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Leadership & Negotiation Concentration

Bay Path University's Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) - Leadership & Negotiation Concentration introduces students to the core concepts, theories, principles, and skills of leadership and negotiation. The program is 100% online and made up of 16 courses (12 core courses and 4 elective courses) for a total of 48 credits.

Students will learn vital skills through interactive role play simulations and real world assignments that compel them to make connections between the world around them and what they are learning in class.

CORE COURSES (12 REQUIRED, DESCRIPTIONS BELOW): HCM501, HSC701, HSC703, HSC705, hSC707, HSC713, HSC715, HSC790, HSC793, HSC797, PHE510, PHE517 
TRACK required courses (2 REQUIRED, DESCRIPTIONS BELOW): MLN500, MLN505
TRACK ELECTIVES (choose 2, required courses (mln500 and mln505 must be taken before these electives, DESCRIPTIONS BELOW): mln615, mln620, mln625

Curriculum & Schedules

Code Course Name Credit Hours
HCM501 Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics 3

This course addresses the legal issues that are most prevalent in the delivery of healthcare. Emphasis will be on the common issues that healthcare professionals encounter. The student will be introduced to various legal terms, policy and statutes and their relationship to the healthcare system process. Additionally the student will be provided with foundational knowledge regarding healthcare law and ethics and the effect on healthcare policy.

HSC701 Leadership Theory in Healthcare 3

The purpose of this course is to explore leadership theories in the context of the changing healthcare environment. The student will develop a theoretical position regarding how to be an effective leader in a variety of healthcare and organizational settings.

HSC703 Applied Statistics for Health Sciences 3

This course covers the selection, application, and interpretation of basic statistical tests and procedures applicable to healthcare research topics. Topics include data, variables, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlations, t test, Fischer’s F test, and the one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

HSC705 Transformational Leadership in Complex Healthcare Organizations 3

This course is designed to aid individuals in becoming transformational leaders. It serves as a comprehensive resource in developing the foundational, conceptual, interpersonal, and practical disposition essential to inculcate transformation leadership skills and abilities.

HSC707 Policy Leadership for Healthcare Transformation 3

This course is designed to aid individuals in becoming transformational leaders. It serves as a comprehensive resource in developing the foundational, conceptual, interpersonal, and practical disposition essential to inculcate transformation leadership skills and abilities.

HSC713 Quantitative Research Methods 3

This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative research methods. Students will develop the skills necessary to formulate appropriate quantitative research questions, collect quantitative data, select appropriate statistical analyses, and analyze quantitative data.

HSC715 Qualitative Research Methods 3

This course is designed to introduce students to qualitative research methods. Students will develop the skills necessary to formulate appropriate qualitative research questions, collect qualitative data, and analyze qualitative data.

HSC790 Research Project 1 3

This course will review proposal components, with particular emphasis on research design and developing the literature review, and will also focus on key issues such as research project format standards, time management demands, committee formation, IRB training, and project management. Students must submit their IRB proposal for institutional approval.

HSC793 Research Project 2 3

Doctoral students will be guided and assisted in the completion of research data collection, data analysis, conclusions, recommendations, and preparations for final methodology review.

HSC797 Research Project 3 3

A continuation of DHS 793, doctoral students will be guided in the completion of edits required by the research project committee and methodology review, and preparation for the project defense.

MLN500 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Negotiation 3

This is the introductory course to the theory and practice of negotiations and will serve as one of the foundational classes for the degree. Students will learn the history, development and evolution, core theories, and varying frameworks in the field. They will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential activities that will provide them with practice developing their skills.

MLN505 Introduction to Models & Concepts in Leadership 3

This is the introductory course to the theory and models of leadership and will serve as one of the foundational classes for the degree. Students will learn the history, development, core theories, and varying models of leadership found in the field. They will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential activities that will provide them with practice developing their skills. Finally, they will grapple with real world case studies where they are put in the role of leader and decision maker.

MLN615 Leading and Negotiating in a Virtual & Multicultural World 3

This course concentrates on the challenges to leadership and negotiation while working virtually and in an increasingly interconnected multicultural world. Companies and organizations are faced with the reality of how to work in a virtual world most efficiently and effectively. Challenges such as team building, organizational development, cross-cultural negotiations, and negotiating with email and other social media will be explored.

MLN620 Psychological Dimensions of Leadership & Negotiation 3

This course will focus on the psychological dimensions of leadership and negotiation. Emphasis will be placed on the intrapersonal realm and understanding oneself. Students will learn how the mind works in difficult situations, processes information from a myriad of sources, handles information that is contrary to other messages it receives, and other elements that make their way into leadership and negotiation.

MLN625 Gender, Leadership, & Negotiation 3

Gender has a significant impact on leadership and negotiation in both overt and covert ways. This course will delve deeply into the issue of gender in leadership and negotiation and analyze the myths, challenges, and opportunities in this realm. Students will explore this issue both conceptually and practically.

PHE510 Cultural Competency in Healthcare 3

This course will examine both analytical and practical approaches to cultural competency in public health. Concepts, models, frameworks, and communication that occur in cross-cultural health situations will be discussed, but also the application of these concepts in real interventions and programs.

PHE517 Health Behavior Theory and Practice for Public Health 3

Students will explore the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. The course analyzes social and behavioral science models, theories, and approaches that inform public health and their philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum.