Entrepreneurial Studies 515

Targeted toward graduate students of business as well as those in engineering and scientific disciplines, this elective course is designed to provide students with an introductory overview of the world of venturing - that is, to give students a broad sense of the business fundamentals needed to plan, launch and grow a new startup business.

Health Management and Policy 611

This course explores the foundations of population health informatics, including information architecture; data standards and confidentiality as they pertain to population health management. This course examines key concepts related to registries, electronic health records, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, health promotion, and quality reporting in population health management.

Health Management and Policy 608

This course provides an overview of financial accounting for students interested in health care management and policy.  It is designed to serve the needs of both students who have never had a course in financial accounting (for 2 credits) and students who have had an introductory course in financial accounting but without health care applications (for 1 credit). 

Entrepreneurial Studies 329/629

This course is a practicum, offering an opportunity to apply collective team work of a student/mentor alliance to building a launch pad for a technology-based venture. This course is open to Ross School MBA and BBA students as well as all UM graduate students. Student teams will work with mentors and principal investigators (PI) from UM faculty in the Medical School, College of Engineering and other divisions to build a business and marketing plan for a new technology or invention.

Entrepreneurship 500

Students will learn a wide range of concepts and skills to successfully navigate innovation-focused careers in small, medium, and large businesses and institutions. Students will study intellectual property, market and industry analysis, product-market fit, equity and stock options, program and project management, and communication, securing investment and government funding and more.

Business Econ & Public Policy 608

This course provides an overview of the economics and business of health care.  The main focus will be on the financing and delivery of health services in the United States.  The analysis of each part of the health care system will include a consideration of basic economic issues, key public policies and current market developments.  Particular attention will be paid to health care reform and its implications for consumers, employers, insurers and providers.

Finance 329/629

This course is a practicum, offering an opportunity to apply collective team work of a student/mentor alliance to building a launch pad for a technology-based venture. This course is open to Ross School MBA and BBA students as well as all UM graduate students. Student teams will work with mentors and principal investigators (PI) from UM faculty in the Medical School, College of Engineering and other divisions to build a business and marketing plan for a new technology or invention.

Health Behavior Health Education 679

This course offers an examination of U.S. health inequities from a historical lens and discussion of present-day issues. Through the readings, discussions, and assignments in this class, students will better understand historical policies, events, and movements that have led to health inequities and connect those to contemporary issues in the United States and within the field of public health. The course takes an intersectional perspective to examine health inequities, with a focus on inequities related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

Technology & Operations 616

This course focuses on strategies and tools useful in management of non-repetitive business activities.  Examples of such activities include construction, new product development and market introduction, consulting engagements, and organization restructurings.  Tools to be introduced include work breakdown structure, network representation, PERT/CPM models and analysis, Gantt charts, time and cost models, PM software, and probabilistic analysis.  Strategy considerations covered will include dealing with uncertainty, resource constraints, dealing with shared and requested vs.

Epidemiology 666

Reviews links between health conditions and socioeconomic development in low-income countries and trends in health and development indicators; socio-economic determinants of health, including poverty and income, education, nutrition, fertility, and culture and behavior; impact of globalization in terms of neo-liberal policies, trade and capital flows and the urbanization and their growth of the informal economy; examines the effects of health changes on economic growth and development.

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