2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
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2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Management - Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Competency Based)

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.


The Healthcare Management specialization provides students with an understanding of the structure and components of health services and the health services delivery system in the United States. Coursework offers an opportunity to closely examine the techniques required to develop, manage, and control healthcare finances. Students are also introduced to the terminology, theory, concepts, and techniques used in the accounting and finance functions of healthcare organizations.

Specialization Competencies (9 sem. cr.)

    • HE002 History of the U.S. Healthcare System
      Explain how historic forces have shaped the present-day healthcare system.
    • HE003 Delivery of Services
      Explain the healthcare delivery system in the United States.
    • HE004 Healthcare Funding in the United States
      Explain how healthcare in the United States is funded.
    • HE005 Key Drivers of Change
      Analyze the impact of societal, business, and global trends on the healthcare industry.
    • LE001 Legal Requirements and Ethics
      Summarize legal mandates and ethical principles to address complex challenges, manage risk, and advance organizational integrity.
    • LE002 Healthcare Policy
      Analyze the healthcare policy-making process for improving the health status of populations.
    • LE003 Adapting Internal Policies and Practices
      Adapt internal policies and practices to align with changes to healthcare laws and regulations.
    • LE004 Analyzing Policies from Diverse Perspectives
      Analyze a policy from diverse perspectives held by policymakers, interest groups, healthcare administrators, and other stakeholders to assess impact on an organization.
    • FM004 Economic Concepts in the Healthcare Industry
      Apply key economic concepts and theories in the healthcare context.
    • FM005 Economic Characteristics of the Healthcare Industry
      Apply economic concepts to make recommendations for organizational decisions.
    • FM006 Conduct an Operational Analysis
      Conduct operational analyses to ensure operational efficiency and financial viability.
    • FM007 Analyze Financial Data
      Make recommendations for organizational decisions based on analyses of financial data.