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Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations

East Baltimore
1st term
Health Policy and Management
5 credits
Academic Year:
2015 - 2016
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
  • Eric Ford
Teresa Schwartz

Discusses how to manage in health care organizations, including management processes, organizational structures, and types of governance and management issues of U.S.-based health care delivery systems. Topics include: introduction to health care systems; managing health care organizations; health care environments, administrative management responsibilities; approaches to performance improvement and financial management concepts.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the functions and processes required to manage an effective health care organization
  2. Discuss the role and role expectations of managers in health care organizations
  3. Analyze health care organizations and their functions in order to facilitate change and performance improvement
  4. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organizational issues
  5. Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in team-based assignments
  6. Evaluate the managerial and technical challenges of managing health care organizations
Methods of Assessment:

Midterm 30%, Final Paper and Presentation 45%, Team-based Case Studies 25%

Enrollment Restriction:

Open to graduate students only

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Due to enrollment cap, all students must obtain permission. Priority is given to MHA, HPM/DrPH, and MPH/leadership & management concentrators

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

Students who take this course should NOT register for 551.601.81.