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					OAKLAND UNIVERSITY                                                                Graduate Education
GRADUATE COUNCIL                                                                   520 O’Dowd Hall

Modify Approved Graduate Academic Program

The Graduate Council approves all major curriculum changes, deletions and additions to graduate
certificate, graduate degree and doctoral degree programs. Proposals and other actions pertaining to
policies and procedures governing graduate education must be approved by the Council and then submitted
to the Provost, Senate and Board, as applicable, for approval.

Academic units, modifying the curriculum of an existing graduate program or renaming, merging or splitting
a program must submit a proposal to Graduate Council for review and approval. Please complete this brief
proposal and submit an electronic copy to Eilene lohmeier@oakland.edu


□ merge programs               □ split program     X rename program                X     modify program



Effective Term/Year                  Winter 2009


Name of Current Program(s) Executive MBA in Health Care Management


Name of Proposed Program(s) Executive MBA
Masters of Business Administration (degree) no major on diploma



Department (No Specific Department) dept required for courses



College/School School of Business Administration




I certify that the above proposal has been reviewed and approved by the appropriate Department
and College/School committees:



Dept Chair or Director (signature)                  Date          Dept Chair or Director (print)




Dean of College/School (signature)                  Date          Dean of College/School (print)




DECISION OF GRADUATE COUNCIL                        Date
Graduate Council
Executive MBA – graduate program modification


1. List proposed changes related to merging, splitting, renaming or modifying a program.

   1.1    Current academic program(s)

                Executive MBA in Health Care Management

   1.2    Proposed academic program(s) to merge, split or rename. -OR-

          Proposed modification to current program (brief description)

         Our proposed changes include:

         1. Changing the foundation courses from an HCM rubric to a new rubric of MBA.

         2. Removing Health Economics from the foundation courses to an elective in the Health
            Care Management concentration. New

         3. Changing MBA 535 Strategic Management to 2 credit hours instead of 3 credit hours.

         4. Adding MBA 537 Integrative Capstone Project to the foundation courses.

         5. Adding the Information Systems Leadership Concentration to the current EMBA
            foundation.

         6. Adding ISL rubric and adding ISL courses. new

2. Describe the reason(s) for the proposed change.

The overall major reason for the proposed changes is to resurrect the EMBA-HCM program. Four
cohort groups (51 students) have successfully completed the EMBA- HCM program. This current
Fall (2007), we were unable to recruit sufficient number of students to continue the program in its
current form. The proposed changes will allow the program to continue which is important for the
SBA since Health Care is a growing industry and the Health Care concentration is not offered in
the regular MBA program. Health Care Management Concentration 10 credits (major code 3303)

Since the foundation courses will relate to all students in the cohort, they will not have a health
care focus so the HCM rubric is not appropriate and the MBA rubric would be more appropriate.
The basic subject matter, delivery method and prerequisites currently in the HCM core courses
will continue in the MBA core courses.

The addition of the ISL concentration will increase the number of potential candidates qualified
for the program and hopefully the number of interested candidates will increase. The program will
be offered in a more efficient manner as the cohort will be one group of 10 – 25 students for the
foundation courses. ISL Concentration 10 credits (major code 3545)




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3. Current program(s) requirements. (admission requirements, program requirements,
   course offerings, delivery method and advising structure).

   Current Application requirements

   Required application materials include:
   1. Application for Admission to Graduate Study.
   2. Non-refundable application fee. Graduate application fee has been eliminated.
   3. Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended.
   4. Official GMAT scores (for those not holding a graduate degree).
   5. A letter of endorsement from the employer to attend alternate weekend classes on Friday
      afternoons and Saturday. Confirm part of term

   Current Admission requirements

   The EMBA-HCM is selective and limited to an entering class of 30 students per year. The
   requirements for consideration for admission include:

   • a minimum of five years experience in health care or a related field
     for applicants who possess a graduate degree
   • a minimum of five years of administrative/managerial experience
     in health care or a related field for applicants without a graduate degree
   • an undergraduate degree in any discipline
   • employer endorsement to attend alternate weekend classes on Friday afternoons
     and Saturday
   • scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
     taken in the past five years for applicants not holding a graduate degree

   In general, applicants with a total score in the 60th percentile or above on the GMAT,
   placement in the 30th percentile or above in both the verbal and quantitative sections of the
   test, and an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or better will be considered for admission
   with full standing. non-conditional admission. Applicants holding professional medical
   degrees (i.e., M.D., D.O.) will be exempt from taking the GMAT. Applicants with strong letters
   of recommendation from their employers or who have demonstrated the ability to handle such
   a rigorous program may be considered for conditional admission.

   Current Degree Requirements

   The EMBA-HCM is a 39-credit-hour program consisting of traditional MBA courses that have
   been specifically geared toward the health care industry. Coursework in the program consists
   of foundation classes in the functional areas of business, as well as coursework dealing with
   specific issues currently facing health care managers. Classes will be highly interactive and will
   include individual and team projects and presentations. The foundation courses will be similar
   to those offered in the regular MBA program but geared toward managing in the health care
   industry. Students in the program without evidence of the required skills in quantitative
   methods, computer skills and organizational behavior will be expected to complete the
   appropriate workshops in the summer before entering the EMBA-HCM program. The
   workshops in Quantitative Methods, Computer Skills and Organizational Behavior will be
   offered on the same Friday and Saturday schedule as the EMBA-HCM program schedule on
   three weekends during the summer before the EMBA-HCM program starts. A workshop fee
   will be assessed in addition to the program costs.

Executive MBA program                                                    Graduate Program Modification
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   Proposed Degree Requirements

   The EMBA-HCM is a 39-credit-hour program consisting of traditional MBA courses that have
   been specifically geared toward the health care industry. Coursework in the program consists
   of foundation classes in the functional areas of business. Classes are highly interactive and
   include individual/group projects and presentations. The foundation courses are similar to
   those offered in the regular MBA program but geared toward a higher level student who will be
   at executive level within their industry.

   Current Course Offerings - Program of study

   Foundation courses (29 credits)
   Each student expected to complete the following 29 credit hours of foundation coursework:

HCM 504 Statistical Methods                                        3 [MBA]
HCM 512 Financial and Managerial Accounting                        3 [MBA]
HCM 521 Managerial Economics                                       3 [MBA]
HCM 527 Health Economics                                           2 move to elective
HCM 530 Teambuilding, Leadership and Communication                 2 [MBA]
HCM 531 Human Resources Management                                 2 [MBA]
HCM 535 Strategic Management                                       3 [MBA] 2cr
HCM 540 Operations Management                                      2 [MBA]
HCM 545 Health Care Information Systems                            2 [MBA]
HCM 550 Legal and Ethical Issues                                   2 [MBA]
HCM 560 Marketing Management                                       2 [MBA]
HCM 570 Financial Management                                       3 [MBA]
                            Total Foundation credits:       29

Elective courses (10 credits)
Each student will be expected to complete 10 credit hours of elective coursework. The actual
electives chosen will be based upon input from the students in the program, the faculty in the
program, and health care professionals on the EMBA-HCM Advisory Board.

HCM 605 Forecasting in Health Care                                 2
HCM 606 Quality Improvement in Health Care                         2
HCM 612 Cost Management in Health Care                             2
HCM 624 Government Policy in Health Care                           1
HCM 625 International Comparisons in Health Care                   1
HCM 633 Managing Cultural Diversity                                1
HCM 634 Hospital Administration                                    2
HCM 635 Transforming the Health Care Organization                  2
HCM 636 Contract and Negotiation in Health Care                    1
HCM 637 Outcomes Assessment in Health Care                         1
HCM 638 New Ventures in Health Care                                1
HCM 642 Facilities Planning and Evaluation                         1
HCM 643 Project Management in Health Care                          2
HCM 645 Managing Technology in Health Care                         2
HCM 646 Data Warehousing in Health Care                            1
HCM 661 Health Care Marketing and Consumer Satisfaction            2
HCM 662 New Health Care Services Development                       1
HCM 670 Hospital Finance and Managed Care                          3

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   Current delivery method and advising structure

   The EMBA-HCM courses were delivered in a discussion type atmosphere due to the small
   class size (10-15 students). Classes were held every other weekend by full-time faculty of the
   SBA or by adjunct faculty who were experts in the Health Care field. The students progress
   through the program in a cohort. The cohort group was recruited by the Director of the EMBA-
   HCM program and the Coordinator of Graduate Business Programs. There was a close
   relationship between students, the Director, Coordinator and Graduate Business Programs
   Office.


4. Proposed change to the program. (admission requirements, program requirements,
   course offerings, delivery method and advising structure).

   See Attached Catalog Copy for a full description of the modified program.


   Admission Requirement & Program Requirements

   There are no significant changes to the admission requirement or the program requirements.


   Course Offerings

   Student will continue to complete 39 credit hours of course work. The foundation courses will
   continue to include 29 credit hours of foundation course work and 10 credits in electives. There
   are minor changes to the individual foundation courses which include the following:

   1. HCM 527 – Health Economics has been removed from the foundation courses and offered
      as an elective.

   2. MBA 535 - Strategic Management will be a 2 credit hour course.

   3. MBA 537 – Integrative Capstone Project, 3 credit hours, will be added to the foundation
      courses.

   Additional electives in the ISL area will be offered for the Executive MBA student desiring the
   ISL concentration.


   4.1    Please provide a sample program under the proposed requirements.

          See below table for 4.1 and 4.2.




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   4.2     Show how a typical student would progress through the proposed program year
           by year.

2008-2010 Executive MBA Tentative Curriculum

  FALL 08                          Course-Title                  CR-HRS         FRI          SAT
MBA 504        Statistical Methods                                  3            X
MBA 530        Team Building, Leadership and Communication          2                         X
MBA 512        Financial & Managerial Accounting                    3                         X
                                                                    8
WINTER 09
MBA 521        Managerial Economics                                  3                        X
MBA 545        Information Systems                                   2                        X
MBA 570        Financial Management                                  3          X
MBA 531        Human Resource Management                             2                        X
                                                                    10
SUMMER 09
HCM XXX/
MIS XXX        Cohort splits for Electives                          3                         X
MBA 560        Marketing Management                                 2           X
                                                                    5
FALL 09
MBA 540        Operations Management                                2           X
HCM XXX/
MIS XXX        Cohort splits for Electives                          6                         X
                                                                    8
WINTER 10
MBA 535        Strategic Management                                 2           X
MBA 537        Integrative Capstone Project -NEW                  1 (3?)        X
MBA 550        Legal & Ethical Issues                               2                         X
HCM XXX/
MIS XXX        Cohort splits for Electives                          3                         X
                                                                    8

5. Provide a list of all new courses and deleted courses.

Course      Title                                      Credits   Prerequisite   Equivalent    New or delete

HCM 504     Statistical Methods                              3                                Delete
HCM 512     Financial and Managerial Accounting              3                                Delete
HCM 521     Managerial Economics                             3                                Delete
HCM 530     Teambuilding, Leadership and
            Communication                                    2                                Delete
HCM 531     Human Resources Management                       2                                Delete
HCM 535     Strategic Management                             3                                Delete
HCM 540     Operations Management                            2                                Delete
HCM 545     Health Care Information Systems                  2                                Delete
HCM 550     Legal and Ethical Issues                         2                                Delete
HCM 560     Marketing Management                             2                                Delete
HCM 570     Financial Management                             3                                Delete

MBA 504     Statistical Methods                              3                                New

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MBA 512     Financial and Managerial Accounting          3                             New
MBA 521     Managerial Economics                         3                             New
MBA 530     Teambuilding, Leadership and
            Communication                                 2                            New
MBA 531     Human Resources Management                    2                            New
MBA 535     Strategic Management                          2                            New
MBA 537     Integrative Capstone Project               1 (3 ?)                         New
MBA540      Operations Management                         2                            New
MBA 545     Health Care Information Systems               2                            New
MBA550      Legal and Ethical Issues                      2                            New
MBA 560     Marketing Management                          2                            New
MBA 570     Financial Management                          3                            New
ISL604      StrategicPositioning of IT and                2                            New
            Visioning/Leadership
ISL 606     IS Strategy and Information Economics        2                             New
ISL618      IS Strategy and the Future of Work           1                             New
ISL 620     IS Strategy and Enterprise Architecture      2                             New
ISL 625     IT Governance                                2                             New
ISL 630     Global Sourcing Strategies for IT            2                             New
ISL 638     IS Security Fundamentals                     2                             New

ISL 640     IS Security Management and Cases             2                             New
ISL 641     Privacy and IT                               1                             New
ISL 643     Intellectual Property and IT                 2                             New
ISL 680     Special Topics in ISL                        2                             New

ISL 690     Independent Study in Information Systems     3                             New
            Leadership



6. If any resources needed (personnel, FTE academic, facilities or equipment) please
   provide budget. If no resources required, please provide a statement in the proposal.

   No additional resources are needed for the program.

7. Funding sources: state sources, federal funds, and other funds as specified.

   The costs of the program are completely covered by tuition charged for the program.

8. If the program is professionally accredited, identify the accrediting body and
   discuss how the proposed change may affect accreditation.

   The programs within the SBA are accredited by the AACSB-International. The proposed
   change will not affect accreditation.

9. Impact on current students, enrollment, time-to-degree, target audience, faculty
   workload, etc.

   Modifying the program should increase graduate SBA enrollment. Our target audience will
   continue to be health care professionals but the number of prospective students will broaden
   with the additional concentration. All courses taught in the EMBA program are overload so
   there is no impact on a faculty member’s workload.

Executive MBA program                                                  Graduate Program Modification
Proposed Major Code 3901                                             Modify Existing Graduate Program
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10. Provide explanation for how students enrolled in the program prior to effective date of
    any curriculum change may complete their program under old requirements – if so
    desired. The courses required must remain available, or suitable substitutions
    specifically designated.

    Not Applicable.




 Executive MBA program                                              Graduate Program Modification
 Proposed Major Code 3901                                         Modify Existing Graduate Program