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Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

Health Services Administration
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Health Services Administration    
   Required Courses    
      Foundation Sequence (10 cr. to be chosen)    
         BR 5210   Quantitative Methods for Business Research 3 cr.  Introduction to the practical uses of quantitative and qualitative statistical methods and their applications in business. Emphasis is placed on the collection, analysis, interpretation, and explanation of the data using statistical software. 
         HSA 5300   Health Care Decision Making 3 cr.  An examination of managerial and operational responsibilities in a variety of health care settings. Managing human resources, regulatory compliance and fiscal opportunities and constraints within the healthcare industry. The role of organizational dynamics and their impact on operations and ultimately the delivery of effective and efficient patient care. 
         MGT 5220   Fundamentals of Leadership 1 cr.  An exploration of the foundations of leadership theories and contemporary approaches to leadership practiced in today’s organizations. Students are required to complete an online assessment to measure personal leadership potential and competencies. In addition, students explore analytical tools and library resources needed for successful completion of graduate studies. 
         MIS 5580   Management Information Systems 3 cr.  A case-study approach to the strategic, human, and global impact of the rapidly evolving technologies required in today’s enterprises. Through different scenarios, this course focuses on the understanding and evaluation of technology components for effective decision-making. An interdisciplinary approach is used to better prepare business leaders in the application and management of information technology. 
      Core Curriculum (21 cr. to be chosen)    
         ACC 5320   Essentials of Health Care Financial Decision Making 3 cr.  Essential knowledge 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. 
         HSA 6030   Applied Health Care Economics 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. Prerequisite: ECN 5170. 
         HSA 6040   High Performance Health Service Delivery 3 cr.  The development of a comprehensive performance management system studied by applying best practices of high performing health care organizations. Content areas include: recruiting, orienting, selecting, setting performance expectations, evaluating performance, productivity, and dismissal practices; developing and training employees. Prerequisite: HSA 5300. 
         HSA 6050   Marketing for Improved Health Service Delivery 3 cr.  The application of marketing process planning concepts to solve problems related to patient satisfaction and health service quality in various health care settings. Special attention is paid to communications strategy and the public image of the entire health service organization. 
         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 5570   Strategic Management 3 cr.  Integration and application of the core disciplines of business to enable students to develop effective decision-making skills. Tools and techniques for developing leadership strategy in view of corporate policy and competing stakeholders’ needs and interests are explored. The case study method, strategic plan development and analysis is applied to a cross-section of firms and corporate entities. 
         MGT 6220   Operations Management 3 cr.  Study and application of the objectives of operations management in both manufacturing and service industries. Current literature on the tools/methods employed by operations managers are examined. Students apply their knowledge of the concepts to solve actual operational problems including, but not limited to, operations strategy, forecasting, process/product design, inventory management, scheduling, statistical process control, and quality management. 
      Capstone (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         BR 6430   Managerial Research Design 3 cr.  A capstone research course in which students apply knowledge from previous course work to develop a research project proposal including the introduction, literature review, and methodology chapters. Students select, develop, and formulate a plan of analysis for their chosen research topic within their specialty discipline. Taken in the final year of the student’s program. 
         BR 6840   Project Research Study 2 cr.  A capstone research course in which students independently complete a faculty-guided research project. Prerequisite: successful completion of BR 6430. 
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