Health Care Management Emphasis
Viterbo University has a rich history of serving the community through the development of health care professionals. Following this tradition, the MBA program now offers an optional emphasis in health care management. To meet the requirements of this emphasis, students choose electives in health care and focus their integrated research project on a topic related to health care.
Students choosing the MBA with Health Care Emphasis begin and end the program with a cohort of professionals from a variety of industries. For their electives, health care emphasis students select courses focused on various aspects of health care management including a Health Care Systems and other courses exploring specific legal, financial, ethics, and quality management aspects of health care.
A sample schedule for a student choosing the MBA with a Health Care Management Emphasis is shown below. Students may begin this program in either August or January and graduate in two years while attending class one night per week from 6–10 p.m. or in one year while taking classes during the day and/or evening.
Year 1 Semester 1:
MGMT 512 Leadership Skills in Organizations
MGMT 550 Business Strategies for Sustainable Enterprise
Year 1 Semester 2:
MGMT 525 Complex Systems Change Strategies
MGMT 565 Methods of Inquiry and Analysis
Year 1 Summer:
HMGT 630 Health Care System
HMGT 640 Legal and Financial Aspects of Health Care
Year 2 Semester 1:
FINA 510 Socially Responsible Financial Management
MGMT 584 Advanced Business Communications
Year 2 Semester 2: Capstone project—three options:
MGMT 683 Integrated Case Study (health care topic)
MGMT 685 Research Project (health care topic)
MGMT 681 Field Study (health care topic)
Year 2 Summer:
Three-credit elective course