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        Through the Physicians Executive MBA, you will have the opportunity to build strong connections of leadership with a cohort as you progress through the academic course model. The curriculum for the Physicians Executive MBA is a lock-step model, designed to provide you with the knowledge to lead business in health care. In the course of your studies, you will also earn a Green Belt in Quality.

        Class of 2024 Curriculum Model
        (Degree Total: 39 hours) 

        • First Year

          FALL 2022
          (6 Total Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7140—Organizational Leadership, Ethics and Change (3)
          Integrated course covering aspects of individual and group behavior and assessment in organizations, effective team building, and leading organizations through change.

          BUSI 7230—Cost Analysis and Systems (3)
          Integrates production and cost theory from economics with managerial and cost accounting theory and systems.


          SPRING 2023
          (9 Total Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7210—Marketing and Consumer Theory (3)
          The course will focus on the foundational concepts related to planning and implementing a marketing strategy in a healthcare organization. Topics will include: target markets, product, price, promotion and distribution issues. A focus of the course will be understanding consumers and providing the appropriate products and services.

          BUSI 7110—Financial Analysis (3)
          This is a "tools" course with an emphasis on financial techniques, calculations and strategy. As such, the course will involve completion of a number of financial problems along with discussion of current issues facing corporations. The topics will cover a range of issues from financial analysis to capital budgeting and capital structure issues.

          BUSI 7220—Information Systems for Competitive Advantage (3)
          The structure of business operations and the role that information technology plays in formulating and implementing strategies for competitive advantage.

           

          SUMMER 2023
          (6 Total Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7130—Strategic Analysis and Competitive Environment (3)
          Integrated course covering business strategy and the external environment in a global context.

          BUSI 7970—Health Care Policy (3)
          This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a general understanding of the U.S. federal policy and legislative rulemaking process as it relates to health care, and in-depth knowledge of selected policy issues that are currently affecting the funding, provision and delivery of healthcare in the United States. Central to the educational experience of this course is a residency in Washington D.C.

        • Year Two

          FALL 2023
          (9 Total Credit Hours)

          FINC 7630—Health Care Finance (3)
          Techniques and analysis of financial management in a healthcare setting. Emphasis on financial planning and forecasting, budgeting, capital investment analysis in the regulated healthcare marketplace.

          BUSI 7120—Quantitative Decision Making (3)
          This is an integrated course in statistical methods and management science. Students become skilled in the application of prominent quantitative methods to business problems. Students also become proficient in spreadsheet analysis and adept at explaining their quantitative results clearly.

          ACCT 6700—Advanced Business Law (3)
          The core purpose of the course is to prepare the student to engage in and understand business transactions, with particular emphasis on how state and federal statutes and regulations are applied to business transactions in the healthcare industry.

           

          SPRING 2024
          (9 Total Credit Hours)

          BUSI 7310—Integrated Business Project & Case Analysis (3)
          Development of competitive advantages in high-technology businesses. Examines product/service innovation and technology development and commercialization strategies, and related issues and processes.

          BUSI 7150—Operations Excellence Through Supply Chain and Quality Management (3)
          The structure of business operations and the role quality management systems, process improvement, and supply chain management plays in formulating and implementing strategies for competitive advantage.

          BUSI 7250—Global Business Experience (3)
          Provides an intensive examination of the international approach to healthcare management and evaluates government supported and privatized healthcare delivery systems.

        • Residencies
          • August 12–17, 2022 Auburn University Campus
          • January 9–13, 2023 Auburn University Campus
          • June 11–14, 2023 Washington, DC
          • August 12–16, 2023 Auburn University Campus
          • January 8–12, 2024 Auburn University Campus
          • March 1–11, 2024 Global Business Experience
          • May 1–5, 2024 Auburn University Campus

           

          * The first date of each residency reflects the day of arrival. Classes will start the following morning. 

          ** Graduation is currently scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, May 4-5, 2024.

          *** Residency dates are subject to change. 

         

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        Joe Collazo

        Joe Collazo

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