HMGT Course Listing

Introduction to the U.S. Health Care Sector (HMGT 300, 3 Credits)

(Formerly BMGT 361.) An overview of health care organizations in the United States and current and emerging concepts, trends, policies, and issues in health care. The aim is to explain the structure of the U.S. health care sector, understand the role of health care managers in meeting industry standards of care, and apply knowledge of health care workforce issues to solve management challenges. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 361, HMGT 100, or HMGT 300.

Managerial Epidemiology and Decision Making in Health Care (HMGT 307, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: HMGT 300 and STAT 200. An overview of epidemiological principles and tools applicable to decision making in health care. The objective is to provide health care managers with the analytical and research tools needed for evidence-based problem solving and managerial process assessment. Topics include population health assessment, health services program planning and delivery, health care policy efficiency and effectiveness assessment, resource allocation based on social determinants of health, and managed care.

Health Care Policies (HMGT 310, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: HMGT 300. An overview and analysis of public policies that govern the organization, delivery, and financing of health services in the United States. The aim is to evaluate national, state, and local policies to determine their impact on the delivery of health care services.

Management in Health Care Organizations (HMGT 320, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: HMGT 300 or BMGT 361. An introduction to management in the health care services field. The aim is to explain key management concepts and apply them to the management of health services organizations. Discussion covers the management skills and capabilities that are essential for effective supervision and leadership. An overview of the unique requirements of health care organizations and their management is provided. Focus is on the application of essential management and leadership skills in a health care environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 367 or HMGT 320.

Health Care Financial Management (HMGT 322, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: HMGT 300 (or BMGT 361) and HMGT 310. An overview of the acquisition, allocation, and management of the financial resources of health care organizations. Economic and accounting practices are discussed in terms of budget administration, cost analysis, financial strategies, and internal controls. The goal is to examine financial information and regulatory requirements and policies, identify issues and solve problems, and make sound financial decisions in the health care field. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HMGT 322 or HMGT 440.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care (HMGT 372, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: HMGT 300 or NURS 300. An examination of legal and ethical issues encountered in health care management and the ramifications of those issues on the delivery of health services and patient care. The aim is to apply ethical principles and practice within legal and ethical standards of health care.

Research and Data Analysis in Health Care (HMGT 400, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: HMGT 320 and STAT 200. An introduction to research methods and the process of data identification and analysis in the health care field. The objective is to inform health care decision making and formulate research hypotheses. Emphasis is on the analytic process, especially in the presentation and interpretation of results. Topics include the use of health care databases, the analysis of problems and issues, and evaluation of research in health care settings. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HMGT 398C or HMGT 400.

Health Care Economics (HMGT 435, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: HMGT 300 (or BMGT 361) and HMGT 310. A comprehensive and analytical study of basic economics and its relationship to the delivery of health care. The aim is to apply the principles of economics to health care management and to anticipate the impact of economics on the outcomes of health care management decisions. Topics include the microeconomic aspects of the organization and delivery of health care, financing and other major components of the health care system, and economic factors that influence the delivery of health care.