Degree Programs:

School of Business

Graduate Courses

  • PAHM-H 509 Financial Management Principles of Healthcare (3 cr.) Provides knowledge of corporate finance practice in health care organizations. Establishes an understanding of the basic elements of financial theory used to address service expansion or contraction, capital investment issues, developing business plans and working capital management.
  • PAHM-H 514 Health Economics (3 cr.) Examines the principles and applications of economic analysis in the health field; the economist's approach to health care issues, and provides insights offered by economic analysis of specific health issues and problems.
  • PAHM-H 515 Seminar in Health Policy: Special Topic (3 cr.) Exploration of health policy topics from economic, financial, sociological, political and psychological perspectives. Analytical paradigms are applied to organizational or macro-policy making issues that vary in response to changing environments.
  • PAHM-H 612 Marketing for Health Services Delivery (3 cr.) The course provides a working knowledge and the skills required to market health services. Health institution-based projects are emphasized.
  • PAHM-H 628 Health Care Information Systems (3 cr.) A study of the terminology, technology, and application of information systems in various health care settings. Topics include the gathering, organization, storage, and retrieval of complex data banks, as well as assessment of health service data needs and considerations in developing information systems. Includes many computer-based exercises.
  • PAHM-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.) Analysis of concepts, methods, and procedures involved in managing public organizations. Problems of organization, planning, decision making, performance evaluation, and management of human resources are considered. Cases are drawn from a variety of public services found at federal, state, and local levels of government.
  • PAHM-V 504 Public Organizations (3 cr.) This course focuses on the behavior and theory of public organizations in four areas: (1) individual and groups in public organizations; (2) the design of public organizations; (3) organization environment relations, and (4) inter organizational relations.
  • PAHM-V 506 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making (3 cr.) Non-calculus survey of concepts in probability, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Applications of contingency table analysis and analysis of variance, regression, processing of data emphasized.
  • PAHM-V 509 Administrative Ethics in Public Sector (3 cr.) Ethical conduct in the public sector is examined. Topics covered could include personal ethical responsibility, deception, corruption, code of ethics, policy making, morality, politics, and whistle bowling. Case studies and media materials will be used to illustrate these and other such issues affecting the workplace.
  • PAHM-V 512 Public Policy Process (3 cr.) An examination of the role of the public affairs professionals in policy processes. Focuses on relationships with political actors in various policy areas.
  • PAHM-V 517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.) This course focuses on applications of the principles and concepts of intermediate microeconomic theory and managerial economics to public-sector management decisions and policy analysis. The course utilizes case studies with the goal of giving students opportunities to recognize the economic dimensions inherent in the public policy problems and to develop an analytical problem solving orientation.
  • PAHM-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.) P: PAHM-V 521. An examination of nonprofit organizations and their role in society. Management issues and public policy affecting these organizations are discussed. Primary emphasis is upon U.S. organizations, but attention is given to the global nature of the sector.
  • PAHM-V 540 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.) Explanation of law in society and its influence on public-sector operations. Examination of some of the central substantive areas of the study of law, including regulatory processes, administrative adjudication, the Administrative Procedures Act, ombudsmen, and citizens’ rights, among others.
  • PAHM-V 543 Health Services Management (3 cr.) A course that integrate theory and application with respect to management of health service organizations. Emphasis on the role of managers and management within formal health service organizations. Current management and organization theories are applied to an understanding of health care delivery settings.
  • PAHM-V 550 Topics in Public Affairs (3 cr.) Selected research and discussion topics organized on a semester-by-semester basis usually with significant student input in the course design.
  • PAHM-V 557 Proposal Development and Grant Administration (3 cr.) This course provides the opportunity for each student to develop a complete proposal through participation in the entire grant application process. The integration of case studies, visual media, printed materials, and class discussions provides students with practical knowledge for writing successful proposals.
  • PAHM-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.) The fiscal role of government in a mixed economy; sources of public revenue and credit; administrative, political revenue and credit; administrative, political, and institutional aspects of the budget and the budgetary process; problems and trends in intergovernmental fiscal relations.
  • PAHM-V 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.) Analysis of the structure, operations, and design of public personnel systems, including government agencies and public enterprise. Relationships between public policy and personnel concepts, values, and operations considered.
  • PAHM-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.) Examination of how the program of public agencies is proposed, established, operated, and evaluated. Discussion of the role and conduct of research in the program evaluation process. In addition, techniques of effective evaluation and analysis are discussed.
  • PAHM-V 566 Executive Leadership (3 cr.) The course offers an in-depth examination of factors that contribute to successful executive leadership practices in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include what leadership is, what impact leadership has, and how leaders use various approaches and powers to achieve their goals.
  • PAHM-V 585 Practicum in Public Affairs (1-9 cr.) Students hold work assignments with public agencies. Grading is on an S/F basis.
  • PAHM-V 631 Health Planning (3 cr.) A workshop in analysis and use of health data in a planning context. Course deals with the planning process and methods with an emphasis on systems theory. Class project or plan is developed and presented and defended in a simulated public hearing format.

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