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M.B.A in Health Care Administration

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The USC School of Business currently offers five MBA Programs. The programs are structured to prepare and develop leaders of integrity, and strong commitment to sound business ethics and practices. The program focuses on building competencies that business partners have identified as essential for employment success, such as change leadership, strategic thinking and action-oriented approach to HRM. Each graduate must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in his/her area of specialty.The Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management is tailored to provide healthcare professionals with the skills and leadership techniques needed to meet the demands of the rapidly changing healthcare industry. A sample of courses required for the M.B.A in Health Care Administration is presented below.

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  • MBAH655: Foundations of Health Care Management
    This course would provide the foundation for the specialization and provide a context within which health care is delivered and managed. It would indicate that health care organizations are complex and dynamic and managing this complexity requires health care administrators with management skills to exert authority, allocate resources, gain support and mobilize action to achieve quality outcomes.

  • MBAH665: Health Care Marketing
    Using care analysis, this course explores how marketing principles apply to management decisions. It covers product development, pricing and distribution, consumer behavior analysis, marketing definition and forecasting and development of marketing plans focusing on application of these concepts to healthcare organizations.

  • MBAH675: Health Care Finance
    This course develops financial theories and techniques of financial analysis used to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty and capital constraints. Emphasizing critical and analytical skills in assessing business problems and opportunities, the course also considers the final analysis of third party payer programs and government reimbursement plans using computer simulations and models to analyze health care management and general business problems.

  • MBAH685: Information Management in Healthcare 3
    This course emphasizes interpretation, evaluation and use of information management systems and outputs. The course examines several models of information management, stressing their use as tools in business operations and healthcare management while enhancing physicians’ skills in using computer tools to develop, manage and analyze information data.