Online Master of Healthcare Administration: Curriculum
45 total credits required
Eastern Oregon University’s online Master’s in Healthcare Administration program prepares students to advance their careers and step into important leadership and administrative roles in the healthcare field. This is done through flexible coursework, with classes such as Healthcare Delivery Systems, Healthcare Informatics, Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration and more.
The program also provides a capstone designed for students to complete real-world or simulated healthcare projects and make professional presentations.
Explores techniques and practices to effectively recruit, select, develop and manage business and healthcare professionals. After examining employment law, employee relations, and credentialing of healthcare providers, the focus is on developing practical strategies for staff recruitment, selection, retention practices, and performance management to meet the unique challenges in today’s for profit and nonprofit businesses. This course is cross-listed with HCA 513 and the MHA and MBA programs.
This course examines the influences that individual and group attitudes and behavior, organizational structure, history and culture have on enterprise performance. The multi-dimensional nature of the course draws from several interconnected fields including psychology, sociology, management, communications and ethics. Examples of focus are organizational values and culture, conflict, power, diversity and need for continuous adaptation due to global environmental influences. The course enables the enterprise leader to evaluate and manage the composition of the business’s structure to maximize human and organizational resources.
This course provides a framework for financial management techniques in the business world. Topics covered include planning the financial structure of the firm, management of firm assets, preparing the firm’s capital budget, management and acquisition of capital resources, and management of income. The focus is on practical tools for internal financial decision making.
Students will learn to use the tools and techniques associated with modern business strategy to create sustainable competitive advantage. In particular, students will discuss and master the fundamentals of modern competitive strategy; learn to assess the opportunities and threats present in the external environment; identify the strengths, weaknesses, and core competencies within any organization; and then create a pro-active strategic plan that capitalized on these factors.
An operations strategy refers to a set of operational decisions that an enterprise makes to achieve a long-term competitive advantage. The operations strategy supports the overall organizational strategy by ensuring the physical assets and organizational resources, including technology, personnel, facilities, processes, logistics and other related capital, are aligned with the direction set out in the organizational strategy. Achieving the operations strategy is primarily accomplished by maximizing the effectiveness of production and support elements, minimizing costs, and delivering value, both within the firm and across the network of suppliers and customers.
Diversity is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing the richness of diversity contained within each individual. A workplace’s success depends upon its ability to embrace diversity and realize the benefits of workforce diversity. Mutual and unique challenges exist when attempting to create a diverse equitable and inclusive workplace environment in urban and rural areas. Examining such challenges will enable rural and urban workplaces to develop strategies and goals that will meet the specific needs of the organization and achieve long-term success. This course is cross-listed with HCA 512 and the MHA and MBA programs.
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