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This new MBA concentration focuses on how managers analyze and use health data to make managerial decisions. The MBA concentration is based on decision-making algorithms applying data to economic models that emphasize incentives that all the players in the health care system face.
The goal of this concentration is to provide students with a deep dive into the healthcare sector that enables students to become players in this extraordinary industry which accounts for over one-fifth of the U.S. economy. The concentration complements the general training students receive in the other business disciplines, but will be focused on the defined area of economics in the healthcare industry. The learning outcomes of this new concentration will expect students to identify and understand:
- How the healthcare sector is similar to, and different from, the rest of the economy.
- How the behavior of the healthcare sector adheres to and deviates from economic principles.
- The crucial and ever-increasing role of data in guiding the decision-making of both the healthcare industry and policy makers.
The concentration consists of the following four courses (16 credit hours):
|ECO 540||THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH||4|
|ECO 541||HEALTHCARE DATA ANALYTICS||4|
|ECO 798||SPECIAL TOPICS (MANAGERIAL HEALTH ECONOMICS)||4|
|MGT 559||HEALTH SECTOR MANAGEMENT||4|