Seidman MBA with Health Sector Management Emphasis

West Michigan reflects national trends of growth and change in the health care industry. Managed care is making it increasingly important for providers to understand the business of health care. The Seidman MBA with a Health Sector Management emphasis will provide you the MBA with health administration electives designed specifically to develop your understanding of this dynamic industry. 
Seidman is partnering with Grand Valley’s School of Public and Nonprofit Administration to make available specific health-focused courses to cover the elective portion of the Traditional MBA program. If you are interested in focusing your graduate program on the health care industry, you will complete the MBA Core Courses with the exception of BUS 677, which will be replaced with PA 634, Health Care Law and Ethics:
PA 634 -- Health Care Law and Ethics
Examines current and historical legal and ethical issues impacting health administration, including malpractice and other liability issues, licensing and regulation, professional ethics, contracts and property, insurance, corporate, taxation, antitrust, fraud and abuse, medical staff, confidentiality, health care access, peer review, ethics committees, legal and ethical aspects of patient care decision making and consent.

The following three courses will be completed in lieu of other business electives:
PA 630 -- Health Administration and Services

Overview of the current management, organization, and delivery of U.S. health care. Current management and organization theories are compared in relation to the health care system. Major system components are defined and studied. Included are discussions of staffing, dealing with internal and external constituencies, and identification of hospital types.
PA 631 -- Health Policy and Politics

Examines public policy-making in the health care sector since 1900. Emphasizes policy, the process of government regulation, and the character of health settings at the federal, state, and local levels; with attention to the constitutional foundations, legislative policies, and bureaucratic implementation features of the system in a political context.
PA 633 -- Health Economics
Examines the principles and application of economic analysis in the health industry. Provides insights offered by economic analysis of relevant data specific to health issues and problems such as failures of the market system, large gaps in access, cost containment, regulation, and extensive growth of private insurance and government programs.   
Depending on previous coursework, these substitutions will increase the length of the program by 3 to 9 credit hours.  


Page last modified March 13, 2014