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Approved Electives for MD4 Studies Type C Credit

The following electives have been approved by the Educational Policy Committee in 2019 to count for both UMMS Type C elective credit along with their elective credit fulfillment of the MBA degree requirements.

ENTR.6500 Innovation and Emerging Technology
This course examines technological innovation and its relationship to value-creation and business strategy. Emphasis is placed on emerging scientific and technical innovations and the opportunities and challenges they present to both existing businesses and new venture entrepreneurs. Students examine innovation strategies, planning models, evaluation models, licensing and the commercialization process required to launch new businesses around innovative products and technologies.

MGMT.6100 Managerial Leadership
This course examines leadership theory and research with an emphasis on preparing students for the leadership challenges they face in their professional careers. Students will have the opportunity throughout the course to develop specific leadership skills and practice these skills through exercises, applied reading and class projects.

MIST.6080 Enterprise System Management
This course will focus on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems that integrate information spanning the functional boundaries within an organization. The goals of the course are to help students understand ERP systems and their underlying components and technologies, the implications of implementing ERP in organizations. This course will cover topics such as: ES planning, business process re-engineering, selection of ES software and vendors, role of outside consultants, budgeting and resource planning, systems conversion, testing, user training, stabilization, role of top management, IT staff, consultants, design teams, and employee, and other topics.

MIST.6350 Project Management
This course will focus on managing innovation and technology projects and the critical role that a project manager plays in successful execution. Topics included in the course are: project planning, deliverables, managing quality, change management, documentation, communication, risks management, project team and human resource management approaches and creating and managing expectations.

POMS.6120 Statistics for Predictive Analytics
This course introduces statistical methods and techniques for predictive analytics. The main focus of this course is on regression. Topics covered include simple linear regression, multiple regression, variable selection, model diagnostics, and systems of regression equations. The course also covers classification techniques using statistical methods such as linear discriminant function and logistic regression. Spreadsheet software, such as MS Excel, and statistical software, such as SAS and R, will be heavily utilized.

POMS.6220 Decision Analytics
This course covers the three main facets of business analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Students will gain the knowledge of managerial decision-making (commonly referred to as data analytics, decision support systems-DSS, data mining).

POMS.6240 Analytical Decision-Making Tools
This course covers principles and techniques of applied mathematical modeling for managerial decision making. Emphasis is on the methods of prescriptive analytics, including optimization models, decision analysis, simulation modeling, and risk analysis. Problems studied will include applications in finance, health care, marketing, operations, and management.

PUBH.5140 Healthcare Management
This course provides a framework for addressing management problems in healthcare organizations, providing an overview of how healthcare institutions are organized and governed, the role of the management, physicians, nurses and other clinical and support staff in these organizations, and the management systems designed for their efficient and effective operation.

PUBH.5150 Applied Health Economics
Students study basic economic concepts and how they are applied to healthcare and gain a broad familiarity with the health economics and related health services research literature, as well as experience using economics to analyze health policy issues.

PUBH.6160 Law and Ethics in Healthcare
This course presents and overview of legal and ethical issues facing managers and providers in health care. It provides students with a foundation of health law and ethics and reviews health care legal and ethical situations and dilemmas. The goals are to provide students with practical knowledge of health law and ethics and their application to the real world of health care.

PUBH.6350 Healthcare Project Management
A graduate level course providing a comprehensive foundation for project management as it applies to healthcare. Students will be introduced to the theory and concepts of project management, and the tools to manage projects with a specific focus on health information technology.

PUBH.6380 Strategic Planning in Healthcare
A graduate-level course introducing healthcare professionals to strategic planning for the information systems organization. Skills learned in this course will enable the student to work effectively with and support the information systems planning effort and assure business alignment.