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Health Care Administration

The certificate focuses on one of the nation's fastest growing and most challenging industries: health care administration. Students will develop foundational knowledge, explore health care policy, look at politics and ethics, and explore organizational adaptability, measures and benchmarks in the American health care industry.

Health Care Administration Courses

MGE 8251 American Health Care System
This course is a comprehensive overview of one of the largest industries in the United States, healthcare. Students explore the effects of social, political, organizational, cultural, economic and historical forces on this industry. Features and contours of this evolving and highly complex system are explored including levels of care, technology, and health outcomes. Current trends related to regulation, cost, quality and access are analyzed, with particular emphasis on the complexities and inherent counter purposes of commerce and ethical obligations manifest in healthcare. *Students are encouraged to take this course before enrolling in subsequent HA concentration courses. (3 credits)

MGE 8252 Fundamentals of Health Care Administration
Students analyze organizational dynamics and complex operational and regulatory factors that must be aligned to ensure the highest quality care, greatest efficiency and cost effectiveness. Operational divisions, functions, and groups including professional providers, care givers, and support services such as finance management, information services, human resources, plant services, and marketing are explored in relation to their integral value, purpose and function, and their unique perspectives. Emphasis on the creation of an environment of continuous improvement and organizational adaptability and success are explored. Measures and benchmarks of success are integrated throughout the course. *Students are encouraged to take this course immediately following MGE 8251 The American Health Care System and before enrolling in subsequent HA concentration courses. (3 credits)

MGE 8254 Health Care Policy and Politics
In this course students examine current public, health profession, and organizational policy at macro and micro levels, as well as trends for the future related to or affecting health care organizations and its consumers. Health industry manager/leader responsibility for organizational assessment, application, and operational change related to policy and politics is explored. Relevant public, professional, and organizational politics are examined within various types of health organization and support industry contexts. Distinction between policy and politics are elucidated throughout. (3 credits)

MGE 8256 Health Care Ethics
Students explore the ethical components, dilemmas and obligations in American health care organizations and systems. Specifically, ethical issues related to care giving and bioethics, demographic trends, relationships among organizational professionals and staff, delivery models, securing and allocating scarce resources, and technology are examined. Health care organizational ethics and obligations are analyzed, emphasizing the role of manager/leader in creating an ethical culture of care delivery and cost effectiveness. Various ethical decision-making models are compared and applied to case scenarios. (3 credits)

MGE 8258 Information Systems for Health Care Management
Students focus on the increasing presence and reliance on information technology and information systems in health care organizations and systems of all sizes and purposes. Today's health care manager/leader must understand the use, types, benefits and limitations of information technology on structure, processes and work design. Infrastructure requirements and cost, security, and related regulation and law are reviewed. Selection and alignment of information management with organizational strategic planning to achieve high levels of performance are emphasized throughout. (3 credits)

Human Resources

The certificate offers a deep exploration of issues related to effective management of human resources in an increasingly competitive business environment. Students will examine the role of the manager through staffing, employee development and retention, employee relations, employment law and global human resources management.

Human Resources Courses

MGE 8742 Global Human Resources
Students will examine the challenges of international business and the role of Human Resources in worldwide organizations. Students will differentiate between domestic and international policies, procedures, and strategies for effectively managing human resources in the global environment. (3 credits)

MGE 8740 Employee Development and Retention
In this course, students explore the employer's role and responsibility in developing and retaining a highly motivated
workforce in a competitive employment environment. Students will also analyze employees' roles in managing their own career growth. (3 credits)

MGE 8741 Staffing
In this course, students will examine strategies and procedures for the lawful selection of employees. Students will explore effective selection techniques and the organization's legal responsibilities in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and hiring employees. (3 credits)

MGE 6023 Employment Law
In this course students will investigate the legal and regulatory backdrop for the management of organizational Human Resources. Students will analyze legislation and legal precedents that guide employers' actions and decisions and affect their relationships with their employees. (3 credits)

MGE 8743 Employee Relations
Students will explore strategies for effectively managing the ongoing relationship between employers and employees. Students will focus upon Human Resource‘s role in fostering organizational ethics, justice, and the fair treatment of employees. 
(3 credits)


The concentration offers an enhancement of financial decision-making skills in organizational systems thinking. Students will examine corporate finance, investment decision making, the role of financial institutions, and complexities of international financial markets through practical application.

MGE 8723 Corporate Finance (3 credits)

MGE 8724 Advanced Financial Planning (3 credits)

MGE 8725 Government Finance (3 credits)