This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||DDBA 8006||Course||Contemporary Challenges in Business||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
Students are provided with a foundation for academic and professional success specific to Walden University and to the requirements for successful participation in the Doctor of Business Administration degree program. The topics covered in this course include change management, crisis management, innovation, and disruptive technology. Students engage in discussion and analyze scholarly literature related to these topics, their personal and professional experiences, and areas of academic interest from a practitioner approach and from a social-change-agent viewpoint. The focus of the course assignments is on the practical application of writing and critical-thinking skills and the promotion of professional business practice and academic excellence. Through their assignments, students emphasize their personal and professional development, including the completion of a personal SWOT analysis and professional development plan.
|Course Code||DDBA 8161||Course||Business Strategy and Innovation for Competitive Advantage||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
Students in this DBA strategy course concentrate on the creation and implementation of business strategies that maximize competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students develop an understanding of why and how individuals and business organizations work together creating sustainable businesses in the global marketplace. They apply models for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of business organizations and identify opportunities and threats resulting from forces shaping the marketplace. Students focus on practical business applications of writing, critical thinking, and classroom engagement in a combination of essay discussions, research assignments, and writing papers to analyze, develop, and defend ideas for strategic and innovative business solutions for sustainability.
|Course Code||DDBA 8560||Course||Seminar in Healthcare Managerial Decision Making||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||DDBA 8561||Course||Seminar in Managing Healthcare Delivery Systems||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
|Course Code||DDBA 8562||Course||Seminar in Law and Ethics in Healthcare Management||Credits||(3 sem. cr.)|
In this seminar, independent scholars examine the application of healthcare policy and economic principles to managerial decision making, including policy development and implementation processes as well as how health policy changes over time. They also explore key policy initiatives related to cost, quality, ethics, and access, and they investigate stakeholders and interest groups involved in the health policy process. Independent scholars devote special attention to how economic principles, such as supply, demand, and market price determination, relate to the structure of the healthcare industry and the distribution of resources and services.
Healthcare delivery is one of the largest industries in the United States. Students in this seminar focus on the components of the health services delivery system, including patients, organizations, professionals, public and private third-party payers, regulators, reimbursement and reimbursement methods, and technology. Students explore the nature of population illness and disease, and they examine the continuum of health services, such as hospitals and hospital systems, ambulatory care services, long-term care services, wellness/prevention services, and community/public health services. In addition, students analyze contextual factors and challenges that are linked to the healthcare delivery system management; they also explore the impact of these challenges on the delivery of services and healthcare management.
Students in this seminar engage in an examination of the key laws, regulations, and court decisions related to healthcare operations, oversight of organizations and practitioners, and the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers and patients. They study laws and regulations governing healthcare providers, the identification of organizational governance issues, fraud and enforcement, and the development of risk management processes and controls. Students also explore key ethical issues underpinning healthcare delivery and management, including patient rights and advocacy.