MBA 549 Healthcare Leadership and Management, 3 credits

(Also offered as OM 549) This course provides an introduction and overview to leadership, management, and administration in health care. It is intended to provide fundamental background and skills needed for a leadership position in health care. The course examines comparative leadership strategies, integrating with readings, lectures, case study and guest lectures which will examine different managerial approaches to solving complex issues. The course will also include a detailed examination of large, complex health care systems, and the organizations that form the systems, comparing them to international health systems. It provides a forum for discussion of the dynamic nature of the health care system in the U.S., with particular emphasis on the challenges of governmental, regulatory, and other legal requirements in this era of health care reform.