GBUS 8030 HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

 

 

This course looks at the healthcare industry from the standpoint of the manager or entrepreneur who seeks to understand the fundamental challenges now occurring. From the perspective of the large hospital and healthcare system, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology company, and capital ventures related to healthcare, the course reviews how often conflicting perspectives have led to the changing financial and organizational expectations now faced by today’s managers. It will be of value to students interested in gaining a broad understanding of the healthcare system and want to apply the principles of general management to a specialized industry in dynamic flux. Cases, readings, guest speakers, and group discussions will be the principal modes of instruction.

 

Academic course objectives:

 

·         Examine the issues in today’s healthcare industry from the position of the manager or entrepreneur

·         Show the conflicting perspectives that brought on the changing financial and organizational expectations

·         Apply the principles of general management to the continuously changing healthcare system

 

Elements of the course grade:

 

Final paper                                          50%

Class participation                               25%

Project and oral presentation              25%