This course introduces and examines the various components of the U.S. health care system. It will cover the current state of health care, new developments, the forces of market competition and government regulation, and the impact of health policy on key stakeholders.

This course presents an overview of the business of health and how a variety of health care organizations have gained, sustained, and lost competitive advantage amidst intense competition, widespread regulation, high interdependence, and massive technological, economic, social, and political changes. Students will also develop their leadership potential by strengthening abilities in creative thinking, interpersonal team skills, communication skills, diversity, negotiation and conflict management.