This is a course designed to provide a general orientation to management practices in the field of health care.  The focus is on management concepts, processes, and theoretical content considered necessary for persons who intend to practice in a health care management position.  Emphasis is placed on the differences in management of health care from other commodities and the importance of patient care and ethical issues.  Tradeoffs between patient care issues and financial accountability are addressed.


The purpose of this course is to help you better understand the purpose, history, components, organization, strengths, weaknesses, and proposed and implemented reforms associated with the U.S. health care delivery system.

 This course covers current challenges faced by the U.S. health care delivery system and how health policy, both historically and today, has sought to address these challenges. This system is compared with those of other nations to highlight its relative strengths and weaknesses. We will consider health care concerns associated with population and public health, including how the behavior of individuals and groups influences health. Risk factors associated with vulnerable populations are identified and discussed. We will also explore the logistics of the health care system, including how it is organized, who makes up the workforce, how health care is financed, the costs and value of health care, how it is managed, and the role of information technology in this sector. Finally, we will take a look at the future of health care delivery in the U.S. and of health care policy.


This course will provide an overview of the financial considerations in the health care field. This course is meant to be an introduction to the concepts in health care finance.

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.