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Program Overview

The graduate business minor is offered in two parts. Courses in Series One are scheduled during the summer in a seven week session. Courses in Series Two are either offered in either the summer or throughout the academic year, depending on what fits best for your schedule a program of study.
For 2014 courses will be offered from June 16th to August 6th.

Course Series One   (6 Hours)

Managing Business Operations for Health Sciences   BUSMGT 7701 (2 hrs)
This class examines how operations and supply chain functions contribute to ensuring the effective, efficient and profitable functioning of a business or professional service practice. More specifically, it examines the flow of materials and information inside and outside the organization and familiarizes students with the fundamentals of best practices in life sciences and healthcare related businesses.
Applied Managerial Economics for Health Sciences   BUSFIN 7702 (2 hrs)
This class focuses on applying concepts from microeconomics to business, management and organizational problems and challenges, with an emphasis on the businesses in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. While the content is grounded in the fundamentals of economic theory, it is applied and relevant for business practice and managerial decision making.
Leadership, Talent Management & Organizational Behavior in Health Sciences   BUSMHR 7703 (2 hrs)
This class provides an overview of factors that influence individual and team performance and techniques to improve it. It provides analytical frameworks for determining effectiveness of given techniques in specific circumstances.

 

Course Series   (6 Hours)

Strategy and Competitive Analysis for Health Sciences   BUSMHR 7714 (1.5 hrs), Tue 9-12, Peter Geier
This class focuses on the determination of the strategic direction of a firm or organization and the management of the strategic planning process. It examines strategic factors critical to understanding why some firms are more successful than others and how industry structures evolve and change over time.
Attracting and Retaining Customers in Health Sciences   BUSML 7715 (1.5 hrs), Thr9-12, Shashi Matta
This class focuses on the process of attracting and retaining customers, including the basic elements of marketing and promotions, customer service and how these can be tailored and developed to work effectively given the external competitive environment.
Accounting and Financial Analysis in Health Sciences   AMIS 7716 (1.5 hrs), Wed 9-12, Prakash Mulchandani
This class examines how managers use accounting and financial reporting information in decision making and performance evaluation. It also focuses on fundamental techniques for financial analysis such as time value of money, risk and return, and capital budgeting.
Capstone: Healthcare Business Solution Teams   BUSMGT 7717 (1.5 hrs), M/T/W 12-1pm, John Rensink
This class focuses on diagnosing and solving real-world problems in life science and healthcare business practices. Mirroring the approach taken by leading consulting firms in stressing an analytical, data driven, problem solving approach; students work with managers at a client firm to systematically analyze a focal business challenge, generate alternative solutions, recommend a course of action that is supported by evidence from secondary data, and communicate actionable steps that may guide implementation of any recommendations.

To earn the Graduate Minor in Business in Health Science, you must complete all courses and attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses counting toward the minor.