Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Health Care Management Concentration

The Raj Soin College of Business and the Boonshoft School of Medicine co-sponsor a series of courses that are available to Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) students interested in completing a Health Care Management Concentration with their M.B.A. degree.

Recognizing that the business of health care is different from other sectors, these concentration courses will introduce master's students to health-specific advanced business concepts, evaluation techniques and strategic thinking so they can lead effectively, improve quality, increase productivity and better manage organizational costs.

Course Requirements

To be recognized as having completed the Health Care Management Concentration, students enrolled in the AACSB International-accredited M.B.A. Program at the Raj Soin College of Business must accumulate a minimum of 9 credit hours taking the following courses:

PPH 7050: Health Systems & Policy — 3 credit hours

This course will introduce students to the theory, concepts and practice of managing health resources in both traditional health service and public health settings. Sessions will include presentations on patient behavior, managed care, the insurance industry, health provider theory, law and quality.

PPH 7510: Strategic Leadership in Health Care — 3 credit hours

This course will introduce students to concepts, principles and practices of strategic management in multiple health care settings. Principles of organizational behavior and culture will be examined and techniques in negotiation, leadership and strategic analysis will be applied.

FIN 7500: Financial Management of Health Service Organizations — 3 credit hours

This course starts with an introduction to basic financial management concepts and delves into health care-specific topics, including accounting and financial statement interpretation; risk, return and time value of money; capital decision making; operational and capital budgeting; risk analysis; tactical alternative analysis; and forecasting.


Since the HCM Concentration is awarded in conjunction with the M.B.A. degree, students need to be enrolled in the M.B.A. program at the Raj Soin College of Business. M.B.A. students should contact Lori Metivier at or (937) 775-1427 or their MBA advisor if there are any registration issues; no additional application is necessary.

Graduates of the Certificate Program in Health Care Management will have satisfied the course requirements for the Concentration in Health Care Management; however, they will need to enroll in the M.B.A. program to have their coursework credited toward the M.B.A. degree and the HCM concentration.

For More Information, Contact

Lori Metivier
Phone: (937) 775-1427

John McAlearney, Ph.D., Director

Last edited on 03/01/2022.