FIN 5832 Advanced Topics in Healthcare Finance

(3 semester hours credit)

Students explore the challenges and complexities of the healthcare industry. Topics include industry stakeholders, third-party payments, regulations, competitive market forces, increasing capital demand, enterprise risk, and a mixture of government, private, not-for-profit, and investor-owned organizations. Healthcare leaders are faced with managing evolving models of delivery and financing of care, continually rising costs, and a value-based payment system. Students learn agility, strategic vision, and communication skills to understand and analyze the financial implications of the healthcare system, identify strategic financial opportunities and risks, and make sound business decisions to create value. Students examine the healthcare financial environment, industry-specific analytical tools, balance sheet management of both short-term and long-term assets and liabilities, integrated strategic and financial planning, risk management, and ethics. 

Required Course Prerequisite: 5190