33 total credits required
To obtain an MBA in Healthcare Management degree, students are required to complete a curriculum consisting of 33 credits. MBA in Healthcare Management syllabus includes five core courses, a minimum of three elective courses from the Business Administration program, and at least four elective courses selected from the list of Healthcare Management electives. After finishing three courses in a specialty, students will be eligible to graduate with an MBA in Healthcare Management degree.
Lebanese American University delivers online MBA in Healthcare Management courses in a flexible, asynchronous format designed for busy working professionals. In just two years, you can complete your master’s degree and take the next step toward career advancement.
We also offer an optional week-long residency to give students the chance to engage with business leaders and learn about emerging trends. The residency provides more than just academic benefits as students gain the confidence to rise to new challenges.
Core Courses (15 credits)
This course introduces students to the vocabulary of healthcare including concepts such as health and healthcare, different models of healthcare delivery systems, the various healthcare roles in the healthcare delivery landscape, along with basic managerial tools involved in planning, directing, and coordinating nonclinical activities within health care systems, organizations, and networks
In this course, students will learn about crucial ethical considerations and law standards that must be applied and demonstrated in the healthcare industry, especially to those who are in managerial or leadership positions. This course will also include significant applications that will help students practice and assess their understanding of the acquired topics.
This course equips students with statistical and analytics tools essential for making effective managerial decisions in the dynamic and uncertain healthcare industry. Students will explore statistical topics including data description, probability, inference, and regression, and learn how to apply these concepts using specialized software. Through practical examples and case studies in the healthcare field, students will develop the skills to select appropriate statistical methods, interpret results, and effectively communicate findings. Additionally, they will gain proficiency in data visualization tools and inferential techniques to analyze healthcare data and derive valuable insights for informed decision-making.
This course addresses the design and management of effective and efficient systems for the proper conveyance of services. In contrast to traditional operations and production management in manufacturing, services are co-created through interaction between both the customer and the service provider. This course will give students the tools to design service systems that obey standard principles in layout, queuing, inventory, and quality against the backdrop of human interactions in healthcare.
This capstone course focuses on the concepts of strategic management and competitive analysis within the healthcare industry. The course aims to develop critical management skills and provide students with a comprehensive perspective on how healthcare organizations are strategically managed both locally and globally.
Emphasizing the integration of concepts and ideas from major business functions such as Management, Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Analytics, and Finance, students will gain an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in strategic decision-making within healthcare organizations. Through the examination of relevant case studies and real-world examples, students will learn to effectively apply strategic planning and execution principles in the healthcare context.
Business Administration Electives (9 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of financial and managerial accounting principles and practices as they apply specifically to the healthcare industry. The course explores the unique financial challenges and reporting requirements faced by healthcare organizations and emphasizes the role of accounting in decision-making and financial management within this context. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to interpret financial statements, analyze healthcare costs, budget effectively, and make informed financial decisions in healthcare settings.
This course introduces students to corporate finance principles and applications. It covers the following topics: (1) Financial Statements; (2) Cash Flow Estimation; (3) Time Value of Money; (4) Capital Budgeting Methods; (5) Valuation of Bonds and Stocks; (6) Risk and Return; and (7) Cost of Capital.
This course shows students how to manage the marketing process for organizations, to optimize the resource use and to maximize the benefits. It focuses on decision-making. Lectures, case studies, discussions and projects engage students in learning how best to manage scarce resources.
This course is an overview of microeconomics from a managerial decision-making standpoint, emphasizing and applying the basic concepts to selected problems. Topics include the firm’s behavioral and managerial theories, determination of national income, demand estimation, cost determination, forecasting, and government regulation.
The objective of this course is to provide you with the latest world-class knowledge of major frameworks, theories, and research findings in the trending field of digital marketing. The goal of this course is not to simply learn the material, but rather it is to integrate and apply it. By the end of this course, students will be able to design and implement digital marketing strategies for companies, taking into consideration their global scale and the different markets they operate in. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the Omni-channel shoppers’ & e-retailers’ motivations, crafting effective digital strategies, making efficient use of the virtual environment in the global marketplace.
General Healthcare Management Elective Courses (12 credits)
This course is course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and strategies involved in effectively managing clinical resources in healthcare organizations. The course focuses on optimizing the allocation and utilization of resources such as personnel, equipment, facilities, and supplies to ensure the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care. Students will explore various aspects of resource management, including workforce planning, capacity management, supply chain optimization, and technology utilization. Through case studies and practical exercises, students will develop the skills necessary to analyze resource needs, make informed decisions, and implement efficient resource management practices in healthcare settings.
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human resource management principles and strategies as applied to the healthcare industry. The course focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities related to managing human capital in healthcare organizations. Students will explore various aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and selection, performance management, employee development, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement. Through case studies, discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop the skills necessary to effectively attract, retain, and develop a talented and motivated workforce in healthcare settings.
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles, methods, and strategies involved in ensuring quality care and promoting patient safety in healthcare organizations. The course emphasizes the importance of a culture of continuous improvement and the application of evidence-based practices to enhance patient outcomes. Students will explore various topics, including quality assessment and improvement methodologies, patient safety practices, healthcare regulations and accreditation standards, and strategies for effectively leading quality initiatives. Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to drive quality improvement and ensure patient safety in diverse healthcare settings.
This course is course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of governance and leadership within the healthcare industry. The course focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by healthcare leaders in managing complex healthcare organizations and systems. Students will explore topics such as healthcare governance structures, leadership styles and theories, strategic planning, organizational culture, and ethical decision-making. Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead and govern healthcare organizations and drive positive change.
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the social and behavioral factors that influence the health and well-being of populations. The course examines the impact of various determinants, such as socioeconomic status, cultural norms, social support, and individual behaviors, on population health outcomes. Students will explore theories, frameworks, and evidence-based approaches to address health disparities and promote health equity. Through case studies, discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and address social and behavioral determinants of population health.
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of health insurance principles, practices, and management strategies. The course explores the complexities of the health insurance industry and the role of insurance in financing healthcare services. Students will examine various types of health insurance plans, reimbursement models, regulatory frameworks, and the impact of health insurance on healthcare delivery. Through case studies, discussions, and practical exercises, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage health insurance programs and navigate the evolving landscape of healthcare financing.
This course provides an introduction to the application of mathematical techniques in healthcare decision-making, with a focus on practical usage in management scenarios. Students will explore a range of topics including linear programming, transportation problems, network planning, queuing theory, regression analysis, and inventory modeling techniques. Through hands-on exercises and case studies specific to healthcare management, students will develop proficiency in utilizing quantitative methods to solve complex problems and optimize decision-making processes.
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of research methods and techniques applied in the field of healthcare management. Students will learn about the research process, study design, data collection methods, data analysis, and interpretation of research findings as they relate to healthcare management. The course covers both qualitative and quantitative research methods, emphasizing their application to healthcare management research. Through case studies, practical exercises, and discussions, students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to design and conduct research studies in healthcare management settings.
This course explores selected advanced topics in healthcare management, providing students with a deeper understanding of key areas in the field. Topics covered include healthcare marketing and consumer engagement, global health management, healthcare organizational behavior, healthcare policy and advocacy, healthcare logistics and supply chain management, healthcare financial systems, entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to problem-solving, and effective communication and reporting. Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, students will gain specialized knowledge and develop critical thinking skills to address complex challenges in the ever-evolving healthcare industry.
This course provides students with the opportunity to conduct independent research on a current topic in the field of healthcare management. The course aims to develop students’ research skills, critical thinking abilities, and knowledge of healthcare management practices. Students will identify a research gap, formulate research questions and hypotheses, select appropriate research methodologies, gather and analyze data, and present their findings in a formal research report. The research project will focus on various aspects of healthcare management, including organizational leadership, healthcare policy, quality improvement, patient safety, and financial management.
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