MBA Curriculum Practice Management Concentration
Year 2 Semester 2
This course is a general introduction into small business management. It will include the topics related to the disciplines associated with managing a small business including all that is associated with the startup of a small business. Topics include ownership structures; entry into the competitive, economic, and social environment; developing a business plan and associated strategies; marketing and selling the product or service; accounting, finance and financing; tax strategies; operations; risk and insurance; legal issues; ethics; and human resources. Students will analyze and evaluate current chiropractic practices and small businesses in the healthcare field and apply management strategies through individual and group case scenarios in order to be successful small business owners.
Business Promotion and Leadership Skills is a general introduction into the disciplines of marketing, patient billing, human resources, and effective communication strategies within the practice/small business setting. Students will learn important business concepts for use in the practice related to proper insurance/cash billing and coding, how effectively market and to monitor the success of the marketing strategies used, staff management (HR) policies and skills, and proper internal and external office communication strategies . Students will learn from real-world examples of current practices and small businesses in the healthcare field and apply these concepts through individual and group learning and assessment strategies.
Year 3 Semester 1
This course provides the student the basic structure of a corporate compliance program including laws and penalties surrounding compliance and monitoring/auditing practices. The course will identify areas of concern and risk for various healthcare settings. Must be taken after core courses are completed.
This capstone course is designed to be the final integrative experience for graduating MBA students. This course requires students to synthesize knowledge from past concepts, theory, and methods that integrate all functional areas of business. This integrative learning experience will align with the individual student’s program concentration interest. The capstone learning experience will have a special emphasis on the use of concentration mentors, as project coaches.
Prerequisite: Completion of all core and concentration coursework. Enrollment must occur in final term of enrollment.