One of the advantages of an MBA in Health Services is the way that it blends health services with business courses. These courses work with one another to not only help build your skills in each area, but also develop your ability to integrate knowledge from each course. To help you get a sense of what sort of courses this kind of program contains, here are a few examples of what’s offered in DeVry’s MBA with a Specialization in Health Services:
Core MBA Degree Courses:
- Financial Accounting –In financial accounting courses, you learn how to summarize and report the transactions of a business. Even if you are not becoming an accountant, it is useful to know how to read financial accounting statements in a healthcare setting to help make informed decisions regarding business.
- Business Economics –Business economics courses combine economic theory and financial analysis in order to help students learn how to make profitable decisions.
- Corporate Finance –Corporate finance courses can help you learn to identify how businesses are funded and managed financially. It also touches on investments and the structuring of capital.
- Strategic Marketing –Strategic marketing courses are designed to help you learn how to identify factors that play a role in customer decisions. This subject also covers how to use that information in order to improve brand perception and awareness among your target audience.
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior –Leadership and organizational behavior courses can help you build up your leadership skills to help create a more effective workforce. You can also learn principles about organizational behavior and how to maximize efficiency, manage group dynamics and how to provide motivation.
- Innovation through Technology –These courses are focused on teaching students how to recognize and use technology effectively within an organization.
Health Services Program Specific Courses:
- Health Service Systems –Health service systems courses explain how healthcare facilities are organized and work together. By learning this information, you can learn how to work efficiently within these organizational structures.
- Health Rights and Responsibilities –Courses on health rights and responsibilities can help you learn about the laws, standards and ethical concerns that govern the healthcare industry from a managerial perspective. These are important to understand in order to make sure that any care facility you work for is meeting the requirements laid out by the law.
- Health Services Finance –Health services finance courses help you get a sense of how finances work within a care facility. They also touch on related subjects such as financial planning and resource allocation.