Curriculum & Faculty


  • Develop structure for activities, units and groups in healthcare delivery settings so they are more productive.
  • Identify and apply human resource management best practices in healthcare delivery settings.
  • Study contrasting models of leadership and their application to patient care and management of a healthcare system.
  • Understand culture and its role in healthcare organizations.
  • Identify and develop the traits of high-performance teams.
  • Gain actionable skills in negotiation and conflict resolution.

  • Identify and measure value creation in healthcare.
  • Understand the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting.
  • Outline healthcare delivery models and map revenue generation under different payment systems.
  • Evaluate economic tradeoffs of healthcare decisions.
  • Comprehend foundational financial analysis and the time value of money.
  • Anticipate individual and organizational responses to economic incentives.

  • Link workflow and bottlenecks in patient care to clinical performance measures.
  • Use operations management principles to understand how decisions are made, tasks are distributed, resources are employed and services are delivered in a healthcare system.
  • Understand process improvements that improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, raise staff morale and elevate patient satisfaction.
  • Apply operational concepts to management of specific clinical environments such as surgical suites, emergency departments and ambulatory care centers.

  • Gain knowledge of strategic management tools and fundamentals and apply them to healthcare business models.
  • Comprehend how a healthcare system dynamically leverages resources, capabilities and competitive interaction to set and implement a strategy.
  • Leverage creativity and design thinking to offer new clinical solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
  • Integrate new techniques and technology into patterns of evaluation of management challenges in healthcare scenarios.
  • Navigate the balance between protection of the patient and adoption of an entrepreneurial mindset.

The capstone project allows students to integrate skills learned in the core coursework by solving a business problem for a local company, nonprofit or government organization. By researching, scoping and presenting an appropriate solution, students enhance their skills in leadership, teamwork, innovation and executive management. A variety of capstone project options are available to students, including:

  • Internal: A change management initiative that students identify for their current employer
  • New Business: Developing the plan for a new business
  • Consulting Project: Match with a life sciences business looking for business fundamentals assistance
Course Schedule
QuarterCourseClass SessionsInstructor
Spring 2022BUS-N 526 Business Management of Patient Care
  • Feb 24
  • Mar 10 & 24
  • Apr 7 & 21
  • May 5
Kim Saxton
Summer 2022BUS-N 528 Healthcare System Strategy and Innovation
  • May 26
  • Jun 9 & 23
  • Jul 7 & 21
  • Aug 4
Todd Saxton
Fall 2022BUS-N 527 Leading People and Managing Behavior in Healthcare Organizations
  • Aug 25
  • Sep 8 & 22
  • Oct 6 & 20
  • Nov 3
Barb Cutillo
Winter 2022BUS-N 525 Value Creation and Financial Performance in Healthcare Systems
  • Nov 17
  • Dec 1 & 15
  • Jan 12 & 26
  • Feb 9
Russell Rhoads
Fifth CourseBUS-X 529 Immersive Capstone ExperienceScheduled with instructor on alternate Thursdays

Pam Hunt

Kim Saxton


Barb Cutillo

Lecturer in Management

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  • Management and leadership
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Strategy and communication
  • Financial services, real estate and other regulated industries

Pam Hunt

Associate Faculty in Management

Pam is nationally known as a nurse executive; author; community leader and financial, quality, safety and strategic expert. She has delivered more than 500 nursing and healthcare leadership presentations and has published on subjects regarding workforce development, strategic planning, connecting to the purpose of the nursing profession and, most notably, healthcare finance. Her pioneering work in improving the financial acumen of nursing has enabled thousands of nurse leaders to develop and defend successful proposals and ROI to ensure quality patient outcomes.

Russell A. Rhoads

Clinical Assistant Professor of Financial Management

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  • Behavioral finance
  • Derivatives
  • Market volatility
  • Financial markets
  • Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

M. Kim Saxton

Clinical Professor of Marketing and Emerging Programs Faculty Coordinator

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  • Data-driven marketing
  • Customer segmentation and advertising strategies to segments
  • Branding and corporate reputation
  • Content marketing
  • Digital marketing
  • Marketing automation
  • Database marketing
  • Competitive intelligence systems
  • Marketing strategy
  • Marketing for new ventures

Todd Saxton

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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  • Venture strategy, launch and growth
  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Competitive and corporate strategy
  • Corporate image and reputation
  • Factors affecting alliance and acquisition success


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