USC Price School of Public Policy

MHA Specializations

Management, Operations and Leadership

Management, Operations and Leadership

Students specializing management operations and leadership may select courses from one of three clusters: facility management, managed care, or health leadership. These clusters build on the management, operations and leadership courses MHA students take as part of the core.

  • Management, Operations and Leadership Core
    (Required of all MHA students)
    • Human Behavior in Public Organizations (PPD 545)
    • Legal Issues in Healthcare Delivery (PPD 514)
    • Principles of Management (new course)
    • Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations (PPD 515)
    • Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500)

    Students select 8 units from one or two of the following clusters:

    • Facility Management Cluster
      • Management of Long-term Care Organizations (PPD 601)
      • Marketing of Health Services (PPD 603)
      • Seminar in Hospital Administration (PPD 604)
      • Frontline Issues in Health Services Administration and Policy (PPD 605)
      • Physician Practice Management (PPD 609)
      • Cultural Proficiency in Health Management and Policy (PPD 697)
    • Managed Care Cluster
      • Management of Managed Care Organizations (PPD 600)
      • Managed Care Contracting (PPD 610)
    • Health Leadership Cluster
      • Leadership Symposium in Health Management and Policy (PPD 608)
      • Clinical Issues for Managers (PPD 695)