Health Care Management Concentration

The objective of the health care management concentration is to prepare MBA students for significant responsibilities as professional managers in health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and insurance companies.

The combination of an MBA education with specialized training in health care management is a valuable asset to graduates seeking to contribute to an increasingly competitive, complex and demanding sector. The concentration focuses on filling needs for clinical leadership, innovative approaches to industry challenges, health analytics, health informatics and the tie between quality and cost.

Developed in direct response to a regional study that included face-to-face interviews with health care leaders, the concentration focuses on filling needs for clinical leadership, innovative approaches to industry challenges, health analytics, health informatics and the tie between quality and cost. The concentration also is important to the school's role in Realizing UB 2020 and enables the school to offer a defined cluster of classes for students working toward health science degrees—including MD, DDS, MPH, nursing and PharmD—or those already employed as clinicians or health care managers pursuing a Professional MBA.

Concentration requirements:

Select and complete three of the following for full-time MBA students and two for PMBA students (each course is 3 credit hours):

MGS 632LEC Seminar in Health Information Systems

This course provides an exposure to Information Systems used in the delivery of healthcare. Specifically this course will introduce students to IT systems that are deployed at a variety of organizations such as Hospitals, Ambulatory Care, Home Health, Tele Health and Online communities to better understand how information is gathered, analyzed and disseminated. The course will include content relating to IS Effectiveness and Success, task-technology fit, IT Communications and Compliance, IT Risk modeling and assessment, business modeling of innovations in healthcare services and delivery, and business performance issues relating to the deployment of IT. The course focuses on how current and emerging technologies can be better utilized to improve access, quality of care and business efficiency.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12630 F1S LEC TR 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Jacobs B30 Sharman, Raj

MGS 634LEC Integrative approaches to Healthcare Management

This course provides managerial and strategic perspectives on improving the planning, deployment and delivery of healthcare services enabled by IT. Effective healthcare management requires innovative approaches that integrate people, processes and technologies in healthcare organizations and services. Whether in IT, finance, operations, marketing, or any other domain, aspiring leaders in the healthcare field need to understand the US healthcare system, and the opportunities and challenges arising from the healthcare information revolution, especially as it relates to patient safety, quality of healthcare, and profitability. This course will elucidate broader perspectives on creating and leading a variety of healthcare initiatives in our contemporary society.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Spring 2017


Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
18692 S1S LEC T 2 - 4:50 p.m. Baldy 110 Singh, Ranjit

MGH 648SEM Health Care Practicum

Credits: 6
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017


Fall 2017 (12/07/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12276 F1H SEM UNSP Off Ca Arr Gardner, Carrie

Spring 2017 (02/20/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
14511 SIH SEM UNSP Off Ca Arr Gardner, Carrie

Summer 2017 (05/30/2017 - 08/18/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
10403 IH1 SEM UNSP Off Ca Arr Gardner, Carrie

MGH 632LEC Healthcare Strategy & Ops

This course covers the application of management knowledge and skills in the strategic guidance and operational direction of health systems service organizations. Attention is given to unique aspects of the challenge of managing the delivery of health services, particularly to such issues as managing relationships with medical staffs, regulatory bodies, other professional groups, and third party payers. The integration of management functions such as finance and accounting, marketing, human resources, and service production, amidst rapidly changing expectations will also be covered in assigned case analyses.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Spring 2017


Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11666 S1H LEC R 6 - 8:40 p.m. Farber 180 Rogers, Kenneth A.

MGH 633LEC Health Care Economics

Provides the student with the ability to apply economic reasoning to health care markets. Topics include discussion of the organization of the hospital, payment systems, costs and charges, markets for physician services, cost-effectiveness analysis, outcomes research, and health care reform.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Spring 2017


Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
16930 A LEC M 6 - 8:50 p.m. Farber 182 Ludwig, Walter

MGH 634LEC Health Policy in the US

Examines the potential role and recent use of epidemiological findings in formulating public health policy related to treatment and prevention of diseases, and health manpower issues. Focuses on epidemiological evidence for and against specific policy positions and implementations of public health measures.

Credits: 3
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
24234 F1H LEC M 3 - 5:50 p.m. Farber 182 Cao, Ying

Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11664 S1H LEC W 11:30 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. Farber 182 Yates, Jerome W

MGH 647TUT Supervised Research

Credits: 6
Semesters offered: Fall 2017 | Spring 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12449 F2H TUT ARR Arr Arr Zielinski, Lawrence J
12344 F1H TUT ARR Arr Arr Unknown

Spring 2017 (01/30/2017 - 05/12/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
11665 S1H TUT ARR Arr Arr Unknown

MGH 692SEM Topics Health Care Mgmt

Credits: 3
Semesters offered:


  • LAW 606: Introduction to Health Law
  • An equivalent course approved by the chair of the MBA/MS Program Committee