MBA With a Concentration in Healthcare Administration
Opportunities Abound Within This Growing, Fast-Evolving Field
The healthcare sector has experienced explosive growth in recent years, with many analysts—including those at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—projecting that the growth will continue through the decade. Reasons for the expansion include the aging of the baby boomer generation, changes in healthcare policy and, perhaps most exciting, technological advances that have driven new specializations such as healthcare informatics: the leveraging of healthcare-related data to improve the quality of care in a cost-effective manner.
CalSouthern’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills required in this fast-evolving field. It features a cutting-edge curriculum that includes topics such as managing epidemiology, healthcare ethics and legal compliance, informatics, quality control and cultural competency in healthcare administration, among others.
It’s a curriculum from the very forefront of the profession, and it is pragmatic, as well. The courses have been carefully designed to address the issues and solutions healthcare professionals engage in each day, and to give students the knowledge and practical skills they need for managerial and directorial positions within the medical field.
As a student in CalSouthern’s MBA program, you will be mentored by a faculty comprised of dedicated educators who are also experienced professionals in the subjects they teach. With coursework delivered 100-percent online via CalSouthern’s proprietary learning platform, you’ll be able to study at your own pace and on your own schedule, without compromising your work and family lives.
But make no mistake, even though you’ll be doing your coursework remotely, you’ll never be alone. From the day you enroll, you will have a support team of faculty mentors, academic advisors, deans, administration and other professional staff who stand ready to give you all the guidance and support you need to successfully complete your degree program and achieve your personal and professional goals.
Healthcare Administration Courses
HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics
This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.Learning Outcomes:
- Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
- Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
- Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
- Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
- Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
- Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
- Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
- Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
- Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
- Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
- Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
- Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
- Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
- Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
- Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
- Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
- Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
- Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
- Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
- Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
- Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
- Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.