The 48-credit-hour degree program aims at developing a generation of healthcare leaders who are capable of supervising and managing the complex operations at their institutions. The duration of the program is four semesters conducted over a period of two years. Students will be entitled for the degree upon earning the credits pertaining to these courses; attaining a GPA of 3.0 or more in addition to passing the Comprehensive Exam at the conclusion of the program. The degree is accredited by Egyptian Supreme Council for Universities as a professional degree as it suits all professionals who seek mastering their managerial practices irrespective of their educational backgrounds.
Upon the completion of the program, participants will be able to:
First Semester: (12 Credit Hours)
This is a generic course, which demonstrates the basic concepts and essential skills for any successful manager such as supervision, delegation, negotiation, team building, leadership, and effective communication skills. It also gives an introduction to the conceptual framework of organization behavior which focuses on the individuals within organizations as the relevant unit of analysis in addition to studying the nature and relationship among groups and departments that make up those organizations.
This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of financial accounting and reporting. Students will also be introduced to the basic concepts of using and interpreting accounting information within the decision making process. Among the financial topics that will be covered during this course are: Basic Financial Statements, the Accounting Cycle, Management of Assets and Liabilities, Depreciation and Ratio Analysis.
An introductory course covering the basic concepts and tools of Micro & Macro economics in a case study oriented formats. The course exposes the students to topics such as the economic problems, mechanisms of a free market, elasticity’s, production and costs, market structure, overview of macroeconomics, role of fiscal & monetary policies in addition to covering the role of international trade.
The course covers the following topics: Linear equations & straight line. Elasticity, Demand and supply curves Derivatives, Maximum and minimum points and Equilibrium price. Demand curve, variable costs & variable price, Differential equation and investment growth. The course covers also the Mathematical model for relation between investments and rate of interest. Introduction to probability, expected values, random variables, Binomial, Poisson and Normal Distribution, Test of hypotheses, (T test and Chi-Test), Correlation and Regression, Time Series Analysis, Game Theory.
Second Semester: (12 Credit Hours)
This course presents and demonstrates the analytical skills required to perform all the subsequent functions of the human resources profession such as job analysis and design, how to determine the demand and supply factors affecting the labor force in addition to the development of on-job training schemes, hierarchical structures, incentives mechanisms, job appraisal techniques and career planning development.
This course covers the fundamental principles and practices in marketing process and the effect of the marketing environment on different marketing activities. The course presents principles, methods and problems confronting the marketing manager. It also discusses the present-day problems and policies connected with the product, distribution, sales, pricing, promotion and consumer behavior in the context of an integrated marketing strategy with the objective of developing an ideal marketing mix.
An introductory course in Financial Management which addresses topics such as term structure of interest rates, rates of return, bonds & stocks and cost of capital etc. During the course, emphasis will be placed on Financial analysis, planning & Control. Furthermore, capital budgeting techniques will be introduced. The course shows how major financial policies are closely tied to issues concerning the organization and governance of firms operations in addition to covering replacements of equity by debt through leveraged buyouts and other forms of debt financed transactions. It also addresses injection, of substantial new equity, either by restructuring of ownership via a sell-off or initial public offerings as another financial restructuring strategy.
The main goal of the course is to acknowledge students with the basic concepts of the physical resources (mainly machine & material) which can be named generally as Operations management and to show them how to manage them efficiently with the financial resources required. Effective managers must make good choices for their business hence they must realize that the most important part of business management is their awareness of the operations basic concepts. Concepts come from understanding, understanding begins with learning and learning comes from examining credible resources with an open mind. The focus will be on how to improve and increase productivity of operations using different models and techniques that also insure not only quality but long term reliability as well.
Third and Fourth Semesters: (24 Credit Hours)
Eight courses to study during the third and fourth semesters.
Hospital Management Track
Presents an overview of major issues related to the design, function, management, regulation, and evaluation of health insurance and managed care plans. Provides a firm foundation in basic concepts pertaining to private and public sector health insurance/benefit plans, both as provided by employers and government agencies such as Medicaid and Medicare. Key topics include population care management techniques, provider payment, organizational integration, quality and accountability, cost-containment, and public policy. The course makes extensive use of outside experts Course is relevant for management- or policy-oriented students who will be working in, or interrelating with, public and private health insurance plans and organized delivery systems such as HMOs and hospital/physician integrated delivery systems.
This course aims to introduce participants to the role of current Hospital Informatics Technologies and initiatives. To build Knowledge and skills regarding the manner in which ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can be employed to enhance the organization and delivery of efficient and effective healthcare, and to promote population health.
This course introduces concepts, tools, techniques used in quality management in general, and its application to hospital quality settings in order to assure design of services and improve the delivery process with a patient centered focus.
The course begins with an Overview that provides users with an orientation to Monitoring and Evaluation of hospital services Principles. This course teaches the fundamental concepts of coding and documentation for Hospital services, including procedures for assigning the monitoring and evaluation level based on physician documentation. The course focuses on specific type’s services, including Physician Office Services, Physician Hospital Services, Preventive Services, and Critical Care and Emergency Services.
The main goal of the course is to acknowledge students with the basic concepts of the physical resources healthcare facilities and technologies to show how to manage them efficiently with the financial resources required. The focus will be on how to manage the logistics of provided services, improve and increase productivity of operations using different models and techniques that also insure not only quality but long-term reliability as well.
This course, designed for teaches modern managerial finance theories as applied to health services organizations. The curriculum is based on basic accounting and finance principles and seeks to convey an understanding of the major financial issues facing hospitals, such as reimbursement protocol, cost allocation, physician-hospital integration analysis and risk sharing. The growing need of hospitals to have an efficient system to control costs and at the same time maintain quality Modern day hospitals provide a variety of services to patients under one roof. It is akin to a large service organization considering the number of personnel involved and the capital-intensive nature of the business be it the civil structures, operation theatres and equipment, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, resuscitation equipment, gas lines, surgical instruments, consumables, and so on. Moreover, it is a 24×7 operations with people playing a vital role in the wellbeing of the patients in the hospital.
The first part of this course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for business research. It introduces the processes for developing research and considering different research designs and approaches together with statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation. The second part of the course teaches students how to report and present research findings using computer technologies and other presentation aids.
This course is designed to enable students to identify central issues and problems in business organizations to suggest alternative approaches and then present well-supported recommendations for future actions. The course will accomplish these objectives by explaining concepts and theories useful in understanding the strategic management process. The course will cover topics such as characteristics of strategic decisions, strategic decision makers, social responsibility and ethics in strategic management, situation analysis and corporate strategy, business and functional strategies in addition to strategy implementation and control. A case-study oriented approach will be heavily used in this course.