Course Descriptions

300 The Philosophy of Business

This course examines the philosophical and economic foundations of capitalism and entrepreneurship, with special emphasis on the role of business activity within this context. It also examines the effects of public policies that alter the economic outcomes that would otherwise occur as a result of this business activity. This requires the student to invoke basic economic theory, particularly supply and demand and opportunity cost analysis. This course also discusses the concepts of competition and monopoly, with a critical eye toward the standard theories of perfect competition and perfect monopoly. An alternative theory of entrepreneurial competition is analyzed and applied to antitrust policy.

313 Principles of Marketing

A study of basic marketing principles with emphasis on customer behavior, marketing policies, programs, information, management, organizations, institutions, research, accounting concepts, and related economic theories. Case studies of various marketing activities are also included.

314 Corporate Finance

A study of the principles, methods, and problems relating to managing the currency and long term financial needs of corporations. The topics studied include procedures for organizing a company? classes of securities? sources of funds? dividend policies? expansion and combination? insolvency and reorganization? government regulation? and organization and methods of the money and capital markets.

336 Business Communication

A study of theory and practice in communication for business purposes. Focus is primarily in three areas: the theory, process, and problems of communication? development of effective internal communication and practice? development of effective external communication and practice.

345 Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics

This course intends to acquaint students with the role that quantitative methods play in business and economic decision making. It emphasizes, using computers and computer assisted solution methods, the application of a wide variety of quantitative techniques to the solution of business and economic problems.

310 Healthcare Organization and Delivery

An introductory course designed to give students the bird;s eye view of the healthcare industry. Topics include but not limited to an overview of the organizational, structural, and operational aspects of the healthcare systems and the individual services that comprise them.

311 Healthcare Management

The course provides a systematic understanding of the organizational principles, practices, and insight to the management of health services organizations. Emphasis is on application through case analysis in order to challenge students to arrive at a solution to the problem or develop a philosophical position.

330 Healthcare Policy and Law

A broad brush of the intersection between healthcare policy-law and ethics followed by discussions of the trios combined impact on policy creation and implementation. Contemporary and controversial topics include actual situations at both national and global settings. Overarching aim of the course is to engage students in policy discussions, research, analysis, and debates.

350 Healthcare Quality Management

A study of contemporary quality management theories and practices pertaining to the management of healthcare organization. Real-life case studies are used to demonstrate and apply the basics of performance excellence for the benefit of today's healthcare managers and practitioners.

410 Foundations of Healthcare Financial Management

An in-depth survey of the key managerial accounting principles and financial management tools with specific applications, using case method, to the ever-changing healthcare industry and its major stakeholders including healthcare providers, insurers, policy maker, patients, and the general public.

440 Policy Issues in Healthcare Services Delivery

A capstone course, using case methods, designed to assimilate the accumulated knowledge and skills acquired in all the previous courses and internship experience to the effective and efficient management of healthcare enterprises. The course requires thorough awareness of the familiarity with both short-term and long-term issues in the healthcare industry as well as the ability to analyze and synthesize with confidence the solutions to pressing challenges confronting today's healthcare managers.

490 Healthcare Internship

Healthcare industry related employment experience with an approved organization. Related term paper required.

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