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Online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Courses

Curriculum Details

33 total credits required

In AUM’s online Master of Healthcare Administration program, you can develop expertise at the intersection of business and healthcare. The program includes 11 courses you can complete in two years, and the online format provides the flexibility to continue working while earning your MHA degree.

The online curriculum presents economics, policymaking, marketing, and other topics through a healthcare management lens. You’ll learn from faculty who apply their professional experience to put you on track for success after earning your Master of Healthcare Administration online.

Curriculum

Credits

Identification, selection and use of accounting information for management decision making with an emphasis on management’s control responsibilities and the financial impact of management’s decisions on the firm.

Managing human resources strategically to facilitate business strategy formulas, implementation and achievement of organizational objectives. Analyzes human resource management from the perspective of the general manager. Prerequisite’s; Minimum grade of C in MNGT 2000 and MNGT 3380
Development of leadership potential by strengthening abilities in visioning, interpersonal team skills, negotiation, decision analysis and conflict management. Application of organizational theory and concepts to health services organizations. Prerequisite; Graduate standing

Applies basic microeconomic theory to analyze health care markets, including demand for medical care, role of health insurance, supply of health care services, and impact of regulations.
Prerequisite; No prerequisites. However, ECON 5550 must be completed prior to taking HADM 6620 Healthcare Finance

This course covers finance concepts and models of for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare entities. Students will analyze financial data including profit or loss, ratios, overhead, and allocations. Other topics include third-party payers, applications of time value of money, and planning for capital needs.
Prerequisites: ECON 5550 and ACCT 6220

This course is an introduction to the use of Business Analytics and big data as a strategic resource. A focus is placed on integrating the knowledge of analytic tools with an understanding of how companies leverage data analytics to gain strategic advantage. The key areas of customer analytics and surveys of data mining techniques and applications will also be covered. Case approach is used to emphasize hands-on learning and a real-world view of Business and big data analytics.

This course will focus on terminology and processes of the U.S. legal system and then move into topics specific to the management of health information. Topics covered include privacy, security, confidentiality, contracts, meaningful use, HIPAA, HITECH, medical identity theft, E Discovery, and professional liability issues. Students will learn the standards for releasing patient information and the design and implementation of information privacy and security policies and procedures that maintain not only the patient’s privacy but also adhere to a healthcare organization’s legal and ethical requirements. Prerequisite; Graduate standing

One of the major challenges for healthcare leaders is ensuring that every patient receives high quality care, all of the time. The overall aim of this course is to learn how to improve healthcare quality by applying integrated systems to identify opportunities and implement change. In addition, students will also examine how to create an environment that fosters learning and innovation.
Prerequisite; Graduate standing and INFO 5880

Covers general concepts of strategic planning for business development and marketing as applied to health care settings. Potential conflicts between an organization’s business objectives and its participation with competitors in collaborative community benefit programs are also explored. Prerequisite; Graduate standing
Provide students with an overview of the U.S. health care system, its components, and the current policy challenges. Topics include status of health reform and the role of state and federal levels and to the budgetary implications of health care spending, major health policy institutions and important issues that cut across institutions, including private insurers and the federal/state financing programs (Medicare and Medicaid/SCHIP). Prerequisite; Graduate standing

Pr. 18 graduate core hours or permission of dean. Focuses on building the viewpoint and skills required of the general manager in solving complex business problems. Builds upon previous M.B.A. course work by integrating the functional and technical areas to provide a complete business perspective. Oral and written communications emphasized.

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