Master of Business Administration

MBA Health Care Leadership Online

Summer 2017 MBA Course Options

All 3 credits unless noted
Beginning May 15 to June 30, 2017

Acct 546 Personal Wealth Management
John Robinson, Blended: online and seminar
6 – 10 P.M., Meeting dates: 5/15, 5/22, 6/19
Personal Wealth Management enables students to have the skills and information necessary to make informed decisions in their personal and family finances. Examples of applications include retirement planning, college savings, tax consequences, and real estate investment, including primary residences and residential and commercial rental property. These topics will be studied within the broader context of financial thinking and connected to the financial industry.  Students will learn through readings and practice in the finance simulation lab.

HMGT 630 Health Care System
Sherry Fontaine, Blended: online and seminar
Tuesdays, 6-10 P.M., Meeting dates: 5/15, 5/22, 6/19

This course provides an overview of the structure of the healthcare delivery system and the providers, payers, and suppliers that comprise it. Learners will examine management and planning with the system as well as major health care policy issues.

HMGT 660 Health Care Outcomes and Process Improvement
Dale Krageschmidt, Online
This course focuses on identifying, measuring, and seeking to improve health care quality, patient satisfaction, cost, and employee engagement. Various models of process/quality improvement will be analyzed to equip the learner to be proactive as a change agent while using strong inter-professional communication skills. Enrollment is limited to Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership students. Enrollment of other students will be based on availability and permission of the Chair, Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership.

MGMT 546-001 PMP Certification Standards & Practice
Kay Wais, Online,
Meeting date: 5/18, and arranged, Thursday, 6-10 P.M.

The PMP Certificate is the most recognized and respected credential in the field of project management. The purpose of this course is to prepare eligible, or nearly eligible, students to obtain this certification by helping them with an organized study approach, by providing explanations and presentations of the most challenging topics, providing many practice questions with explanations of the answers, and access to a knowledgeable instructor and a study cohort group.

MGMT 635-001  Globally Responsible Leadership
Pam Dixon, Seminar,  
Meeting dates: 5/15-6/30, Wednesdays, 6–10 P.M.

This course will focus on addressing the complexity and challenges of a globalized society to create a more sustainable future. Included will be discussion of holistic, systems-perspective decision making models that leverage a global mindset to lead collaboration of stakeholders toward a vision.

MKTG 640, Brand Strategy
Mike Behan, Online
This course will use relevant theory and practical application of brand strategy to provide useful insight and useable tactics that either create, sustain, or enhance the brands equity. Students will learn to employ Integrated Marketing Communication strategies within viable organizational environments that can be disruptive in nature to the competitive landscape. Emphasis will be placed on establishing a sustainable competitive advantage to develop, maintain and grow market segments. A case study approach along with insight from executive level experts will be woven into course content.

Beginning July– August 18 unless noted

HMGT 546 Health Care Economics & Ethics
Brian Rotty, Seminar,
Meeting dates: 7/3 -8/18, Tuesdays, 6–10 P.M.

This course will review critical elements of Health care economics - Supply chain, Accounts Receivable, Provider Network Development and Contracting and Payer Relations and analyses them against the backdrop of legal, regulatory and ethical bounds that are often inconsistent.  Students will study the practical, fiscal challenges facing healthcare systems and how the labyrinth of regulations and societal expectations makes the revenue cycle process exponentially more difficult.  Practical examples including end-of-life decisions, anti-trust issues and privacy regulations will be analyzed as well as future challenges and opportunities for abatement.

HMGT 690 Health Care Topics Seminar in Health Information Management and Data Analysis
Sherry Fontaine, Face to Face Intensive Summer 2, 2 credits
START DATE: 7/11 End Date: 8/18, Meeting dates: 7/22 all day, 7/23 morning
Capstone Research& Analysis Workshop- 7/21 (evening/optional)

A dynamic learning experience focused on topics and skills that are associated with health care leadership and decision making. Students explore health information management, data analysis, and using data to lead change. Enrollment is limited to Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership students.

MGMT 501 Foundations of Business
Mike Behan, Blended: online and seminar,
Meeting dates: 7/12, 8/9, Wednesdays, 6-10 P.M.

A survey of functional areas of business including marketing, accounting, finance, economics, information technology, forms of ownership, and international business.

MGMT 546-002 Dark Side of Leadership
Annette Roter, Blended: online and seminar,
Meeting dates:
7/10, 7/24, 8/15, Mondays, 6–10 P.M.
Dark Side of leadership will explore leadership behaviors and traits that have been destructive through history to current day.  During this class we will analyze destructive leadership behaviors and determine how to address these behaviors when faced with them.  We will also explore the role of followership related to both positive and negative leadership.  

MGMT 546-003 Project Management and Process Improvement
Dale Krageschmidt, Seminar,
Thursdays, 6–10 P.M.

Enterprises of all sizes, as well as business units within enterprises need to be continually improving to be sustainable.  This often entails implementation of strategic projects.  Leading and managing these projects needs to be efficient and not cumbersome to be successful.  Incorporating process improvement techniques such as Lean into the project management approach can assist in making projects less costly, more timely and more successful.  Students will be introduced to strategic project management and process improvement and will develop a Lean project as the class progresses.

MGMT 582-001 Advanced Interpersonal Skills for the Leader
Terry Siebert, Seminar,
Meeting dates on Wednesdays,  6–10 P.M.

The Dahl School of Business partners with Dale Carnegie to bring MBA learners this course in advanced interpersonal skills. Learners will study and apply tested leadership practices in order to further develop their networking and communication skill sets, manage stress, and handle fast-changing workplace conditions. Learners will develop a "take-charge" attitude that enhances their ability to lead initiatives with confidence and enthusiasm.

ETHL 531-001 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence I,
Rick Kyte and Nicole Van Ert, Seminar
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will acquire practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making. Participants will also learn specific leadership strategies, based upon a proven training program that will establish long-lasting and significant transformation of the workplace culture. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program.

ETHL 532-001 Interpersonal and Organizational Excellence II
Tom Thibodeau, Seminar, July 23, 24, 25, 26, , 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Ethical leadership in organizations is designed for people who want to learn how to lead effective, ethical change within their organizations. Participants will expand their practical knowledge of servant leadership and ethical decision-making from ETHL 531. Participants will also learn reflection and renewal as effective leadership tools, conflict resolution techniques, the importance of community, mentor leadership stories from local leaders, and more. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows participants to tailor the program to their personal, professional, and needs.

SVLD 546 Teaching, Leading, Serving, Tom Thibodeau, Seminar
START DATE June 5, 2017 - END DATE: July 9, 2017, Meeting Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 15, Time: Noon to 8:00 P.M. daily
Every servant leader is a teacher and every teacher is a servant leader. This course will be both theoretical and practical. This is an exploration and experience of servant leadership as a skill which can be taught and learned in a variety of settings. Foundations will be built, curriculum will be developed, presented, and practiced. Every organization needs to be teaching leadership and service. The mere act of teaching means that one wishes the world well.”

SVLD 551 Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Matthew Bersagel Braley, Seminar,
START DATE  June 12, 2017 - END DATE: July 17, 2017, Meeting Dates: June 19, 20, 21, 22, Time: Noon to 8:00 P.M.daily
This course examines theories and practices of peacemaking and conflict resolution and their application to interpersonal, communal, and global relationships. Restorative justice and truth and reconciliation efforts are explored in-depth through readings, practice, and conversations with practitioners in the field.

SVLD 546-001 Wisdom and Leadership, Rick Kyte, Seminar,
START DATE  June 9, 2017 - END DATE: July 13, 2017, Meeting Dates: June 16-17, June 23-24
Time: Fridays: 5:30 to 8 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am to - 5:00 pm

The chief difference between Servant Leadership and most other contemporary leadership theories comes from Robert Greenleaf’s insight that, in addition to a sincere desire to serve, a robust understanding of people and the world is more important for developing leadership potential than any particular set of skills, techniques, or capacities.  But how does one develop such an understanding?  Greenleaf himself was aided by reading certain texts in the humanities - “great books”- which set forth fundamental ideas about human nature.  This course will thus focus on a few great thinkers and their key ideas, including Plato on the idea of goodness, Augustine on the idea of love, Freud on the idea of the self, and Emerson on the idea of experience, and explore the practical relevance of those ideas in our world today.