effectively lead in the current era of health care reform.
HCAM 5453 - Health Information Systems
This course focuses on the critical role and types of e-health and information systems in the planning, operation, and management of health care organizations. Students will evaluate technology trends and clinical applications to determine the challenges and opportunities for the organization; assessing health information systems in the context of organizational objectives and improving patient care
HCAM 5463 - Health Care Policy and Quality Systems
This course focuses on healthcare policy issues in the planning, organization and delivery of services. Students will explore the roles and influence of major stakeholders, regulations, and market pressures. Students will evaluate quality and safety systems used to implement policy and improve patient outcomes, along with the leadership qualities needed for transformational change
HCAM 5483 - Strategic Management in Health Care
Prerequisites: All 3 of the other HCMC courses
This is a capstone course for the program. It is designed to give the student an opportunity to develop the conceptual skills needed by effective health care managers. Student will examine the strategic management and planning processes within the dynamic, complex, and evolving nature of the health care industry.
Students will demonstrate application, integration, and evaluation of (1) the strategic planning process, (2) strategy map formulation of objectives and policies, (3) balanced scorecard measurement of strategic objectives, and (4) management of change within the healthcare regulatory and fiscal environment.
Students will need to meet the following criteria:
- Must have earned an MBA or graduate-level management degree from a regionally accredited university/college.
- Must have worked in the health care industry for a minimum of one year.
- Must currently be working in the health care industry. (Exceptions may apply)
How to Apply
- Fill out the online application for the MBA Health Care Electives.
- Provide an official transcript for your graduate degree.
- Provide a signed employment verification form.
Each course costs $1800. This cost includes the course, books, and associated fees. There is no financial aid available. If a student’s employer is paying for the courses, payments can be set up on a direct bill or deferred billing plan.