Health Care Administration Curriculum


 

Students with four years or more of relevant experience may be eligible to take the Anna Maria College Health Care Administration MPA Mid-Career Track, allowing them to complete the degree program with 10 courses (six from the MPA curriculum and four Health Care Administration concentration courses).


For students who have recently graduated or are looking for a career change, the Direct Track is 12 classes, including the Public Administration curriculum and four Health Care Administration concentration course.

 

Degree Requirements/Curriculum
Course Number Course Name Credits
MPA501 Strategic Management of Human Capital 3
MPA502 Organizational Theories & the Public Sector 3
MPA503 Executive Leadership 3
MPA504 Management Policies in Government Finance 3
GRS600 Ethical Theory 3
MPA602 Managerial Statistics for Public Managers 3
MPA603 Public Policy 3
MPA604 Strategic Planning for Public Managers 3

 

Healthcare Administration Courses
Course Number Course Name Credits
HCA535 Legal Issues in Healthcare 3
HCA511 Special Topics in Healthcare Administration 3
HCA637 Analysis of the Quality of Healthcare 3
HCA610 or HCA611 Capstone Project or Applied Research 3



Public Administration Core Courses

MPA 501 Strategic Management of Human Capital (3 credits)
Provides an overview of how a leader can address current and emerging human capital challenges to drive organizational transformation.

MPA 502 Organizational Theories & the Public Sector (3 credits)
The study of the fundamental theory of the management development process and the analysis of employee behavior patterns.

MPA 503 Executive Leadership (3 credits)
This course focuses on the study and analysis of human behavior patterns. Special consideration is given to the role of the emergency services department management team member as a leader and motivator of people.

MPA 504 Management Policies in Government Finance (3 credits)
This course explores various aspects of local financial management including developing new revenue sources, designing a budget that includes performance reporting, conducting strategic economic development, understanding debt management and bond sales, use of modern information systems to improve financial decision, and meeting the day-to-day challenges of financial management from procurement to labor negotiations.

GRS 600 Ethical Theory (3 credits)
Within the Judeo-Christian and liberal arts traditions, this course explores ethics from an intellectual and theoretical perspective to build the foundation for ethical practice and an advanced understanding of ethical theory.

 

MPA 602 Managerial Statistics for Public Managers (3 credits)
Focuses on probability and statistics with an emphasis on data analysis, including univeriate and multivariate techniques. Statistical problem solving is engaged using various data sources.

MPA 603 Public Policy (3 credits)
This course uses case studies and other materials to help students to develop excellence in oral and written skills in the formation of public policy at the senior management level. Drawing on previous course work in ethics, quantitative analysis and management students will develop models for solving significant problems in the public arena coupled with the planning strategy for implementing these policies.

MPA 604 Strategic Planning for Public Managers (3 credits)
Through the utilization and application of risk assessment and master planning concepts, this program will guide the student through the process of problem identification and comparative analysis. This course will focus upon identifying the benefits and the development of a long term planning effort within the student’s local jurisdiction.

Healthcare Administration Concentration Courses

HCA 511 Special Topics in Healthcare Administration (3 credits)
This course deals with emerging topics in the field of health care administration such as the impact of health care reform efforts, the delivery of quality care and the rising cost structure of health care.

HCA 535 Legal Issues in Health Care (3 credits)
This course will give students an understanding of the regulations, statues and cases that control the delivery of health care in America. Special emphasis will be placed on helping student to think about these issues in a way that avoids problems and helps in avoiding pitfalls in delivering quality service.

HCA 610 Capstone Project (3 credits)

Designed to give students the chance to apply the knowledge and skills that they have acquired throughout their graduate education to real-world situations. A capstone project is designed for those entering directly into a specific field, without plan for post graduate study.

HCA 611 Applied Research (3 credits)
Designed to give students the opportunity to do focused research on a topic from their respective field of study. Applied research is designed primarily for those planning to continue to doctoral or other post graduate studies.

 

HCA 637 Analysis of the Quality of Health Care Delivery (3 credits)
Systematic introduction to the healthcare delivery system with emphasis on interactions of governmental authorities, delivery systems, financing of health care, regulation, competition, organizational innovations in healthcare services, and alternate strategies.