The program consists of 16 courses representing 37.0 credit hours. Courses are offered in the evenings to accommodate working engineers and are taught at both institutions. Students may enroll as full or part-time students. Full-time students can complete the program in three semesters. The program includes courses in healthcare technologies management and in business/management. All business courses are taught as part of the MBA program at Marquette University. One technical elective and one professional development elective are also required and are chosen according to the student's interests and career goals.

Healthcare Technologies Management courses

Survey of Biomedical Engineering Technology
3 credits

Review of technologies employed in medicine for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of chronic and acute diseases, as well as hospital support. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the operating principles, economic aspects, and purposes of healthcare technologies in clinical care.

Environment of Healthcare Delivery
2 credits

Review of current models for healthcare delivery (e.g. fee for service, modified fee for service, managed care, capitated care, IPOs, HMOs), and the ascendancy/descendency of various models in different geographic regions and in response to economic incentives.

Biomedical Technology Assessment
3 credits

An introduction to quantitative assessment of healthcare technologies encompassing retrospective and prospective approaches. Topics include the history, development, and adoption of technologies and the evaluation of efficacy, safety, financial costs, healthcare quality, effectiveness, and clinical outcomes. Case studies presenting the breadth of classic and current work in healthcare technology assessment are covered.

Biomedical Technology Standards and Regulations
2 credits

Overview of standards and regulations that impact the development, acquisition, and management of health care technologies. Discusses international technical standards, consensus technical standards, and FDA regulations regarding the manufacture, distribution, and use of medical devices. Examines how standards and regulations affect medical technologies at all stages of maturation, from prototype development, through testing, marketing, customer use, and into obsolescence. Examines how these standards and regulations affect technology viewed from different perspectives based on what a technology is (e.g. physical device or drug, information, and knowledge) and what technology causes in the adopting organizations (e.g. change, new processes).

Ethics of Technology Utilization
1.5 credits

Ethics applied to the utilization and management of healthcare technologies in a patient-care setting, including topics such as beneficence, nonmaleficence, quality-cost, resource allocation and personal-public conflicts, technology diffusion models and controls, clinical research and research integrity, and patient rights and confidentiality.

Management of Medical Product Development
2 credits

Design, testing, regulatory, and legal requirements will be presented along with project evaluation and management methods. Issues involving management of the product development process will be emphasized.

Seminar: Special Topics in Healthcare Technologies Management
1.0 credit

Speakers from clinical, industrial, and consulting fields will present seminars covering timely topics relevant to the management of healthcare technologies.

Independent Study in Healthcare Technologies Management
3 credits-spans three semesters-1 credit/semester

During the first semester, students will identify an independent study project or internship involving the management of healthcare technologies, and present it to the faculty for approval. Project selection will be based on the career goals and interests of the student. Faculty and industry/hospital advisors will be available to assist students. Projects will be completed during the third semester and a final report will be presented to the faculty. 

Business/Management Courses

MBA 6020. Business Essentials: Accounting, Economics and Finance. 4.5 cr. hrs. 
Study of understanding, analyzing and using relevant information for basic management decision making. Accomplished by looking at business decisions from three different fields: Accounting, Economics and Finance. From each field, the intention is to present the basic tools used to model and inform decisions as well as an overview of what expectations you can have of these business areas. Prereq: Admitted to graduate BUAD; HCTM, NURS; MBA 6010; or cons. of M.B.A. prog. dir.

MBA 6030. Business Essentials: Marketing, IT and Operations and Supply Chain. 4.5 cr. hrs. 
Essential topics and skills in the areas of marketing, information technology and operations and supply chain management. Includes a mix of in-class meetings and online activities and participation. Utilizing case studies, projects and team-based activities, students learn relevant concepts and skills that are integrated across the three areas. After successful completion, students have a sufficient base in these business disciplines as well as a necessary foundation for future courses in marketing, information technology and operations and supply chain management. Prereq: Admitted to graduate BUAD, HCTM and NURS; MBA 6010; or cons. of M.B.A. prog. dir.

MBA 6140. Leading People and Change. 1.5 cr. hr. 
Introduces concepts for understanding and managing human behavior in organizations. Topics include: individual differences, motivation, group/teamwork, national and organizational culture, as well as organizational change. Emphasis is on applying these concepts to real-world organizational challenges through leadership and human resource management skills. Students leave with a set of tools for enhancing key performance indicators and success in their own organizations. Prereq: Admitted graduate ACCO, BUAD, CCOM, ECON, HCTM, HURE and LEDR; or cons. of M.B.A. prog. dir.

MBA 6160. Leadership Coaching and Development. 1.5 cr. hr. 
Helps identify and understand ones leadership style and the styles of others throughout their career. Assess personal leadership characteristics such as personality traits, values, competencies, and communication and conflict handling styles in order to identify current strengths and opportunities for future growth. The objective is to advance leadership capacity through heightened self-awareness achieved by examination, reflection and feedback. Exposure to both values-based leadership theories and applied ethical frameworks provide a foundation for developing a personal leadership development plan. Prereq: Admitted to graduate ACCO, BUAD, CCOM, ECON, HCTM, HURE and LEDR; or cons. of M.B.A. prog. dir.

MBA 6110. Strategic Management Introduction. 3 cr. hrs. 
Presents frameworks and tools for formulating successful strategies. Focuses on identifying and analyzing the internal and external sources of competitive advantage available to the firm and on developing strategies to access these sources of profitability. Strategy is viewed as a link between the firm and its environment. Implies that there are two primary areas of analysis: the external industry environment of the firm and the internal environment of the firm (the resources and capabilities it possesses). Prereq: Admitted to graduate ACCO, BUAD, CCOM, ECON, HCTM, HURE and LEDR; MBA 6010MBA 6020 and MBA 6030; or cons. of M.B.A. prog. dir.

Recommended Full-Time Track

Fall Semester

Survey of Biomedical Engineering Technology 3.0
Elective 3.0
MBA 6020 or MBA 6030 4.5
Special Topics in Healthcare Technologies Management 1.0
Applied HTM Project 1.0
Total: 12.5

Spring Semester

Biomedical Technology Assessment 3.0
Environment of Healthcare Delivery 2.0
Elective 3.0
MBA 6020 or MBA 6030 4.5
Applied HTM Project 1.0
Total: 13.5


Summer Semester

Biomedical Technology Standards and Regulations 2.0
Ethics of Technology Utilization 1.5
Management of Medical Product Development 2.0
MBA 6140 or MBA 6160 1.5
MBA 6110 3.0
Applied HTM Project 1.0
Total: 11.0
  • Electives may be taken in the summer semester, if available.
  • Students with graduate engineering coursework or degrees may replace electives with courses in other areas (with prior approval).