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Health Care MBA Program in Macon
The Health Care MBA is designed to meet and advance the needs of persons already employed as managers in health care as well as persons preparing for advancement into management or administrative levels in healthcare. The Health Care MBA is a twelve-month weekend program that provides both a broad business-focused approach to economics, management, marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, and law as well as a specialized introduction to health economics and finance, ethics in health care, and public policy and data management issues related to health care delivery. Admission requirements are in identified in the Catalog in the Graduate Program Policies and Procedures section. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Macon.
 
MBA Core Courses (24 credit hours)
BA 692. Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
This course describes and analyzes the growth, development and application of behavioral science to industrial society. It emphasizes the social, psychological and cultural aspects of the work situation, using behavioral patterns as the basic unit of observation. Attention is focused upon such topics as industrial sociology, organization, social control, personnel psychology and industrial social psychology. This course is designed to equip a manager with the knowledge, conceptual framework, skill and experience needed to design and manage effective human-resource systems. (Every Fall)
BAM 614. Accounting for Control (3 hours)
A course designed for middle managers which reviews the effective use of accounting information in business decision-making. A case approach. (Every Fall)
BAA 601. Managerial Economics (3 hours)
This course offers a survey of economic tools and analysis available to the manager for business decision-making. It includes such topics as pricing, forecasting, demand analysis, and macroeconomic policy as it affects the business environment. (Every Fall)
PBA 653C. Marketing Concepts and Consumer Behavior (3 hours)
Marketing environmental factors such as the competition, the consumer, research issues, segmentation concepts, and positioning strategies are examined. This course emphasizes identification and assessment of the variety of marketing factors that are critical to the development of efficient and effective marketing initiatives. (Every Fall)
BAM 610. Managers and the Legal and Governmental Environment of Business (3 hours)
This course introduces students to the many legal and regulatory challenges that managers confront during the life of a business. It focuses on the relationship between law, governments, and business, considers how effective use of legal strategies can both advance a business and avoid regulatory costs and how efficient use of counsel can be achieved. (Every Spring)
BAM 612. Corporate Financial Management (3 hours)
Prerequisites: BAA 510 or an approved undergraduate equivalent.
The course focuses on the conceptual and practical problems associated with the financial management of non-financial firms. Topics include valuation of the firm, capital budgeting risk, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and investment strategies. (Every Spring)
BAM 620. Strategic Marketing (3 hours)
An analytical examination of the decision-maker’s process in producing a marketing strategy consistent with the underlying factors present in various situations. Case analysis is emphasized to help develop strategic marketing skills. (Every Spring)
BAA 607. Management Information Systems (3 hours)
This course provides an understanding of the concepts and fundamentals of information systems and information technologies, the challenges of designing and implementing them, and their potential impact on the organization. The course covers the strategic role of information technology; the corporate impact of information technology; building blocks of information technology (data, knowledge and information); the Internet and e-business; information systems development; and information technology infrastructure, architecture and management. (Every Spring)
 
Health Care Component Courses (12 Hours)
HCM 603. Health Care Economics and Finance (3 hours)
This course covers an analysis and evaluation of the economic, financial and payment environment of the health-care consumer, provider, institution and the different organizations found in the health-care industry. These areas are integrated to provide a complete understanding of the managed-care organization’s economic, financial and payment objectives to provide health services to all health-care clients. (Every Summer)
HCM 602. Ethical Issues in Health Care Management (3 hours)
This course introduces the ethical environment of health-care and the framework of ethical decision making. Ethical considerations of health-care management are discussed from the perspective of the provider, payer, consumer and regulator. Topics include advance directives, living wills, physician-assisted suicide, quality of life and end-of-life decisions. (Every Summer)
BAM 627. Healthcare Field Residency (3 hours)
The health care field residency is a week-long academic residency meeting with key health care stakeholders and decision makers in the health care delivery system. Visits include government agencies, legislators, and key individuals in influencing health care policy and reimbursement. Issues of compliance and medical research will be included as well. Students will be prepared prior to travel with academic coursework. (Every Summer)
BAA 699. MBA Capstone (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates who have completed the core program and are in good standing. This is normally taken as the final course in the MBA program. The culmination course for the MBA program provides students with the opportunity to correlate, integrate and apply the concepts and principles learned in the core and electives courses of the MBA program. (Every Summer)