MM with Senior Care Management Concentration

  • Credits: 37-46
  • Degree:
    Master of Management

Program Description

The Master of Management program provides leadership and management skills and an introduction to the best of current industry practices in private, public and non-profit organizations.

Students in the Senior Care Management concentration will obtain in-depth knowledge of the social and psychological aspects of aging and the care needs of the elderly while also acquiring competence in the practical aspects of managing senior care organizations. Courses are taught by faculty practitioners who have years of real-world experience in managing senior care organizations.  Work experience in senior care or health care is required to enter this program as it builds on the student’s prior knowledge.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Management program with Senior Care Management concentration will:                

  • develop strong communication, analytical, research and decision-making skills
  • learn to manage themselves and their own professional development, and to  manage and lead others
  • have the ability to use and understand the role of technology in organizations
  • learn to manage human, financial and informational resources
  • understand how to foster change and innovation and value and promote diversity in organizations
  • understand the global, social and environmental context of management and the importance of ethical and socially responsible decision-making
  • have an understanding of the long-term care needs of the rapidly aging population
  • understand resident care and facility management
  • comprehend reimbursement methods, fiscal management, budgeting and accounting, marketing, leadership and human resource management
  • grasp the legal, regulatory and ethical aspects of caring for the elderly

Careers

Graduates are trained for advancement into supervisory and management positions in, nursing homes and home health care agencies, retirement homes and assisted living facilities, physician practices, public health agencies, and community health centers that specialize in the delivery of care to the elderly.

Nurses, mental health, and social workers will gain the skills required to manage their agencies or departments. Professionals working in other areas of health care may be able to move into supervisory and managerial positions.

Curriculum


Management Seminar and Project
12
Credits
Introductory Seminar
MMG 690 1 credit(s)
Formerly MMG500 The purpose of the seminar is to introduce participants to the resources of the College, provide a coherent overview of the philosophy of the program, and review the benefits and the rationale of the academic model. The course also will focus on self-assessment and goal-setting to assist the student in developing his or her academic and professional development plan.
Management Seminar I: Self-Diagnosis and Goal Setting
MMG 691 2 credit(s)
The Management Seminar serves as a learning laboratory for students to develop, integrate and demonstrate competencies in personal, professional and academic development. It provides an opportunity for students to test and apply learning in a practical and experiential context and to integrate experience and theory. In the first semester students self-diagnose their academic and managerial skills and develop academic and professional goals and plans. They also develop skills at being effective members of a learning community and explore topics and ideas for their Independent Learning Projects.
Management Seminar II: The Manager as Team Developer and Leader
MMG 692 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on the manager as a leader and developer of people and teams. Students develop important cognitive and affective skills: developing people, peer relationships, working with others, and resolving conflict. The seminar also helps the student learn how to leverage the diversity in teams and how utilize team resources effectively.
Management Seminar III: Continuous Improvement, Lifelong Learning and
MMG 693 2 credit(s)
This seminar focuses on developing and demonstrating enhanced skills and on present and future employability. Students assess their learning and benchmark them against standards in their professional field. Students learn and practice networking skills to develop and expand their connections within their professional field and learning community.
Management Seminar IV: Current Issues in Management
MMG 694 2 credit(s)
This is the final seminar of the management seminar series. Students integrate their learning from courses and research and update their knowledge through the examination of topics that reflect current issues and trends in management. The seminar is conducted with the help of several guest speakers/faculty.
Independent Learning Project: Management
MMG 800 3 credit(s)
This comprehensive final project is focused on a topic in a student’s concentration. The Management Seminar and the Seminar Leader provide direction and support for the project. The project demonstrates ability to define a problem, use appropriate resources, collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and organize the written report.
Management Core Courses
9
Credits
Foundations of Management
MMG 511 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG503). This course provides an overview of the field of management and establishes a foundation and common vocabulary for future course work. It emphasizes the functions of planning, organizing, directing and controlling. The course assumes students have limited academic knowledge of management theory, and some experience in real world management situations to bring into the classroom. In each session the class explores some aspects of management in theoretical terms and then focuses on application of the theory to the practical problems facing managers.
Organizational Environment
MMG 512 3 credit(s)
(Formerly MMG502). This course provides an overview of the external and internal environment of organizations. It helps students understand the resource, market, technological, economic, and socio-political context of the organization, and the impact of multiple stakeholders on its goals and decision-making processes. It examines organizational architecture and dynamics from the structural, human resource, political and symbolic perspectives. The course draws on theories and research on organizations, including topics such as motivation, leadership, and organizational change and development. The intent of the course is to provide students with the theoretical base to better understand organizational behavior, and to equip them with tools to analyze and improve upon their own managerial practice.
Research Methods for Managers
MMG 517 3 credit(s)
(Replaced MMG501) This course helps students understand the role of research in the management decision making process and in the development of business plans and strategies. It helps students become familiar with the research process and with a variety of business research tools and techniques. Students learn how to define a problem and write good research questions, determine what tools and techniques are appropriate for different kinds of problems, find information sources and assess their reliability, and critically analyze information. They also learn how to present the results of research in appropriate output formats. This course helps students with their independent learning projects.
Senior Care Management Courses
16
Credits
Biopsychosocial Dimensions of Aging
CCP 600 3 credit(s)
Students explore the biology, psychology and sociology of aging, with an emphasis on how these issues manifest in clinical settings. Students will explore the biology of aging, including “normal aging,” common physical changes, medical conditions, and related functional impairment. Psychosocial issues will also be addressed, including multigenerational family dynamics, aspects of adult development (e.g. generativity, successful aging), and common late-life stressors (e.g. financial strain, bereavement, housing changes). This course will also explore sociocultural trends in aging such as cohort differences between generations, multicultural concerns, ageism and discrimination. Students will also obtain an overview of public health policy, advocacy and case management, as they relate to counseling work with older adults. Includes the fundamental occupational tasks of assessment, case presentation, case collaboration, team membership and client interaction.
Health Care Services for the Elderly
MHC 761 3 credit(s)
This course outlines the interface of gerontolgy--the study of human aging, and elder care services--the caring for this population. It will review care provided to seniors within a variety of institutional settings, as well as outpatient and home care services. The course provides a comprehensive overview of programs, policies and services, and examines the issues, challenges and dilemmas of confronting the provision of health care services to the elderly.
Nursing Home Adminstration
MHC 762 3 credit(s)
This course is an introduction to long term care nursing home administration. It introduces the student to the industry, to facility management, to senior populations and to the variety of issues confronting the industry today. These include nursing, resident-centered care and quality of life, facility management, fiscal management and human resources, leadership, and regulatory requirements and accreditation. The content will prepare the student to take the NHA-LTC test.
Financial Management in Healthcare
MHC 725 3 credit(s)
This course prepares health care managers to participate effectively in financial decision making within health care organizations. It focuses on how to use financial and program data to effectively analyze costs of programs and departments. Financial accounting, managerial accounting, and contemporary financial concepts are introduced. Special attention is given to Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, managed care, and government funding.
Health Care Policy and Ethics
MHC 750 3 credit(s)
This course gives an overview of policy development at the organizational, local and national levels. Students assess the influence of actors, arenas, and socio-historical trends on health care policy. They explore ethical principles and how they are infused into all aspects of health care and health care management.
Legal Aspects of Aging
CCP 610 1 credit(s)
Legal Aspects of Aging - 1 credit. This course is restricted to students in the Geriatric Mental Health option. It is not a workshop and cannot be substituted for other course work. This survey course provides an overview of planning for aging and death. The counselor will become familiar with the legal aspects of aging and necessary preparation. A brief overview of the legal documents necessary to protect the elder client including advanced directives, health care proxies, durable powers of attorney, wills, trusts, state and federal assistance programs and protective services.
Program Prerequisites
0-9
Credits

1-3 additional courses required if assessments indicate need.

Business Communication
MMG 501E 3 credit(s)
This course is focused on the communication, analysis and presentation skills necessary for success in the U.S. and global business environment. Using a variety of materials, including articles from newspapers, videos and podcasts of business topics, and cases, students will develop their reading, listening, critical thinking, and oral and written communication skills. Students will be exposed to issues facing managers in today's environment and gain a better understanding of the cultural assumptions and communication styles of the U.S. business workplace. They will learn the appropriate style of communication for different types of business situations--participating in meetings, interviewing, writing memos or reports and making oral presentations. They will learn to develop clear and persuasive arguments, both orally and in writing. Students may be required to take this course based on results of their initial writing assessments. It does not count as an elective in the Master of Management program.
Graduate Writing
MMG 505 3 credit(s)
This course concentrates on strategies and techniques for building an academic essay. Challenging readings are used to promote the kind of critical thinking and analysis that best support graduate work. Students move from initial ideas, to first drafts, to strategies for revising their papers to achieve a polished product. Through a sequence of three to four progressively longer essays, students come to understand their own writing styles, strengths and difficulties, and become competent evaluators of their own work. By giving attention to the writing process itself and its different phases, students gain awareness of how to achieve their best work. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.
Analysis and Communication for Managers
MMG 507 3 credit(s)
This course addresses the analytical and communication skills necessary for success in business environments. Students develop their critical thinking skills and enhance their ability to evaluate claims, evidence and assumptions and develop persuasive arguments through analysis of management case studies. The course also covers different forms of business communications including memos, reports, and oral presentations. This course is a requirement for students in the MM 55 Program. It may not be taken as an elective.

Core Faculty

Senior Instructor

Adjunct Instructor

Admissions

  • Admission Test:

    Passing grade on TOEFL (English language proficiency test) is required for international students.

  • Admissions Office:
    1-800-829-4723
  • Application:
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)

Program Requirements

Applicants are required to have 3-5 years of Senior Care, Health Care or other related experience.

General Requirements

All applicants need to have a basic familiarity with computers, email and word processing, and must provide us with:

Official Transcript
Two Completed Recommendation Forms
Current Résumé

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State Requirements

College students are required to comply with state laws regarding individual health insurance and immunization. Compliance requirements currently exist for students in Massachusetts, Virginia and Tennessee. Learn more

International Students – Additional Requirements

International Students will need to complete supplemental documentation when applying. International transcripts must also be translated prior to submission in order to be evaluated for applicability. Learn more about international student requirements.

Transfer Credit Request Form

Only needed if you wish to have prior course work evaluated for transfer credit. Learn more about transferring credits.

Tuition

  • Credits:
    37-46
  • Cost per credit hour:
    $557
  • Application Fee:
    $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students)
  • Graduation Fee:
    $110 (charged in last term)
  • Health Insurance Fee:
    $1,497 - Required for Massachusetts students only. See waiver details on Tuition & Fees page.

Note: Rates are as of September 2013, and are subject to change without notice. Rates apply to all students, unless otherwise noted.

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