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Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Care Administration Online

The UTRGV MBA with a specialization in Health Care Administration gives students a business administration foundation and the opportunity to explore a variety of specialized issues, such as health care accounting, financial management, and marketing.

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The UTRGV MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration gives students a business administration foundation and the opportunity to explore a variety of specialized issues, such as health care accounting, financial management and marketing.

The MBA with a concentration in Health Care Administration exposes students not only to management and analytical decision-making in general business settings, but also specialized knowledge and skills that are essential in health care professions. Students can choose from a variety of coursework covering health care accounting, financial management, human resources management, health management information systems, and marketing. Graduates of the Health Care Administration concentration will find managerial positions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and government health care agencies.

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The objectives of this course are to review certain elements of financial reporting, to develop financial analysis skills, and to gain experience in using accounting information for decision making. ACCT 6301 or ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302 or equivalent.
This course applies economic analysis to managerial issues in the business world. Specific topics considered include demand analysis, production and costs, pricing policies and market structures. Extensive use is made of case analysis.
This course covers the management of the flow of funds in the firm. Topics include the optimal utilization of funds, and the behavior of financial institutions and markets. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of graduate business courses.
Alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, & people) that organizations utilize in applying information systems. The roles of the user/manager identifying opportunities, obtaining computer applications and creatively using information technology to improve operational, tactical and strategic planning and performance. Topics that will be covered include enterprise systems, managerial support systems, decision support systems, e-commerce applications.
This course is an advanced study of marketing policy and decision-making based upon a consumer orientation, innovation and creative adaptation to change, cultural implication of marketing action, and the role of theory in marketing. It investigates how marketing affects overall corporate and business decisions and gives students an opportunity to look at high-level strategic marketing decisions in product planning, promotion pricing and distribution.
An analysis of organizational behavior theories and their application to organizational settings and the workplace with the goal of improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Students will examine the role of motivation, work attitudes, perception, decision-making, diversity, leadership, communication, power, teamwork, personality, culture, ethics, values, and other aspects of organizational life that drive human behavior in organizational settings.
The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision-making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management; production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studies include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
This capstone course integrates the skills and knowledge needed in the job of the general manager, with the central theme of competitive advantage analysis. The main topics covered in this course include formulating strategy, managing strategic change, implementing strategy and developing general manager. The objectives of this course will be achieved by simulation decision-making, case discussion, and other learning tools.
Business research techniques and methodologies. Topics include scientific method, business information sources, research proposal development and evaluation, research design, scaling and instrument design, sampling design, statistical packages and applications, research reporting and writing and ethical considerations in business research.
This is an applied finance and accounting healthcare course, designed to provide decision makers with fundamental concepts in healthcare finance, accounting, budgeting, planning and forecasting. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course provides an introduction to the essential tools and techniques of health care financial management, including health care accounting and financial statements, managing cash flow, billings and collections, making major capital investments, determining cost and using cost information in decision-making in a health care environment. The course also covers such fundamental concepts as time value of money, the evaluation of financial statements, and pricing of financial instruments with an emphasis on their application to the health care environment. Students will also get exposure to developments in health care laws and regulations such as the Affordable Care Act.
This course provides the knowledge about fundamentals of health information systems (HIS) and the role of information systems in efficient operation of healthcare organizations. The course specifically focuses on: evolution of HIS, HIS components and basic HIS functions, technology infrastructure for healthcare organizations, basic concepts such as EHR, HIE, CPOE, and COSS, HIS standards such as HIPAA, HL7, and DICOM, strategic information systems planning for healthcare organizations, systems analysis and project management, information security issues, and role of HIS professionals in health organizations.
This course focuses on the vital role services play in the economy and its future. It shows how the advanced economies of the world are now dominated by service(s), and virtually all companies, including those traditionally known as manufacturers, view services as critical to retaining their consumers today and in the future and surviving in the marketplace. Students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art in services management and marketing.
This course is designed to acquaint students with basic principles and concepts of human resource management within a health care organization. Topics to be covered include recruitment, selection, compensation, employee retention, training and development, and legal compliance. Students will have the opportunity to study human resource related problems faced by various healthcare systems such as hospitals, integrated health care systems, managed care settings, private practices, and public health clinics. Additionally, this will utilize technology and relevant platforms to enhance students? learning to prepare them for both current and future workplace demands.
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of leadership and change with the ultimate goal of each student developing a well thought out and understood personal leadership philosophy that includes an enlightened approach of managing and leading change. The course will expose you to numerous perspectives on leadership and change by some of the greatest minds that have studied the topic. Through the design of this course your critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate and effectively will be enhanced. The course will utilize technology and relevant platforms to enhance students? learning to prepare them for both current and future workplace demands.
An examination of financial and managerial accounting theory and concepts and their application in financial and managerial decision making. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course introduces fundamental concepts of financial tools and analysis for making effective managerial decisions. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, decisions affecting the internal management of the firm, financial statement analysis, and operational planning and budgeting. Prerequisite: FINA 6303 or FINA 3380 or equivalent.
An introduction to statistical methodology to include probability concepts, inference techniques, analysis of variance, regression analysis, chi square and other non-parametric analyses. This course focuses on the use of the computer in performing statistical analysis.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Financial Aid

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No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


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