Students who complete the concentration/specialization will receive a health care certificate of achievement.

Fall 2016

MGMT 678 – 1.5 credit
U.S. Health Care Management

Primer on Health Care Industry (Online)
Binata Mukherjee
Monday – 6:15-9:30 PM, 8/24/2015 – 10/05/2015

Health care represents the largest sector of the U.S. economy with spending now at more than 17% of the GDP. Health care organizations, and corporations serving those organizations, are a major business sector offering significant career opportunities in management. The goal of this course is to provide an industry-wide view and dynamics of the different players within the interlocking health care sectors: providers, suppliers (e.g., pharmaceuticals), payers and consumers. It will introduce students to the structure, organization and financing of health care.

MGMT 691 – 1.5 credit
Negotiations in Health Care

Jing Zhou
Friday – Saturday  9/16/2016 - 9/17/2016 

This course is tailored for an audience interested in healthcare. We will talk about how the characteristics of the healthcare industry impinge on negotiations, and the role-plays are based on a healthcare context, broadly defined.

MGMT 738 – 1.5 credit
Customer Focus in Health Care and Service Industries: A Strategic Approach

Vikas Mittal 
Friday – Saturday 9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016

Teach advanced marketing strategy in healthcare and services context. Topics include: marketing strategy and implementation; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; developing positioning support; segmenting customers and understanding their needs; and marketing implementation, and monitoring.

MGMT 623 – 1.5 credit
Commercialization in Pharma/Biotech

Atul Varadhachary
Tuesday – 6:15-9:30 PM, 10/25/2016 – 12/06/2016

This course will cover key aspects of biotech and drug development along with a real-time exposure to the inner workings of a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The course is focused on biopharmaceuticals with a shorter discussion on devices and diagnostics.

MGMT 750 – 1.5 credit
Strategic Considerations in Health Informatics

Tiffany Champagne
Wednesday – 6:15-9:30, 10/26/2016 – 11/30/2016

This is a survey course introducing the field of health informatics and exploring the impact of health informatics and information technology as a strategic imperative and advantage in health care management. The majority of didactic instruction will occur outside of class with recorded foundational lectures, assigned readings and some hands-on exercises. Class time will be devoted to guest lecturers who are specialty subject matter experts and case study discussions.

MGMT 631 – 1.5 credit
Health Insurance in the US: The Essentials

Ken Janda
Friday – Saturday, 10/28/2016 – 10/29/2016

This course will teach the basics that all executives working in the health care industry need to know about health insurance programs, public and private markets, pricing, risk management and how insurance companies think about their business. After covering the basics, the course examines the rapid shifts occurring as a result of the Affordable Care Act and other environmental and legislative changes.

MGMT 712 – 1.5 credit
Process Management & Quality Improvement 

Sri Sarathy 
* please note this class is a prerequisite for MGMT 753 

Spring 2017

MGMT 751 – 1.5 credit
Economics of Health Care Sectors

Ellerie Weber
 T4, 3/15-4/19, Wed. 6:15-9:30pm

The objective of this course is for students to develop an awareness of the key stakeholders in the healthcare sector as well as their objectives and current issues they face. Students will be able to apply microeconomic principles to critically evaluate real-world problems faced by decision makers in the different sectors of the healthcare industry.

MGMT 604 – 1.5 credit
Mindfulness & Safety in High Reliability Organizations

Erik Dane
1/14 1:30-6:30pm
1/21 7:30am-12:30pm
2/04 1:30-6:30pm
2/18 7:30am-12:30pm

While organizations frequently discuss the importance of safety, safety incidents are both commonplace and costly across a number of industries. This course is designed to equip you with tools and insights that will help you and your organization prevent costly, safety-related errors and achieve higher and more reliable performance. In promoting these objectives, this course draws on insights gained through research on mindfulness and mindful organizing and is structured around cases and activities that promote critical thinking and highlight the relevance and applications of the course concepts.

MGMT 690 – 1.5 credit
Health Care Strategy

Prashant Kale
T4, 3/24-3/25, Friday, Saturday

The healthcare sector presents an exciting platform for upcoming business leaders to pursue a promising and transformational professional career. This elective course offer students, interested in this sector, an opportunity to study and review some of the core strategy concepts, analytical techniques and frameworks that are relevant to developing, evaluating, and implementing value-creating strategies for organizations that operate in various sectors of the health-care space.

MGMT 694 – 1.5 credit
Interpersonal Communications in Health Care 

David Tobin
T3, 1/11-2/15, Wed. 6:15-9:30pm

This course will help the students know the fundamental interpersonal communication skills, and understand why they are so important in the workplace (with emphasis on healthcare contexts). Students will study and practice skills such as strategic communication planning, active listening, effective body language, cultivating emotional intelligence, and navigating difficult conversations. They will also understand how to communicate complex information effectively.

MGMT 633 – 1.5 credit
Life Science Entrepreneurship

Jack Gill 
T4, 3/14-4/20, Thurs. 4:00-6:00pm

This pragmatic, experienced-based course describes the venture capital process, the formation and capitalization of high-tech companies, sources of technologies, role of tech transfer at universities and medical schools, startup operational issues, role of VCs and board members, execution time frames, the liquidity process, IPOs and mergers, and payout prospects for founders and investors. Live, ongoing case studies guest entrepreneurs: biotech, medical device and healthcare informatics companies are presented by many notable M.D. and Ph.D. founders and CEOs. In the final classes, a high-tech career-planning guide is discussed, plus a special lecture on Intelligence, Leadership and Entrepreneurship will be presented. Insider secrets and success stories from decades of highly successful company formations and VC practice in medical, biotech and infotech companies will be shared.

MGMT 744 – 1.5 credit
Service Operations 

Amit Pazgal
3/15-4/19, W 6:15-9:30pm

This course aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of current challenges faced by service organizations. It  explores both quantitative and qualitative tools and models for the effective design, management , improvement  and marketing of  services.

MGMT 753 – 1.5/3.0 credit
Operations Lab – Health Care Section 

Ian Wedgwood
 T3, T4 - Tues. 4:00-5:30pm

There is continued increasing demand from the leaders of hospitals and healthcare organizations to realign their processes, people and systems to increase revenue and reduce costs, creating reliable and manageable operations. Managing this type of change is challenging and requires both knowledge and understanding of key change tools and methods, but also involves hands-on skills of facilitation and critical thinking. The goal of this course is to provide exposure to the needed skills, but also the experience of leading and facilitating change in a live, business environment with actual processes, actual staff and actual business value on the line. 

MGMT 764 – 1.5 credit
Entrepreneurship Lab: Health Care Section

James Hury
T3, T4 - Tues. 4:00-5:30pm

Summer 2016

MGMT 673 – 1.5 credit
Cost Analysis in Health Care

Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
Friday – Saturday, 6/3-6/4, 2016

Experts in business and management have argued that extant cost systems do a poor job of measuring how much it costs to treat patients. Absent accurate measurement of these costs, many decisions could go wrong. The purpose of this elective is to help students a develop a critical understanding of the nature of costs in healthcare delivery, their measurement in a variety of decision contexts, and how they can be managed and improved. Students will be exposed to tools such as the break-even analysis, capital budgeting, activity-based costing, time driven activity based costing, and the Balanced Scorecard.

MGMT 699 – 1.5 credit
Strategic Considerations in Capital Investment: Health Care and Beyond

Dennis Laraway
Thurs – Saturday: 7/21-7/23,2016

This course deals with the strategic capital management concepts used to evaluate capital deployment decisions which transcend across industries – from energy to healthcare.  Primarily focused on the financing principles used in the alignment of operating capacity, capital investment, and financing alternatives,  this course will incorporate applied analysis on how to evaluate strategic investments and methods used to finance various capital initiatives.