MM Health Care Curriculum

The Lipscomb Master of Management Health Care is a 36 hour program, including 12 management hours, 9 business hours, and 15 health administration hours.

MMGT5103 Managing Yourself and Others I (3)  & MMGT5113 Managing Yourself and Others II (3)
These courses will explore individual and organizational behavior including personality, motivation, teamwork, conflict management, and negotiation. The courses will also address how a manager exercises leadership whether or not he or she is in perceived leadership positions.

MMGT5203 Managing for Results I (3)  & MMGT5213 Managing for Results II (3)
These courses will look at how to organize work to achieve maximum results. Students will study the various techniques (both qualitative and quantitative) to arrive at appropriate decisions and how to present those proposed decisions to others. Special emphasis will be devoted to ethical decision-making.

BU 6333 Health Care Financial Management (3)
This class will provide students with an overview of accounting and financial concepts within the context of a health care organization. Students will discover the unique characteristics of health care finance and learn how accounting and finance play a central role in the operation and financial viability of a health care entity. This course will also cover multiple methods to monitor, analyze and improve the effectiveness and performance of a health care organization's financial performance.

BU 6323 U.S. Health Care System (3)
This course will identify and examine the various services and organizations that impact the current health care delivery system in the United States. The class focuses on gaining an understanding of how these varying organizations and services come together to create the health community of the U.S. while also challenging students to creatively assess ways the system can be changed and improved to enhance health care service delivery. Through study, research and experimental learning, students will learn how the various components of the U.S. health care system function and what professional opportunities may be available for students to pursue in the future.

BU 6303 Health Services Management (3)
This course will expose students to a range of operational health care topics to include leadership, organizational behavior, strategy and process improvement. The reference material used in the class will mostly be from primary sources such as executive interviews, case studies and guest lecturers. The class structure assumes students will have an understanding of the broader health care environment and therefore open discussion and practical scenarios will aide students in translating classroom learning into real-world knowledge.

HA 6113 Health Policy (3)
A comprehensive model of health policy and analysis to include its major objectives and methods and its relationship to the field of health services research. An organizing framework is provided that integrates concepts and methods from the fields of economics, ethics, political science and related disciplines. Emphasis is on integrating policy making with the major system performance objectives of effectiveness, efficiency, and equity. This course includes the impact of health policies on the health of individuals and diverse populations, the political trade-offs and social dimensions of policy making and how future healthcare policy is likely to be affected by the political marketplace and the global economy.

HA 6123 Health Care Analytics and Analysis (3)
This course covers concepts, techniques, and technologies used in applied clinical, administrative, and managerial research and practice. The focus of the course is practical problem-solving and decision-making in a healthcare organization using modern tools and technologies with some theory. At the conclusion of the course, students are expected to understand, conduct, and evaluate managerial analytics, analysis, and research appropriate in healthcare administration. Topics for investigation include current statistical and analytical methods along with current business intelligence and predictive analytics applications.

HA 6133 Strategic Uses of Health Care Systems (3)
An overview of the management perspective of information technology (IT) and how health care administrators can use IT to maximize organizational performance. Fundamental principles of IT, data management, and their implications for health care administrators are reviewed along with how innovative technological solutions are changing the business of health care. Topics also include strategic information systems planning, systems analysis, system design, evaluation, and selection. Current applications, such as patient care, administrative and strategic decision support, managed health, health information networks, population health management and the Internet are examined to determine how they may be used to meet the global challenges facing health care administrators today and in the future. Discussion of case studies in health care leads to an understanding of appropriate and cost-effective applications of technology. Attention will also be given to the important legal and ethical issues related to IT and the practical implications for the health care administrator.

HA 6153 Leadership and Ethics in Health Care (3)
Leadership and Ethics in Health Care emphasizes the fundamentals of leadership and ethics as they apply to leading allied health professionals in global, diverse, healthcare organizations. A heavy emphasis is placed on understanding the seminal concepts of leadership as it applies to organizational behavior and theory in practice. Students will be required to learn the theories of leadership, critique the different theories, and also apply them to case studies.

HA 6143 Health Care Innovation and Technology (3)
Health Care Innovation and Technology applies computer, information, and cognitive sciences to promote the effective and efficient use and analysis of information, ultimately improving the health, well-being, and economic funding of a global, diverse society. Students will explore areas of innovation including health information systems, telehealth, bioinformatics, user interface innovations, advances in clinical decision-making, and evaluation of health technology.