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The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
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Email: grad@madonna.edu

Health Services Administration
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Health Services Administration    
   Required Courses    
      Core Curriculum    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 cr.  Essential knowlege of economics, finance, and budgeting for health care professionals in a variety of settings. Emphasis placed on the skills needed to obtain, justify, and manage fiscal resources to influence day-to-day performance and decision making to assure long-term survival of health care organizations. 
         BR 6430    Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  Study of the quantitative and qualitative research processes as used in academic and business environments. Course content includes: research topic development, hypotheses, instrumentation development, sampling, literature review techniques, statistical analysis, computerization of data input and analysis, focus group methodology, graphics construction and report writing. Integral to the course is a research topic of the student’s choosing; in many cases this topic will be expanded in the following semester to become the capstone MSBA project or MSHP thesis. Prerequisite: BR 5170 (waived by examination only). Must be taken the semester before BR 6840 or HSP 6840. 
         BR 6840    Project Research Study 2 cr.  Continuation and completion of research started as part of BR 6430. Completed research is presented at the conclusion of the course. Prerequisite: BR 6430. 
         HSA 6030   Applied Health Care Economics and Policy 3 cr.  Evaluation of supply and demand for health care services using analysis from varying economic models. Emphasis is placed on productivity evaluation as these models answer questions related to quality of care, efficiency, and cost containment. Economic market structure, profits, and market power are evaluated. Government intervention and regulation in health care markets are analyzed. Prerequisites: ECN 5180 (waived by examination only). 
         HSA 6040   High Performance Health Service Delivery 3 cr.  The development of a comprehensive performance management system studied through application of key components of health care organizations. Students practice skills in selecting, appraising, and developing staff in various departments and types of health care facilities. Content areas include: recruiting, orienting, selecting, setting performance expectations, evaluating performance, work correctives, and dismissal practices; developing and training employees. Prerequisite: HSA 5300. 
         HSA 6050   Marketing for Improved Satisfaction and Quality 3 cr.  The application of marketing process planning concepts from a management perspective to solve problems related to increased patient satisfaction and quality in various health care settings. Special attention is paid to the public image of the organization and how patient care standards are presented in various media. The preparation and marketing of on-going quality and satisfaction measures for long term success are addressed in health care. Prerequisite: HSA 5300. 
         HSA 6060   Legal Issues in Health Care 3 cr.  Examination of the nature of the legal environment and issues that confront the health care industry. Risk management policies and procedures within the organization are examined as they relate to insurance, federal, and state laws. 
         MGT 5400   Organizational Effectiveness & Change Management 3 cr.  Theories, design, structure, systems, process, continuity, and the behavior of organizations as part of the larger society studied from a macro perspective. Theories, methods, and practices of organization change and development introduced as means of addressing organizational ineffectiveness and maximizing organizational health. 
         MIS 5230   Health Care Informatics 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Presentation of applications of informatics systems to nursing and healthcare practitioners: hardware, software, databases, communications applications, computer developments, and associated legal and ethical issues. Students learn to assess, develop, and use nursing and health information systems to work more efficiently, allocate resources more effectively, and improve client care. Nursing administration students register for 2 cr.; non-nursing students register for 3 cr. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 or equivalent and experience in the health care field. Corequisite for nursing administration students: NUR 5230. 
      Foundation Courses    
         HSA 5300   Health Care Decision Making 3 cr.  Examination, for the health care professional, of managerial and operational responsibilities in a variety of health care settings. Key management processes such as managing human resources, working with regulatory agencies and requirements, and identifying fiscal opportunities and constraints within the organization. Promotion of positive organizational change, the impact of external factors on the operations of the organization, and analysis of the organization’s ability to provide care that is safe, efficient, timely, equitable, patient-centered, and effective. 
         MGT 5220   Issues in Leadership Studies 1 cr.  An assessment of the student’s leadership and managerial competencies, resulting in an individual plan of development; overview of information sources, including the library and basic graduate research tools; assessment of computer literacy skills. (Must be taken as the first course in the MSBA program.) 
      Required Prerequisite    
         BR 5170    Quantitative Methods for Leadership Roles 3 cr.  Introduction to the pragmatic uses of statistical methods in business. Emphasis on statistical analysis, statistical software, interpretation of data from printouts, and quantitative/qualitative approaches in business research. Prerequisite: waived by examination only. 
         ECN 5180   National Income Analysis 3 cr.  Examines the overall mechanics of the national economy: components of national income; relationship to the global economy; money, banking, and the central bank; economic cyclical fluctuations; economic growth theories; government's role in a modern economy; monetary and fiscal policy. Emphasis is placed on current economic conditions, with discussion of national economic policy formation and desirable policies. Waived by examination only. 
         MIS 5580   Information Systems for Managers 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  A generic approach to information systems providing a comprehensive conceptual foundation through the study of the psychological and sociological aspects of information systems, decision making and the value of information, the Systems Life Cycle, and office automation technology. Prerequisite: computer literacy or register as 3 cr. course. 
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