Fall - Year One
Healthcare Analytics Fundamentals
The Healthcare Analytics Fundamentals course provides fundamental knowledge and skills
in several major areas of healthcare and business data analytics in a modular format.
Several modules that emphasize healthcare analytics as well as data fundamentals,
concepts, and problems are used and include - Healthcare Analytics Concepts, Problems,
and Management; Intermediate & Advanced Spreadsheet Topics; Relational Databases &
SOL; and Introductory Programming with Python. Prerequisite: Program Director permission.
Decision Support and Analytics
Analysis of the highest level of information support for the manager-user. A study
of systems providing analytics-based information derived from databases within and/or
external to the organization and used to support management in the decision making.
Application of tools in business analytics, problem solving, and decision making.
Prerequisite: MIS Director approval. (ISYS 5503)
Spring - Year One
Data Management Systems
Investigation and application of advanced database concepts include database administration,
database technology, and selection and acquisition of database management systems.
Data modeling and system development in a database environment. (ISYS 5833)
Seminar in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
Business intelligence focuses on assessing and creating information and knowledge
from internal and external sources to support business decision making process. In
this seminar, data mining and information retrieval techniques will be used to extract
useful knowledge from data, which could be used for business intelligence, and knowledge
management. Pre- or Corequisite: ISYS 5833 or equivalent. (ISYS 5843)
Summer - Year One
An introduction to enterprise resource planning systems. Students should gain an understanding
of the scope of these integrated systems that reach across organizational boundaries
and can change how a company does business. Implementation issues are covered, including
the importance of change management. (ISYS 5213)
Fall - Year Two
Healthcare Business Analytics I
Fundamentals of healthcare analytics to include data patterns, forecasting techniques,
and linear prediction models, including theoretical and mathematical study of assumptions
in model building. Prerequisite: ESRM 5303, ISYS 5503, ISYS 5833, and ISYS 5843, or
permission of the instructor.
Practicum Seminar I
This course is designed to introduce and engage the student in the practice, application,
and problem solving in the business environment. Hands-on application of a business
problem. Students will gain experience working on, making decisions about, and developing
solutions for business applications. Topics include but not limited to analytics,
data, and information technology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and MIS Director
Spring - Year Two
Healthcare Business Analytics II
Intermediate healthcare analytics to include categorical analyses and logistic regression
for binary and polytomous models applied to healthcare. Prerequisite: ESRM 5823 or
instructor permission. (ESRM 5853)
Practicum Seminar II
Part-Time Program: Designed for Working Professionals
The Walton part-time M.H.B.A. is designed for working professionals. Once information
systems proficiency is demonstrated (Information Systems and Business Analytics Toolkit),
the program can be completed by taking six hours a semester for five semesters (21
Courses are taught through a blended-delivery format with both face-to-face and online
components, so students are in class only one Saturday per month. We work hard to
simplify the logistics of returning to school so that you can focus on learning. Additionally,
many employers offer tuition reimbursement programs, so check with your HR department
to see if this great benefit is available.
Requirements for Master of Healthcare Business Analytics
Students must apply to and meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School
of Business and be admitted by the departmental admissions committee.
Requirements for the Master of Healthcare Business Analytics Degree:
Students whose previous studies have fulfilled requirements of the common body of
knowledge in business and analytics will be required to complete a minimum of 30 hours
of graduate work. The required common body of knowledge for the Healthcare Business
Analytics degree includes fundamental business and economics concepts as well as fundamental
knowledge of statistics. The M.H.B.A. degree considers work experience an integral
part of the curriculum and recommends that students work/intern for up to one year
in a position (or positions) which allow for the practical application of the theoretical
principles taught in courses.
Students will have the ability to apply healthcare business analytics, machine learning
methods, prescriptive models, and computing to identify, assess, and seize the opportunity
for data-driven value creation in the private and public sectors. The Master of Healthcare
Business Analytics Degree is a non-thesis degree program. The comprehensive exam will
be a component of ISYS 599V Practicum Seminar.
Students who hold non-immigrant status in the United States in the F-1 or J-1 categories
are responsible for coordinating any necessary authorization for employment with the
Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS). F-1 and J-1 students are strongly
advised to discuss training options with the M.H.B.A. program director and the ISS
office early in their program, and to make themselves aware of limitations and restrictions
related to F-1 or J-1 employment authorization benefits.