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Cynthia Eakin
Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Eberhardt School of Business
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211
mba@pacific.edu

Healthcare Management Specialization

The Eberhardt School of Business MBA track in healthcare management will provide general management training with a focus on the dynamic and growing health sector. It equips students with a familiarity with institutions of the health sector. It offers a more thorough management background than found in many masters in health administration (MHA) programs and more health specific education than the general MBA. It is a well-accepted qualification for advancement to many of the most responsible positions in hospitals, clinics, health insurance, long term care, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, consulting, professional associations, and government service. Students take all required MBA courses and also select four courses focused on, or closely related, to the health sector. These include Health Insurance, International Healthcare Systems, Health Economics, Marketing of Services, Healthcare Law, and Health Information Systems. In addition, the required internship is expected to be based in a health related setting.
Faculty: Peter Hilsenrath, Ph.D. and Albert Huang, Ph.D.

Healthcare Management Electives:

  • BUSI 246. Marketing of Services (3) This class explores the theory and strategies that drive service consumption. Students are exposed to the unique characteristics of marketing services that include the importance of the physical environment to service encounter success, the creation of customer satisfaction, the delivery of service quality and value, and the development of strategies to overcome service failure. Prerequisite: BUSI 211 or BUSI 255 with a "B" or better.
  • BUSI 250. Health Finance: Health Insurance (3) A survey of the theory and practice of health insurance in the United States. Students who complete this course will understand the history and institutional framework of health insurance, will understand how health insurance operates, and will be able to assess the efficiency and equity of healthcare finance. Prerequisite: BUSI 211 or BUSI 255.
  • BUSI 251. International Healthcare Systems (3) This course is an international overview of healthcare finance and delivery that will familiarize students with healthcare finance and delivery around the world. Students will develop critical analytical skills to enable them to compare and contrast health systems, identify relative strengths and weaknesses, and assess the possibilities for structural reform of the US healthcare system. Prerequisite BUSI 211 or 255.
  • BUSI 252. Healthcare Law (3) Analysis and application of statutes, regulations, case law and policies affecting the health care system in the U.S. Upon completion of this course students will understand the roles of the legal, legislative and administrative systems in health care, will be able to discuss critically important legal, ethical and policy issues in health care, and will be able to ecognize situations that may occur in health systems management that will require consultation with legal counsel. Prerequisite: BUSI 211 or BUSI 255.
  • BUSI 254. Health Economics (4) This course applies the tools of microeconomics to the study of health care. It provides an analysis of how decisions are made by health care providers, consumers, and third parties responsible for payment (e.g. health insurers). The course is built around individual's demand for health care and the supply of services by doctors and hospitals. Topics covered include health insurance, managed care and industry competitions, the pharmaceutical industry, the role of the government as a provider of care, long-term care, international health comparisons, and cost-benefit analysis/cost-effectiveness analysis. Prerequisite: BUSI 211 or concurrent with BUSI 255
  • NEW COURSE Summer 2014 -- Healthcare Information Systems: In the 21st century, information technology has emerged as a critical component within health care organizations. The advances in technology and the need for health care reform have increased the importance for health care professionals to understand and integrate information technology in their organizations. This graduate level course provides both technical and managerial perspectives on the effective use of data and information technology to improve personal and organizational performance in the health care industry.
    2013 College Bowl Team

    Pacific students come in 1st place 2013 College Bowl

    The 2013 team members; Katrina Fischer (MBA, 2013), Joshua Tai (PharmD/MBA, 2016), Sophie Hoang (PharmD/MBA, 2016), Christine Cao (PharmD/MBA, 2016) and Biyan Feng (PharmD/MBA, 2016) participating in the 2013 College Bowl sponsored by the California Association of Healthcare Leaders which is a northern and central California affiliate of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). 

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