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The Roseman MBA degree program requires 39 semester credit hours of approved core courses which includes one approved Business Elective,and a three-credit hour Capstone course.

MBA 602- Healthcare Management

This block/course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of the principles of management and managerial functions as a framework for organizing knowledge and techniques in the healthcare field. This will be done by relating each of the functions of management (planning, organizing, directing, and controlling) to business and healthcare. Ethical decision-making and communication, practical examples, applications, issues, and exercises requiring critical thinking and effective written and verbal presentations will be emphasized.

MBA 603 – Legal Environment, Healthcare Law & Corporate Responsibility

This block/course focuses on the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of corporate leaders, managers, and providers in healthcare.  It provides an introduction to the Anglo-American legal system and the development of substantive and procedural law.  The course explores the legal environment of businesses and professions, organizational legal structures and requirements, and how regulatory law and public policy influences corporate strategy in healthcare.  How cases are brought to court, alternate dispute resolution, decision-making, and the impact of emerging technologies, globalization and social values and attitudes on healthcare will also be covered.

MBA 605- Human Resource Management

This block/course introduces the technical and legal aspects of human resource management from a strategic business perspective.  This course examines how to manage human resources effectively in the dynamic legal, social and economic environment currently constraining organizations.  Among the topics included are: formulation and implementation of human resource strategy, job analysis, methods of recruitment and selection, techniques for training and development, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of HRM systems.  Emphasis is placed on integrated human resource management with the overall business strategy.

MBA 610- Organizational Behavior and Leadership

This block/course focuses on how to become an effective leader by understanding and influencing human behavior.  Students will be able to understand and describe organizational culture, individual and group behavior and interpersonal influence on the organization.  Students  learn how to create high-performance teams as a current platform for accomplishing work in the 21st century.  Students will be able to identify forces that create change and describe models for leading organizational change.  This course compares and contrasts leadership theories.

MBA 615 – Arbitration and Mediation: Theory and Practice

This block/course is designed to explore the processes of bargaining and negotiation as social and managerial activities.  Special emphasis will be given to the areas of interpersonal and intergroup conflict, in addition to interpersonal influence techniques, and the tactics and strategies involved with improving bargaining and negotiation.

MBA 620- Marketing

This block/course focuses on the strategic intentions of the marketing function. Key themes include the diverse functions of the field, marketing intelligence, applied professional research, consumer behavior, and target market selection. The primary outcome is an integrated plan which transfers knowledge of theories, principles, and terms to a real-world application that brings direct benefit to graduate learners.

MBA 630- Healthcare Operations Management

This block/course focuses on developing students’ knowledge and skills to align the company’s operations with its competitive position in healthcare and other business environments. Students will understand the strategic importance of operations and the operating system design. This course will also instruct students on managing the supply chain and how to apply quality assurance tools.

MBA 642 – Managerial Economics for Healthcare Professionals

The emphasis of this block/course will be on healthcare-related demand analysis and estimation, production and cost analysis under different market conditions, and forecasting and decision-making under uncertainty.  The course will also include an understanding of pricing, studying how consumer and other firms respond to price changes and how to decide what price to charge for decisions made between a small group of managers or firms.

MBA 645- Business Ethics and Practices for Healthcare Professionals

This block/course is an introduction to ethical and legal dilemmas healthcare professionals face in various healthcare organizations.  As this course is intense and fast paced, successful completion of this course will require completing the assigned readings, cases, and active involvement in class discussions.

MBA 650- Managerial Accounting and Control

Students will learn the way in which accounting provides information for organizational decision making. Students will be able to use accounting information to assess performance and to improve organizational decisions.  Additionally, the course will include a thorough review of internal control procedures.

MBA 662 – Entrepreneurial Finance

This block/course provides an overview of the various alternative financing opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures.  The topics will focus on venture capital partnership, raising capital, evaluating investment opportunities, valuing, structuring, and negotiating investments.  Students will analyze how entrepreneurial finance fits into the entrepreneurial process and the business plan.

MBA 670- Strategic Management

This block/course focuses on developing strategy formulation and implementation skills.  Students will be able to develop and sustain competitive advantage and balance opportunities and risks.  Students will learn how to apply analytical tools to perform in-depth analysis of industries and competitors, competitive behavior and sustainable competitive advantage.

MBA 690- Entrepreneurship (Capstone)

This block/course will provide students with an opportunity to construct, integrate and refine a business plan.  Students will focus on best practices of entrepreneurs’ vision of a business to learn the next steps required to operate a business for profit. h3 emphasis is placed on the development of a real-world, implementable business plan that applies the proper methods, techniques, and skills needed for successfully developing and growing a new venture.   Students will submit a written business plan and orally present their plan. In addition, students must complete the Capstone® andComp-XM® Simulations.

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