Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) - Business Analytics Emphasis
Semester Credit Hours Required
51-60 Semester credit hours required
|Proficiency Courses (may be waived)||0-9|
|Foundations of Health Services|
|Research Methods for Managerial Decision Making|
or BUS 5153
|Research Methods in Business|
|Financial Accounting in Health Care Administration|
|Required Courses for M.H.A. major|
|Health Systems Organization Sequence - 6 SCH|
|HCA 5393||Health Law and Ethics||3|
|HCA 5633||Health Policy Analysis||3|
|Management and Leadership Sequence - 12 SCH|
|HCA 5343||Human Resources Management in Health Care Administration||3|
|HCA 5223||Strategic Planning in Healthcare||3|
|HCA 5933||Capstone in Health Care Administration||3|
|HCA 5883||Professional Portfolio and Healthcare Career Competencies||3|
|Quantitative Methods Sequence - 12 SCH|
|HCA 5443||Operations Analysis in Healthcare Administration||3|
|HCA 5473||Health Information Management||3|
|or CSCI 5103||Fundamentals of Informatics|
|HCA 5483||Population Health Management||3|
|HCA 5493||Performance Measurement and Quality in Health Care Administration||3|
|Finance, Accounting and Economics Sequence - 9 SCH|
|HCA 5533||Management Accounting for Health Care Organizations||3|
|HCA 5543||Health Care Finance||3|
|HCA 5623||Economics of Health Care||3|
|Required Courses for emphasis in Business Analytics|
|BUS 5763||Strategic Information Systems||3|
|BUS 5683||Business Decision Process||3|
|BUS 5693||Enterprise Applications of Business Intelligence||3|
|CSCI 5673||Big Data: Management, Access, and Use||3|
Additional Grading Requirements
In addition to the general University grading requirements, the HCA Program limits the number of courses in which a grade of C is made, in HCA Program specific courses, to two. If a grade of C is made in a third HCA-specific course, then regardless of the cumulative grade point average, the student will be dropped from the HCA Program. Since this is an HCA grading requirement and not a University requirement, the student may choose to apply to another TWU program.
The two C Rule applies even if the student retakes a course in which the initial grade was a C.
Foundation courses are the first level of preparation for specialized study in Health Administration. Applicants may request a waiver of any foundation course by presenting evidence of having completed at least 2 undergraduate or one graduate course in the content area with a grade of B or better. These courses must be completed prior to enrolling in required courses.
Internships and field experiences are available with health care organizations. They are designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge and skills from their course experiences. While an internship or fieldwork is not required, it is strongly recommended for all individuals who lack health care experience or whose experience is primarily technical or clinical. The decision regarding whether the internship or fieldwork should be included as one of the elective courses is made jointly by the faculty advisor and student at the completion of 12 semester credit hours of study. In addition many courses include fieldwork projects, tours and assessments of local health care organizations. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours may be earned in internship or fieldwork and applied toward the degree. In order to receive academic credit for an internship or fieldwork the student must contact his/her faculty advisor and complete the necessary documentation with the HCA internship/fieldwork coordinator prior to applying or accepting an internship or fieldwork assignment.
Each student is required to develop and maintain a professional portfolio documenting the attainment of goals and skills acquired in the course of their graduate study. This portfolio and student goals are developed jointly by the student and advisor. The portfolio is to be reviewed periodically with the advisor. Students must enroll in HCA 5883 during their final semester to complete their portfolios.
Some courses in the program may be delivered in a non-traditional distance learning format. As a result, student involvement on campus will vary depending on method of delivery.