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Administration of Complex Health Care Systems




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Course level: Doctorate Courses

Students will focus on administration of complex health systems rather than singular organizations. Topics include organizational analysis, strategic planning, multi-organizational management issues, and evolving governance structures. Students are expected to discuss and critically analyze theories and methods in health care administration. This course is intended to serve as an arena for discussion and inquiry regarding both current and historical issues in strategic decision-making at the policy and the organizational level.


This doctorate level course requires proof of completion of a Master's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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  • Analyze the structure and dynamics of health care organizations through the lens of systems thinking and complex adaptive systems.
  • Evaluate organizational theories and methods that are applied to assess and manage constant change, chaos, and the dynamic structures of the complex health care system.
  • Embrace creative systems thinking and innovation strategies and techniques to effect change and improve performance of the complex health care system (at micro and macro levels).


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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