The MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (MBA-HCDS) is unique. It emphasizes population health, social determinants of health, communication skills and community disparities, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage a health care organization in a changing and competitive environment. The program provides a true balance of emphasis on core business knowledge with a strong background in issues related to health policy and community health.
- Benefits both clinicians and non-clinicians
- Explores the interface between health status and social determinants of health, and the connection with a well-run health care organization
- Interdisciplinary effort between faculty in the Oxley College of Health Sciences and the Collins College of Business
- Students will develop a firm level of understanding of key business functions: accounting, finance, management, marketing, computer information systems, global economy and supply chain management
- Students will demonstrate knowledge about current and anticipated ways that health care delivery systems function and interact with the populations and communities they serve
- Students will apply core business knowledge, interdisciplinary and analytic thinking skills when evaluating health care delivery issues
Core Curriculum (30 Hours)
Students in need of foundation coursework may enroll in the following courses prior to beginning the core curriculum or participate in an online, condensed version of the course, offered by The University of Tulsa. Foundation courses may be waived, subject to transcript review.
||Legal Environment of Global Business
*Student must demonstrate math proficiency at the basic calculus level.
Elective Courses (6 Hours)
Students complete all courses.
||Preparing, Understanding and Using Financial Statements
||Leading and Managing Organizations
||Essentials in US Health Care Policy
||The Science of Health Care Delivery
||Strategic Planning in Health Care
||Quality Improvement Science in Health Care
||Capstone Project (Every Fall and Spring Semester for Duration of Program)
Elective courses vary each semester and may require additional prerequisite courses. Examples of elective courses include, but are not limited to:
||Bioethics and Law
||Computer Information Systems
||Human Resource Management
||Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine
||Behavioral Neurosciences and Psychopharmacology
||Fundamentals of Business Analytics