Courses

The MS in Health Law and Strategy program is a 30-credit one-year MS management degree for professionals, incorporating both online courses and blended-learning modules.

Over a 12-month period, participants will attend three three-day residential sessions*. Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats. Semesters are divided into three phases: online introduction, in-class residency*, and online implementation.

Residency Dates for Class of 2024*

  1. Fall 2023
  2. Spring 2024
  3.  Summer 2024

Capstone presentations and Graduation: August 2024*

Final dates TBD.

*Please note that dates are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

Below, indicative courses are listed by semester:

Semester I: Analyzing Health Law, Strategy, and Economics 

Understanding the Legal Environment: US and International Perspectives

An overview of the legal system in the United States. 

This course will provide an overview of the legal system in the United States, including an overview of the US Constitution, federalism, the structure and function of courts, sources of legal authority, and common law methodology. Concurrently, the course also considers the way in which the legal system in other developed countries address some of the same issues faced by the United States, with a focus on modules that might inform future legal or regulatory developments in the U.S.

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Healthcare Economics

Core microeconomic theories and concepts and their application for healthcare organizations.

This course teaches students how to use core microeconomic theories and concepts to develop effective strategies for healthcare organizations and to understand the implications of government healthcare policies.

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Integrative Seminar: Equity and Ethics in Healthcare Law and Strategy*

Current and future equity and ethical issues in health law and strategy.

The integrative seminar on equity and ethics in healthcare law and strategy examines current and future equity and ethical issues along the healthcare continuum from which new obligations and business opportunities, and from which competitive advantage may be derived.

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Legal Considerations in Business Relationships

An exploration of law governing relationships between constituencies that make up the corporation.

This course examines the laws governing the relationships between the different constituencies that make up the corporation, focusing on the laws governing shareholders, directors, and officers of publicly held corporations.

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Semester II: Navigating the Healthcare Landscape: Regulation Policy, and Financing 

Healthcare Finance for Strategic Decision-Making

Finance applied to strategic decision-making in healthcare organizations.

The course focuses on long-term financing, capital investment, and corporate finance as applied to healthcare organizations’ strategic decision-making across the sector. The course emphasizes risk as an integral part of strategic financial planning. 

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Health Policy: An Immersive Experience*

Major health policy issues and the role of government in the healthcare system.

This course examines major health policy issues and the role of government in the healthcare system. An essential focus of the course is policy analysis in forming and implementing national and local health policy. The course will also focus on the interactions between federal, state, and local policy domains. The course examines how managers and organizations can adapt operating practices to respond to (and even leverage) policy change.

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Health Law and Regulation

Overview of legal and ethical issues that healthcare professionals encounter in the United States healthcare system.

This course explores the legal and ethical issues that healthcare professionals encounter in the United States healthcare system. Students will gain the ability to analyze legal and ethical issues in healthcare by engaging in interactive discussions and informative research. This course explores how healthcare regulation may help or hinder three major health policy goals: increasing access, reducing cost, and improving quality.

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Semester III:  Leading TechnologyInnovation, and Integrated Solutions 

Information and Technology in Healthcare Law

The growing involvement of the federal government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations.

This course describes the growing involvement of the federal government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations. 

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Healthcare Innovation Colloquium

Legal aspects of promoting creativity, invention, and new technology in the healthcare realm. 

This course focuses on different aspects of the law’s role in promoting creativity, invention, and new technology, and in this instance within the healthcare realm.

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Strategy and Enterprise Risk Management*

An introduction to the essential tools and theories needed to lead change, think strategically in complex business situations, and provide analytical and technological solutions that mitigate risk across the enterprise.

This course will introduce students to the essential tools and theories needed to lead change, think strategically in complex business situations, and provide analytical and technological solutions that mitigate risk across the enterprise.

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Capstone: Culminating Experience*

An interactive law and strategy exercise that requires students to work in groups to address a present-day challenge under real-world pressures and constraints.

The Capstone Culminating Experience is an interactive law and strategy exercise that requires students to work in groups to address a present-day challenge under real-world pressures and constraints: tight deadlines, uncertainty and ambiguity, and information asymmetries. Groups will prepare and present their findings and recommendations to a panel of content experts for review and feedback.

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*Due to COVID-19 and resulting travel restrictions, future in-person residencies may be converted to remote instruction. We will share more information as it becomes available.