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HA 642

Course Information

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Health Management and Policy

Public Organization Theory and Behavior

This course is an introduction to the disciplines of organization theory and organization behavior and their application in healthcare organization management. It includes the interaction of both external and internal resources and constraints on administrative decision-making processes and a focus on the management challenges presented by organizations, particularly healthcare organizations. Special attention is given to understanding the practice of administration in organizations, the skills needed for effective management, and evolving management approaches (i.e. LEAN). Prerequisites: MHA program status or permission of instructor.