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
Summer 2021BUS-N 528 Healthcare System Strategy and Innovation
  • May 27
  • Jun 10 & 24
  • Jul 8 & 22
  • Aug 5
Phil Powell
Fall 2021BUS-N 527 Leading People and Managing Behavior in Healthcare Organizations
  • Aug 26
  • Sep 9 & 23
  • Oct 7 & 21
  • Nov 4
Barb Cutillo
Winter 2021BUS-N 525 Value Creation and Financial Performance in Healthcare Systems
  • Nov 18
  • Dec 2 & 16
  • Jan 6 & 20
  • Feb 10
Kyle Anderson
Spring 2022
  • BUS-N 526 Business Management of Patient Care
  • Feb 24
  • Mar 10 & 24
  • Apr 7 & 21
  • May 5
Kim Saxton
Fifth Course
  • BUS-X 529 Immersive Capstone Experience
Scheduled with instructorKim Saxton


Phil T. Powell

Clinical Associate Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy and Associate Dean

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  • Business strategy in healthcare and life sciences
  • Economic and institutional development in Pacific Island States

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

Kyle J. Anderson

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Faculty Chair, Evening MBA Program

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  • e-Commerce
  • Industrial organization
  • Online pricing

Barb Cutillo

Lecturer in Management

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