Healthcare professionals have the option of earning either a Master of Science in Healthcare Leadership & Management OR a Healthcare Management Executive MBA. Both degrees require completion of the MS core curriculum.
MS in Healthcare Leadership & Management
The Master of Science degree provides the critical knowledge and credentials for healthcare professionals who are actively pursuing an administrative or leadership role in their organization. It requires completion of the nine residential core classes.
Healthcare Management Executive MBA
The Healthcare Management Executive MBA is the business degree preferred by those who wish to transition into an executive management role. It requires completion of the residential core plus six additional online general business classes.
MS Core Curriculum
The core curriculum is composed of nine in-person classes, each dealing with an essential competency of leadership and management. Classes meet in Dallas one Friday and Saturday per month. The program was designed to be flexible and accommodate your busy schedule. Start in the fall, spring or summer. You can complete the MS program in 18 months.
The curriculum is case-based and centered around real-life healthcare issues and problems. Classes are jointly taught by clinical professors and a select group of experienced executives in an interactive setting that encourages discussion and shared learning.
MS Course Descriptions
HMGT 6401 Negotiation and Conflict Management in Healthcare
(4 semester credit hours)Develops the critical negotiating skills needed to increase personal influence and effectiveness. Topics include recognizing and leveraging sources of power in a negotiation, identifying the opposing party’s interests as distinct from their position, and negotiating effectively against a stronger opponent.
HMGT 6402 Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations
(4 semester credit hours)Develops the critical ability to make financial decisions that reduce risk and create economic value. Topics include how to analyze and interpret healthcare financial statements, using discounted cash flow analysis to financially evaluate major spending and investment decisions, and how to financially evaluate a proposed healthcare acquisition, partnership or joint venture.
HMGT 6403 Medical Cost and Performance Management
(4 semester credit hours)Develops powerful tools to measure and control healthcare costs and improve operating performance. Topics include identifying and controlling key cost drivers in a medical practice, determining the true cost of individual medical services, and using flexible budgeting and cost variance analysis to effectively control spending.
HMGT 6404 Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
(4 semester credit hours)Develops the knowledge and skills needed to improve the quality of both clinical and patient service processes. Topics include how to increase patient safety and create a patient-centric service culture, evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of existing clinical processes, and identify and eliminate redundancy, bottlenecks and non-value added activities in key service processes.
HMGT 6405 Healthcare Information Management and Technology
(4 semester credit hours)
Analyzes how clinical and administrative data is collected, organized, distributed, and used in medical decision-making. Topics include big data and the future of health analytics, the major obstacles to effectively using clinical data to create value, and the physician’s role in healthcare data design and governance.
HMGT 6406 Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations
(4 semester credit hours)Executive Education Course. Develops the strategic thinking skills needed to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Topics include how to critically assess a healthcare organization’s competitive environment and internal strengths and weaknesses, using value chain analysis to strategically position a medical practice, and identifying a set of medical services that offers a unique patient value.
HMGT 6408 Competencies of Effective Healthcare Leaders
(4 semester credit hours)
Develops the key skills and competencies that healthcare professionals need to be successful in their leadership role. Topics include how emotional intelligence and motivational needs influence leadership success, making effective use of the levers of power and personal influence, and communicating a vision and motivating people.
HMGT 6410 Leading in Complex Organizations
(4 semester credit hours)
Analyzes the structural design, decision hierarchy, and organizational culture of complex contemporary healthcare organizations. Topics include re-designing organizational structure to improve physician performance, leading change through the use of adaptive leadership practices, and building coalitions and managing internal conflict.
HMGT 6V99 Healthcare Policy and Economics
(4 semester credit hours)This course will cover the ways in which federal healthcare laws and regulations are conceived, adopted, promulgated, revised, and enforced.
Executive MBA Course Descriptions
The online business classes are semester based and may be started any time after beginning the residential core curriculum. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Naveen Jindal School of Management among the top 5 distance learning MBA providers in the world. The online classes require no on-campus visits.
Statistics and Data AnalysisA broad introduction to the principles and techniques of data analysis and statistical inference, including descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and regression analysis.
Business EconomicsEconomic analysis of important business issues, including determination of market prices, trade theory and the effects of alternative tax policies on public welfare.
Marketing ManagementAn overview of marketing management principles and methods, including product pricing, promotion and distribution decisions.
Financial ManagementAn introduction to corporate financial decision making, including financial planning, the cost of capital, capital project selection, corporate financing decisions and working capital management.
Operations ManagementExamines techniques and analytical models managers use to systematically plan, design operate and control business processes.
Global BusinessA broad examination of the international business environment and its impact on the trade and investment decisions of global firms.
With a limited number of slots available in each class, admission is highly competitive. To be considered for admission, successful candidates must demonstrate increasing levels of leadership and responsibility in their organizations and have a bias for action.
Additionally, candidates must:
Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, have five years of healthcare or similar industry experience, submit a written statement of intent and qualifications and two letters of recommendation and be available for an interview at the discretion of the program director.
GMAT or GRE are not required.