Learning Goals

Master of Science in Healthcare Management

Learning Goal 1- Healthcare Systems and Policies

Understand and analyze evolving healthcare systems, health policy, and resource allocation and their impact on healthcare strategy, decisions, and operations. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Describe specific and relevant stakeholders in the healthcare system and define their stakes. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe and assess how those stakeholders operate in a mutually influencing system. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Analyze the potential short-and long-term implications (intended and unintended) of healthcare policy and operations decisions. 

Learning Goal 2-Strategic Decisions

Analyze complex and ambiguous issues in healthcare and reason toward solutions that improve outcomes. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Identify and define problems with consideration of uncertainties and risks. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Critically evaluate information. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Make decisions and evidence-based recommendations that improve outcomes. 

Learning Goal 3- Awareness

Assess the emotional state of one's self, understand one's impact on others, and act to promote a strengths-based, appreciative climate. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Reflect on and assess one's own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drivers, values, and goals and analyze how they impact others. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe complex organizational situations from multiple perspectives. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Identify strengths and consider perspectives of others to build relationships. 

Learning Goal 4: Communication and Audience Engagement

Communicate with clarity, brevity, and insight

  • Learning Objective 1: Demonstrate a thorough consideration of context, purpose, and audience. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Present a message that is clear, concise and insightful. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Present complex information with relevant justification and analysis. 

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

Learning Goal 1: Healthcare Systems and Policies

Understand and analyze evolving healthcare systems, health policy, and resource allocation and their impact on healthcare strategy, decisions, and operations.

  • Learning Objective 1: Describe specific and relevant stakeholders in the healthcare system and define their stakes. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe and assess how those stakeholders operate in a mutually influencing system. 

Learning Goal 2-Strategic Decisions

Analyze complex and ambiguous issues in healthcare and reason toward solutions that improve outcomes. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Identify and define problems with consideration of uncertainties and risks. 

Learning Goal 3- Awareness

Assess the emotional state of one's self, understand one's impact on others, and act to promote a strengths-based, appreciative climate. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Reflect on and assess one's own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, drivers, values, and goals and analyze how they impact others. 
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe complex organizational situations from multiple perspectives. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Identify strengths and consider perspectives of others to build relationships. 

The Healthcare MBA

Learning Goal 1-Systems Thinking

Understand the complex healthcare system across critical domains (social, economic, political, regulatory, etc.) and scales (micro to macro) that influence healthcare policy and operations and apply this understanding to their own professional situation and organization.

  • Learning Objective 1: Identify relevant and specific stakeholders in the healthcare system, articulate their stakes, and illustrate how those stakeholders operate in a mutually influencing system.
  • Learning Objective 2: Analyze the potential short- and long-term implications (intended and unintended) that healthcare policy, finance, and operations decisions have on providing value from multiple stakeholders’ (especially patients’) points of view.
  • Learning Objective 3: Translate and apply their understanding of the complex healthcare system to address specific healthcare organizational, business, and quality issues faced by stakeholders in the healthcare system.

Learning Goal 2-Analysis & Decision Making

Analyze complex and ambiguous issues in healthcare and reason toward solutions that are innovative in healthcare contexts.

  • Learning Objective 1: Craft meaningful and actionable problem statements with strong consideration towards diverse stakeholders.
  • Learning Objective 2: Systematically gather and methodically analyze primary and secondary data most relevant to the situation. 
  • Learning Objective 3: Thoughtfully design and rigorously evaluate potential solutions.
  • Learning Objective 4: Propose solutions that address the needs of diverse stakeholders and are sensitive to contextual factors. 

Learning Goal 3-Emotional Intelligence for Leadership

Accurately read and regulate one’s own strengths, weaknesses, and emotions; demonstrate awareness and skill in collaborating with others who have different reactions and perspectives.

  • Learning Objective 1: Exhibit awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses in professional environments.
  • Learning Objective 2: Demonstrate the ability to manage one’s behavior appropriately in professional settings.
  • Learning Objective 3: Demonstrate an awareness of the perspectives of others in professional settings.
  • Learning Objective 4: Demonstrate the ability to create positive, productive relationships in professional settings.

Learning Goal 4-Communications

Communicate in a manner that appropriately and thoughtfully informs, influences and inspires diverse stakeholders. 

  • Learning Objective 1: Demonstrate a thorough consideration of context, purpose, and audience in the communication.
  • Learning Objective 2: Present a central message in a clear, concise and convincing manner.
  • Learning Objective 3: Skillfully articulate complex information in a manner that allows the message to be understood by non-healthcare stakeholders.