MBA Elective/Certificates Course Descriptions

Energy Finance – FINC 5350

This course helps students learn the up-to-date energy outlook. It exposes students to the structure of oil and gas industry, and key terminologies. In addition, it introduces financial statement analysis, capital budgeting and risk analysis, relative valuation, alternative energy such as nuclear and windmill power, and risk management in the energy industry. The goal of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of financing and investment decisions in energy industry.

Health Service Economics and Finance – FINC 5352

This course is an introduction to the field of health economics with an emphasis on the economic key concepts that health economists use to analyze healthcare markets. This course also provides an overview of financial structure, market forces, controls and techniques used in the financial management of healthcare organizations and the perspectives of the various interest groups involved (providers, insurers, policy makers, patients and the general public).

Databases & Data Warehousing – ISYS 5351

Database design with emphasis on the Relational Database Model. Concepts on data warehousing and on-line analysis processing (OLAP) and the differences between operational database systems and data warehouses are covered. Prerequisite: ISYS 5347 - Information Systems and 

Data Analytics

Exploratory Data Analysis & Visualization – ISYS 5352

Explore data and data sources. Find, extract, understand, process, aggregate, and integrate data for further analysis and model definition utilizing established procedures and methods, including tabular and visualization reports. Prerequisite: ISYS 5347 - Information Systems and 

Data Analytics

Predictive Analytics – ISYS 5353

Explore data mining techniques for efficient data retrieval and process. Learn to identify and discern the right predictive analytic techniques for diverse business problems. Students will be exposed to analytics software. Prerequisite: ISYS 5347 - Information Systems and Data Analytics

Human Resource Management – MGMT 5339

This MBA elective course blends theory and practice surrounding the development and implementation of human resource management policy in organizations, to include: staffing; compensation; training and development; performance management; change management; employee and labor relations; employee health, safety and security; workforce diversity; ethics; the impact of globalization; and HRM delivery systems. It also incorporates the most relevant research and practical issues in contemporary strategic and operational human resource management.

Health Service Management and Regulations – MGMT 5366

This course reviews the dynamic nature of organizations in the healthcare arena, as well as the legal implications for leaders and managers as part of this type of organizations. The major managerial concepts that influence organizations in the healthcare sector, common management issues in these organizations; and the main law and regulations that affect the healthcare field are examined.  

U.S. Healthcare System and Policy – MGMT 5368

This course will examine the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare in the United States. The course will introduce students to the basic concepts of health insurance and contrast the private and public sectors. The course will explain different provider reimbursement methodologies and analyze how each methodology affects healthcare delivery, healthcare cost and providers’ and patients’ behavior. The course will explore the effects of competition in healthcare and the pros and cons of different national health insurance models. Finally, students will study the Affordable Care Act and analyze how this law affects each of the aforementioned areas.

Leadership, Change & Innovation – MGMT 5370

Successful organizations require quality leaders who are dynamic and synergistically moving the organization forward though competitive markets both domestically and abroad. As technology is accelerating the rate of change and organizational boundaries blur, organizations need leaders who are equipped to meet the challenge. This course focuses the theoretical foundations of leadership and the important role of the leader in organizational change and innovation initiatives. The investigation of leadership theory, change management, and innovation in this course leads students to demonstrate their understanding of dynamic leadership as it relates to self, others and the organization. Further, the course addresses change and innovation as it relates to competitive advantage in an ever changing global market. Drawing on both historical and current global events, students will examine the complex demands of the three dimensions leadership. First, leaderships impact to the workforce, followed by the organizations need to effectively manage change and innovation, and finally wrapping the topic area with leadership of knowledge management and sustaining organizational knowledge. 

Health Care Information Technology – MGMT 5372

This course is designed to provide the Student with an introduction to health care information technology (HCIT). Designed from a healthcare executive’s point of view, this class aims to (1) teach basic executive HCIT skills and strategies; (2) present an overview of basic and advanced HCIT systems and infrastructure; (3) provide background and context for understanding the current state of HCIT and the industry’s vision for its digital future. Prerequisites: ISYS 5347 – Information Systems and Data Analytics and MGMT 5366 – Health Service Management & Regulations

Applied Health Informatics – MGMT 5374

This course is designed to accomplish 3 Primary Goals: To provide the Student with: (1) an Introduction to Digital Health & Informatics; (2) Background and Context required to demonstrate Proficiency in the Digital Age of Healthcare; (3) Critical-Thinking Ability and Problem-Solving Skills required to Identify Problems in Healthcare that can be Solved, in part, via the Application of Digital Technologies & Health Informatics. Prerequisites: ISYS 5347 – Information Systems and Data Analytics and MGMT 5366 – Health Service Management & Regulations

Negotiation Strategies & Critical Thinking Skills – MKTG 5310

This course is concerned with the application of strategies and tactics, as well as the necessary ethical and critical thinking skills that are available to be applied to a variety of business, non-profit, and political environments. Special emphasis is placed on collaborative over competitive styles of negotiating. 

Logistics and Supply Chain Management – MKTG 5320

This course will examine the basic components of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the effect of efficient flow of materials, information, and financials within and among organizations, as well as the analytical foundations related to key concepts such as inventory, capacity, quality and customer service. Challenges and opportunities related to technology implementation and sustainable development will be addressed.

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