Course Descriptions

AC 610 Accounting for Decision Making and Control
Explores the essentials of providing relevant and useful cost and managerial information to both multinational and domestic corporate managers. Ethical aspects of each of these areas are examined. Written assignments, case studies and team presentations comprise much of the classroom interaction. Prerequisite: Granted Permission

BU 632 Managing Change
Examines strategies and techniques for successfully introducing and managing change in organizations. Explores power, influence, leadership, motivation, and communication in the change process, as well as organization development, organizational learning, and innovation management. Student teams develop a framework for recognizing factors that influence change and a process map to manage change effectively.

BU 639 Innovation Management    3 CR
This course will cover the definition of innovation, the barriers and enablers for making innovation real in companies, the core principles for innovation management (foresight, ideation, discovery-driven planning, rapid prototyping, open platforms, wisdom of crowds, technology adoption and diffusion) and how innovation management is being applied by market leaders and companies in highly competitive industries

HINF 504 Business of Healthcare Information Technology
Introduces the student to the business of healthcare at both an industry and individual business level. Includes department design, management of capital and operating budgets, budget planning process, strategic planning, and concepts necessary for the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Additionally, the vendor identification and selection process as well as contract management will be discussed as it pertains to the healthcare environment.

HINF 505 Healthcare Operations
Health care organizations face numerous challenges, including rising costs, increasing complexity and quality issues, all while confronting an increase in demand for limited resources. This course examines the operations of the entire healthcare organization and its management, including the role of strategic planning and governance, clinical and non-clinical support services, quality improvement, Environment-of-Care and facilities management, personnel and staffing, finance, information technology, and marketing.

WGB 612 Leading and Influencing with Integrity
Leaders and managers at all levels in organizations must influence others to enable achievement of the organization’s objectives. Leading and influencing with integrity requires understanding of one’s self, other people, the situational and cultural context, as well as both current and future impacts of actions taken. Through course learning experiences students develop individual and organizational strategies to influence others, shape culture, manage change, negotiate, and facilitate employee engagement and performance so that their organizations can contribute to society in ways that are effective, responsible and sustainable