Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
38 Hours

Major

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 7500
Healthcare Programs and Policies
3

Provides an overview of healthcare policy making, including an understanding of healthcare reform and national healthcare programs, such as Medicare. Students will study their role in healthcare policy formulation, implementation, and modification, while developing competence in the policymaking process through policy analysis, investigation of current and future healthcare trends, and making recommendations to address these trends.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 7520
Healthcare Administration
3

Provides a comprehensive study of managerial problem solving and decision making techniques, organizational design, human resources management, the healthcare system, quality improvement, health informatics, organizational change and strategic planning.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 7530
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations
3

Integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge pertaining to quality assessment and implementation in health care organizations. It will provide students the tools to analyze the parameters and guidelines for assessing, maintaining and improving quality in healthcare organizations. This is an elective course within the Baker College MBA program, but primarily designed for those in the healthcare administration concentration.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 7580
Health Law and Ethics
3

Explores various legal and ethical issues relevant to the healthcare field. Topics include medical malpractice, informed consent, professional liability, patients' rights, employee rights and responsibilities, and medical ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 7590
Healthcare Finance
3

Provides a deeper understanding of financial concepts applied to the healthcare field. Topics include financial statement analysis, principles of reimbursement, cost concepts and decision making, financial forecasting, budgeting techniques, capital project analysis, and strategic financial planning within the healthcare industry.

Prerequisite(s):
MBA: BUS 6780; Nursing: NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510

Business Requirements

23 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
BUS 5720
Human Resource Management
3

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
NUR 5110, NUR 5210, NUR 5310, NUR 5410, NUR 5510 or BUS 6780

BUS 6150
Human Behavior Management of Organizations
3

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6300
Accounting for the Contemporary Manager
3

Focuses on the use of financial and managerial accounting information for decision-making purposes. Topics include accounting concepts, accounting systems, preparing financial statements, product costing and overhead allocation, variance analysis, budgeting, and responsibility accounting. How these topics should be applied in information based decision making is emphasized. Case analysis is used to enhance student learning of key accounting concepts.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6500
The Economic Environment
3

Provides students with an integrated understanding of the concepts of economics. The emphasis is on the application of economics and uses actual economic events to encourage the study of the principles of economics and to show how these concepts can help students understand the complex and dynamic American economy.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6600
The Marketing Environment
3

Concentrates on the marketing concept and its impact on the strategic decision-making process of the firm. This course emphasizes planning and managing marketing activities of multi-product firms and provides an understanding of the fundamental issues which influence marketing decisions. The specifics of implementing a marketing plan are discussed. In addition, the effects of a diverse global marketplace and sources of marketing research are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
BUS 6780

BUS 6780
Research and Statistics for Managers
3

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Prerequisite(s):
CGS 5010

BUS 6900
Strategy in a Global Environment
3

Provides the capstone course for the MBA program. It builds upon and integrates the theories, skills, and knowledge from previous courses. Students have the opportunity to make strategic decisions that affect performance and long-term viability of business enterprises. Students will analyze the business strategies of current public corporations. Students will also complete a decision-making business simulation.

Prerequisite(s):
All MBA business requirement and major requirement courses

CGS 5010
Graduate Seminar
2

Orients graduate students to the standards and expectations of the College, including topics such as policies and procedures, the online learning environment and expectations, academic integrity, APA writing requirements, library resources, and professional standards.

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