Healthcare Administration Courses
Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major at Seton Hill. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
MBA Foundations (SBU 495)
This prerequisite course is designed to prepare students with a non-business degree for transition into the MBA program by providing a base understanding of select material concepts and techniques across the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, financial analysis, quantitative analysis/statistics, and microeconomics. Students are responsible for directly purchasing access to assigned online modules through the course provider. Permission required. Offered all sessions of MBA program. Variable credit (1-3 credits).
Financial Accounting (SBU 500)
Study of the principles of financial accounting and analysis of financial statements. Master’s session 1 (and 3 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Economics for Decision Making (SBU 501)
This course reviews micro- and macro-economic theories, examines qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques derived from them, and applies these tools to improve economic forecasting and managerial decision-making. Master’s session 3 (and 5 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Project Management (SBU 505)
This course introduces the fundamental tasks, challenges, and organizational dynamics of managing complex projects across a diverse set of stakeholders. This course further develops the MBA student's problem-solving skills necessary to manage teams, schedules, risks, and resources to achieve strategic business objectives. There is a focused emphasis on why projects fail and approaches to mitigating these issues through clear, upfront, problem definition, planning, and risk management. Master's session 1 (and session 3 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Intro to New Venture Development (SBU 510)
This course provides an introduction and overview of the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business model innovation. Bringing together the disciplines of marketing, finance, product development, and management, it presents an integrative perspective into the process of starting a new business or identifying opportunities to expand an existing business. The course is the platform upon which to build further studies in the development of business strategy. Master’s session 4 (and 5 in odd-numbered years). 3 credits.
Human Resource Management (SBU 516)
This course analyzes the dynamics of human resource practices and opportunities. Topics include: strategic planning, workforce adaptation, change management, job design, recruitment, compensation and benefit implementation, legislative and ethical issues, budgetary impacts, international trends, and training and development. Master’s session 2 (and 4 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
Marketing and Sales Strategies (SBU 536)
Principles of marketing and communication and current marketing and sales challenges are reviewed to develop the ability to analyze, interpret, design, and evaluate strategic marketing plans and communication vehicles. Master’s session 5 (and 1 in even-numbered years). 3 credits.
The US Healthcare System (SBU 554)
This foundational course introduces students to the structure and interdependence of the various components comprising the US healthcare system. Students gain an understanding of the process and effect of political decision-making regarding health care at the macro level, along with an introduction to state and local public health. This course also discusses the legal and regulatory environment of American medicine, a subject commonly and separately called health care law. Master's session 2. 3 credits.
Health Policy and Economic Analysis (SBU 555)
This course is designed to provide graduate students with an understanding of current health economics issues. Economics is used as a tool to analyze health care and health care policy. The basic approach is to recognize the importance of scarcity and incentives, allowing for difference peculiar to health. Primary topics covered include the production of and demand for health and medical care; information asymmetries between patients, doctors, and payers; and health care reform. Master's session 3. 3 credits.
Healthcare Finance (SBU 556)
The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with the tools to effectively manage, plan, and analyze the operations of healthcare organizations. This includes a fundamental understanding of the unique financial environment healthcare organizations operate within. Secondly, the course seeks to reinforce the quantitative skills that are essential in the financial management process and help students learn how to communicate financial concepts clearly and effectively across healthcare constituents. Master's session 4. 3 credits.
Healthcare Operations, Quality Mgmt (SBU 557)
Healthcare operations management focuses on the systematic planning, design, operation, control, and improvement of healthcare delivery processes. More specifically, this course applies the tools of operations and quality management of the three fundamental issues underling healthcare delivery systems: patient access to care, quality and safety in the care process, and cost of care. Operations management tools, technologies, and analytics are utilized to improve processes and achieve targeted outcomes. Master's session 5. 3 credits.
Healthcare Info Systems & Analytics (SBU 558)
The US healthcare system is under tremendous pressure on all fronts - cost, quality of care, access, and efficiency. Advances in information technology coupled with healthcare reform have created the need for individuals who can understand, manage, and integrate clinical and administrative information to improve decision-making and outcomes. This course provides an overview of the application of information technologies and healthcare business analytics to improve performance within the healthcare system. Master's session 6. 3 credits.
Strategic Management (SBU 615)
This course is the capstone course for the MBA program and requires the students to demonstrate proficiency in the topics studies throughout the program. The students learn how to perform a strategic analysis of an organization and to write and present case analysis in a professional format. The final project is a detailed written case analysis or a business plan accompanied by a professional oral presentation. Permission of program director is required. Master's sessions 2, 4, and 6. 3 credits.