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Health Care MBA | Academics & Learning

Program Design

The Health Care MBA allows you to combine the integrated, broad business perspective of an MBA with industry specific practices and tools pertinent to the health care industry.

Program Options

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* Accelerated Option  
Due to the abbreviated format of the Health Care MBA – Accelerated, candidates must have a strong business background:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree or equivalent with a strong academic record
  • Strong performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
  • Minimum of three years' postgraduate professional work or military experience
  • Other exceptional indicators of success will be taken into consideration

Specialized Health Care Focus

You'll gain in-depth knowledge of the current business issues and practices unique to the health care industry, and strategies for managing the risks and opportunities in the dynamic and growing field.

MANA 72410 Health Care in the U.S.   MANA 72440 Legal Aspects of Health Care
MANA 72420 U.S. Health Care Policy   MANA 72450 Health Care IT & Data Analytics
MANA 72430 Population Health   MANA 72453 Health Care Capstone

Time Commitment

Evening format: Classes typically meet two nights a week, usually 6:30-9:10 p.m.

Program Length: Graduate in 24-33 months

Admission: Students are admitted for a Summer Semester (June) start

You can adjust the length of time needed to complete the program by how you schedule your elective courses. You consistently take six semester hours each fall, spring and summer semesters. Or you can choose to complete the program in less time by adding electives in the Winter and Spring Intersession semesters, or by taking electives during a regular semester.

Health Care Course Descriptions

MANA 72410 – Health Care in the U.S.
This course introduces the intricacies of the health industry that represents 17% of US GDP and growing. Rather than an in‐depth study of one particular segment, the topics are selected to give the student a general overview of multiple parts of the industry to include providers, payers, historical developments and efforts to reform the system, quality care, and the Accountable Care Act.

MANA 72420 – U.S. Health Care Policy
What is “population health” and why does it matter? How does the U.S. health care system compare to health systems in other countries? Why are U.S. health care costs so high? How is the U.S. health system financed? What are the basic principles of health insurance? What is the state of U.S. health care reform? It is critical that health care professionals be able to answer these questions. This course will answer these questions through an introduction to the areas of Health Policy concerned with the delivery, quality, and costs of health care for individuals and populations. The course will examine the history and possible futures of U.S. health care policy with respect to health services, financing, accessibility, and accessibility of care.

MANA 72430 – Population Health
In this course we will use managerial epidemiology as a health care management tool. Successful health care management in the future must simultaneously aim to improve population health, deliver excellent quality of care and reduce per capita cost. We will apply the principles and tools of epidemiology to examine the influences of social and economic factors, the physical environment, personal health behaviors and individual health determinants (genetic, coping, developmental, capacity) on health outcomes of groups of individuals, communities and populations. We will use case studies to learn how to use scientific evidence in the practice of medicine and health care management.

MANA 72440- Legal Aspects of Health Care
This course is a study of the fundamental legal issues that should be understood by both a public health practitioner and a practicing health lawyer, including structural and operational issues affecting health care providers and payers. Discussions will cover federal and state fraud and abuse issues, patient safety, patient rights and responsibilities, privacy, medical records, confidentiality, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues and medical records.

MANA 72450 – Health Care IT and Data Analytics
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the various applications of IT and big data in health care. We will understand the broader policy context that has led to this deluge of information, such as the HITECH Act. We will explore different sources of health care data, such as Electronic Health Record data, social media databases and wireless sensor networks. For each of these data sources, we will review associated analytic techniques, such as Natural Language Processing (NLP) of free text from EHRs and social media. We will also explore the “language of medicine,” as expressed in various coding systems, such as ICD9-CM, ICD10-CM, and SNOMED, and how complex medical jargon can be made more accessible to patients.

MANA 72453 – Health Care Capstone
This capstone course is designed to allow students the opportunity to apply methods and techniques learned in the TCU Health Care MBA to a practical health administration problem. All students will participate as members of a team to conduct a project in partnership with a local health care organization and that is focused on a health administration problem or need. The capstone project consists of identification of a new service, product or innovative process within the current health care environment. Once identified, teams will create a business plan to implement this delivery of care.

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