Healthcare Administration Minor

Develop the ethical leadership skills necessary for success in health care administration through this 21-credit minor.

Through the healthcare administration minor, students will diversify the application of their management abilities through applicable classes specific to today's health care industry. Students develop a strong understanding of the legal, ethical, and administrative components of the industry to be effective practitioners who are ready to lead.

Students completing a minor would complete the following classes along with those in their selected major:

MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services
3 semester credits. Introduces the historical development and contemporary structure of health services. Examines a wide range of delivery settings and providers, the role of government and regulatory bodies, sources of health care funding, and related current issues.

MGHA 430 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Services
3 semester credits. Studies the legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of health care services, and the interrelations between hospital, physician, and patient.

MGHA 432 Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
3 semester credits. Examines the evolution and structure of integrated health care delivery systems from the perspectives of quality, access, and costs. Explores issues related to urban versus rural settings, managed care, reimbursement, regulatory requirements, and institutional accreditation.

MGHA 433 Leadership for Healthcare Professionals
3 semester credits. This course examines the theory and practice of leadership in healthcare settings and the critical knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.

MGHA 434 Fundamentals of Managed Care
3 semester credits. Introduces the history, philosophy, business principles, and current structure of the managed care industry. Explores concepts of capitation, managed care contracting, case management, utilization patterns, regulatory requirements, and national health policy.

MGOL 403 Organizational Theory and Design (not needed if enrolled in another management major)
3 semester credits. Through exploration and application of major organizational theories, students will attain an understanding of the key factors that contribute to sustainable organizational success. Students will explore how significant changes in the external and organizational context challenge leaders to shape organizational designs, structures, and processes in ways likely to benefit stake holders and the larger society. This course will also examine how organizational leaders develop winning strategies, and then design their organization in a way that aligns structures, culture, processes, practices, and people to achieve those strategies.

MGOL 410 Financial Decision Making (not needed if enrolled in another management major)
3 semester credits. Topics covered will enable students to analyze and interpret both historical and estimated data used by management to conduct daily operations, plan future operations and develop overall business strategies.

Interested in completing a minor along with your major? Your enrollment counselor can assist you in creating a tailor-made degree plan to incorporate this professionally-valuable coursework.