Price Per Course$500
Advance your career as a healthcare leader of tomorrow. Enhance your careers potential today with UCC’s 100% online MBA in Healthcare Management
The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s (UCC) 100% online MBA in Healthcare Management will deepen your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organizational management, corporate planning and more. You will apply the theories learned in the digital classroom to real-world workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.
The healthcare management specialization comprises three courses designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of global, community and public health and how to assess licensing, regulatory, accreditation, and compliance issues in healthcare organizations of all sizes. You will learn about healthcare leadership and administration, healthcare quality analytics, and quality management. You will also learn how to identify opportunities using big data and about quality care metrics and analytics that can improve the delivery and quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes.
UCC also offers you the choice to customize your MBA in Healthcare Management by taking either a research or applied pathway. If you intend to pursue a doctoral degree, the research pathway is often the best choice.
You’ll learn how to…
- Utilize data-driven approaches to identify opportunities to improve healthcare quality management and patient outcomes.
- Design and implement effective quality and patient safety programs.
- Critically evaluate ethical and legal considerations in healthcare quality management, including the impact of policies and regulations on patient care.
- Apply data analytics and metric-based dashboards to support evidence-based decision-making and improve processes in healthcare.
- Evaluate the impact of electronic medical records on business and clinical intelligence to recommend improvements.
- Develop leadership competencies and effective communication skills to manage organizational change in healthcare settings.
- Evaluate the impact of regulatory and economic factors on healthcare management and leadership, formulate strategies to mitigate risks, taking advantage of opportunities, and assess efficiencies in healthcare management to recommend improvements.
And elevate your skills and career…
The COVID-19 pandemic placed unprecedented demands on modern healthcare systems — healthcare leaders have never been more sought after. Develop your skills and respond to the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry; you’ll be well-equipped to thrive in roles such as:
- Hospital Administrator
- Pharmaceutical Project Manager
- Policy Analyst or Researcher
- Health Services Manager
- Medical Entrepreneurship
With a program designed for your needs…
Furthering your healthcare career might mean fitting your studies into an already busy schedule of work, family, and social commitments. This program offers business and leadership essentials combined with learning around the unique and specific management needs of healthcare contexts.
Delivered fully online and offering self-paced study, it’s a good fit for time-pressured students looking to develop their skills while maintaining their employment and other life responsibilities.
Business strategy consists of the theories, concepts, and methods top and middle-level managers can use to ensure the profitable and long-term growth of their organizations. Strategy helps general managers (as opposed to functional managers whose responsibilities focus on one function such as finance, production, marketing, human resources, IT, etc.), make better decisions to improve the competitive position of their organization in the long run and create value for its key stakeholders.
Gain a perspective on organizations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. Strategic analysis and managerial thinking applies to organizations regardless of their activities, for or not-for-profit orientation, governance structure, geographic locations, size, etc. You’ll examine the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Examine the critical financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organization's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalizing the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed in detail from a managerial perspective.
Explore a wide range of economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques and key economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model – the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures, including perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, oligopolies, and monopolies, are also analyzed at the firm level.
Macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organization are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organizational efficiency and profits through analyzing financial statement information. You’ll also examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Examine the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also examine the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organization's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organization can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.
Modern business is conducted by economic organizations in a highly competitive market environment. Managers often make decisions under severe time pressure without sufficient information. Ethical decision making in business cannot be considered apart from the complexity and uncertainty of actual situations. Therefore, the focus of the course is on ethical questions from the point of view of the practicing manager, with the aim of making ethical decisions that are consistent with effective corporate management.
Develop your understanding of theoretical and practical insights and developments in the fields of business ethics and sustainable business and learn the principles, practices, and ethical concerns/challenges organizations face in their daily operations. You will also gain an understanding of the theoretical basis of business ethics: stakeholder-theory, theories of responsibility and normative ethical theory, as well as intercultural ethics.
Conduct a strategic assessment of the overall global competitive environment and consider how an organization can leverage resources, capabilities, and preferential entry modes to create competitive advantages when entering a foreign market. As part of the final assessment of global strategy, you’ll take part either virtually or in-person in an international trip, visiting one to two foreign locations to experience local business culture. You’ll use theoretical knowledge to assess the strategy of an international organization in an applied cultural context.
People are an organization’s most valuable resource. The quality of an organization’s talent is perhaps the single most important resource contributing to its profitability and or viability. Leaders and managers within the contemporary organizational context appreciate that a critical source of competitive advantage comes from the effective management of human resources. Product designs or service processes, creative marketing strategies, while critical, are not considered sufficient to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.
Academics, policy makers and practitioners are thus paying greater attention to work force issues. Managing human resources is as much a science as it is an art; it represents the combination of the application of scientific principles and practices, and, the application of personal characteristics. The human resource function exists within the organization in order to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic imperatives.
Explore new and better methods of healthcare quality management. You’ll gain an understanding of the impact quality has on healthcare organizations and patient outcomes and cover topics including patient safety, risk management, quality improvement practices, and regulatory compliance.
Learn how to use patient data, databases, and electronic medical records to manage and improve patient care and increase efficiency in private and public healthcare facilities. In addition, you’ll examine the concept of clinical intelligence and the role of analytics in supporting a data-driven healthcare system. You’ll go beyond data collection onto analyzing collected data and turning it into actionable information.
Examine healthcare administration and leadership in various global settings and provide knowledge, analysis data, and skills to effectively manage and lead in a diverse environment. You’ll learn about management skills from personnel to budget, including safety procedures, development procedures and policies, effective communication, and leading healthcare departments. On completion, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage, make decisions, and lead in healthcare administration roles.
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You’ll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research.
This course has an applied focus. Your readings and assignments are designed to identify a feasible research topic and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions may be identified, and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how it can be carried out for optimal effectiveness in research.
Learn the research methodologies and methods, as well as the techniques of the research process as applied to business, whether as a business consultant or as an academic researcher. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also gain an understanding of the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.
For entry into this program you will need…
- An accredited bachelor’s degree
- UCC Global teaches all programs and courses in English. Applicants whose most recent education was not in English will need to demonstrate English language proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Both TOEFL Paper-based (PBT) and TOEFL Internet-based (IBT) are accepted.
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