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One Program – Dual Master Degree

The University of Finance and Management, Warsaw Poland has partnered with The College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ USA to offer 2 dual enrollment programs, in the fields of Management with a specialization in Health Administration or Human Resources. Students will have the opportunity to earn two separate Master’s level degrees over the course of a two-year period. After completion of the program the student will receive a Master’s degree from the University of Finance and Management in Management as well as a Masters degree in Health Administration or Management: Human Resources specialization from the College of Saint Elizabeth USA.

The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE)

Offering 19 undergraduate majors, 10 master’s degree programs and two doctoral programs, The College of Saint Elizabth is a private, four year, liberal arts Insitition. Founded in 1899, by the Sisters of Charity the college is located in Morristown, NJ which lies just 30 miles outside of New York City.

The University of Finance and Management (UFM)

Offering 15 undergraduate (BA) programs, 23 master degree and two doctoral programs. UFM is one of the best private economic universities in Poland with experienced academic staff and modern study programs. UFM is located barely in the center of Warsaw.

Dual diploma programs

Masters in Science in Health Administration

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Program Overview

The structure of the dual enrollment program awards the student The Master of Science in Health Administration.

The Health Administration program has been designed for early and mid-level careerists in the health care industry. The program will be of particular interest to health care administrators, managers, nurses, other health care providers, and any health related professionals who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise in health management. Applicants who have not previously studied health administration are welcome.

Graduates of this program will find diverse job opportunities with a variety of health organizations, including hospitals, home health agencies, health insurance companies, life care facilities, managed care organizations, medical group practices, mental health agencies, and pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. Stressing leadership, management, and analytic competencies, the program focuses on offering students opportunities to develop and expand the knowledge and skills required to excel both professionally and personally. Teamwork and peer collaboration are encouraged.

How Graduates Will Benefit

The goals of the program are to prepare graduate students to:

  • Demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills of effective health care service delivery
  • Integrate behavioral, social, and cultural factors into health administration practices
  • Develop analytical strategies and techniques applicable to a changing health care environment
  • Develop leadership skills through the application of current health administration theory and ethical proactive decision-making
  • Provide administrative leadership by combining ethical considerations, critical thinking skills, and the humanistic application of current health administration theory

The Master in Health Administration reflects the mission of the college and seeks to apply the principles of management, leadership, service, and ethics through a high quality academic experience, recognizes the needs of health care managers/providers, and provides a flexible, multidisciplinary opportunity to obtain essential management skills and required expertise for success in today’s health care environment.

We plan on training early careerists and making mid-level professionals more competent in their present responsibilities with enhanced potential for upward mobility and easy movement within the health care industry.

HA 603 Health Care Systems and Environments

Credit Hours: 3

This foundation course identifies and explains the essential elements of current health care systems with primary focus given to emerging relationships among all the diverse components. The scope of study will include acute care populations as well as extended life-care facilities and specialized care for the physically and mentally challenged. Course emphasis will be on the role of the health manager in meeting the complex challenges resulting from the rapid changes in the delivery of health care. Ethical, legal, policy, and regulatory aspects of the health care environment will also be explored.

GST 605 Graduate Writing Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Offers guided practice in advanced techniques of research, analysis, and synthesis, leading to research projects which adhere to the discourse rules of the student's field of study. Includes: Attention to APA documentation format.

HA 605 Organizational Behavior and Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Care

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides for the application of concepts of organizational behavior and strategic human resource management in health care systems. Emphasis is given to human behavior at the individual, group and organizational level and the integration of strategic management in human resources. The student will develop vision, problem solving and analytical skills for operational and strategic leadership.

HA 618 Health Information Systems and Informatics

Credit Hours: 3

The course reviews trends and current aspects of healthcare informatics, including medical, nursing and bioinformatics. It covers the applications of information systems in a variety of healthcare environments, including education, research and clinical settings. The course is intended to prepare students to utilize today's advanced information systems to create more efficient and productive healthcare environments.

HA 673 Health Care Economics

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the application of the discipline of economics to the unique situation of the health care environment. No prior knowledge of economics is assumed. The study of economic concepts and the implications of market situations and competitive systems for health and health care decision making at the individual, firm, and societal level will be discussed. The tools of economics will be applied to both managerial issues such as pricing decisions and policy issues such as the medically uninsured. Topics covered also include the problems posed by the current roles of federal, state, and local governments on the demand and cost of health care delivery.

HA 611 Finance and budgeting for Health Care Managers

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the major financial management issues relevant to diverse health services delivery settings. Principles and application of practical and essential financial management strategies and techniques form the foundation of the course. Emphasis is on management, control, and interpretation of financial statements. Health management case studies focusing on budgeting, cash flow management, and financial statements are included.

HA 675 Marketing and Strategic Planning in Health Services Organizations

Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the general philosophy and activities of marketing and strategic management in health services organizations. Topics include: assessing and understanding the needs of key customer groups; health consumer behavior; market segmentation and targeting; staff needs and relations; forecasting service demand; new product development; product pricing and distribution; advertising and public relations; analysis of collaborative and competitive environments, and strategy formulation.

HA 630 Research Methods for Health Care Managers

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of research methods used in the health care, with an emphasis on selecting and applying appropriate research designs. Topics include an overview of the scientific method and the various research paradigms in current use; research ethics and the protection of human subjects; the role of theory in problem formulation; internal and external validity; variable measurement and reliability, and generalizability of findings. Students will gain knowledge and practice of collection methods such as questionnaires, experiments, structured interviews, focus groups, structured observations, and content analysis.

HA 604 Managerial Epidemiology and Population Health Management

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the complex economic, environmental, social, and behavioral causes affecting the health of populations. It examines general epidemiologic methods such as population descriptive techniques, use of health indicators, and secondary health-related data sources. Emphasis will be on the use of epidemiologic techniques to assess community health, determine community risk factors, evaluate community-based programs, and plan medical care operations.

HA 646 Global Issues in Health Policy and Management

Credit Hours: 3

This course examines approaches in health policy and management in a global context. We will explore the major determinants of morbidity and mortality across nations including: basic public health infrastructure, educational policy, health system quality, appropriate technology use, gender issues, and democracy. We will also examine health systems across nations including organizing, delivery and financing of health.

HA 694 Health Administration Internship and Report

This requires the equivalent of 3 credit hours of on-site experience under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and program faculty. At the end of the experience there will be a written evaluation by the supervisor and submission of an integrative management paper by the student followed by a formal presentation of the student’s work.

HA 628 Health Services Quality Improvement and Project Management

Credit Hours: 3

This course critically examines concepts, strategies and techniques related to the improvement of quality of health services delivery and risk management. Topics will include control of quality and costs through market-oriented strategies, professional self-regulation, intra-organizational process improvement approaches, third-party strategies, government regulation; and system reform. The principles and techniques to plan and manage complex projects are emphasized.

HA 609 Health Policy and Law

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the diverse and complex policy, legal, and regulatory issues relevant to health care management. The course primarily explores the determinants, components, and process of health policymaking, as well as the options and constraints of health policies in the United States. The management perspective is also emphasized with the view of preparing students to develop appropriate policy development skills and to apply an understanding of legal and regulatory issues to management in the health care environment.

More information about CSE

Lori Fragoso,
Director of Graduate Admissions
T: 973-290-4413

Masters of Science in Management: Human Resources

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Program Overview

The M.S. in Management Human Resource Management specialization combines advanced study in current trends and best practices with a competency-based curriculum. Taught from a leadership perspective, this experiential program prepares graduates to change or advance careers, compete in industry trends, and manage evolving organizational environments.

Students who graduate from the M.S. in Management program are equipped to succeed and lead in a variety of career opportunities in corporate, government, non-profit, and private organizations.

How graduates will benefits

Students who complete the M.S. in Management program will:

  • Be able to manage and provide leadership in a changing global environment
  • Maximize use of analytics and other emerging technology to facilitate individual and team decision-making
  • Utilize external and ethical factors to informed management decision.
  • Develop professional competence and skills to lead organizational change

BUS 601 Human Resource Management

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an understanding of the human resource operation and current corporate, public, private and non-profit practices in the field. Students will identify and explore common human resource procedures, polices, best practices, and problems. Topics include: human resources, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection; training and development; career planning; labor relations; and human resources as a strategic partner. Case studies will be utilized.

Bus 605 Human Resource Info Systems

Credit Hours: 3

This course presents an application of information systems concepts and procedures to the area of human resources. Topics include systems development, documentation techniques, internal control and application systems. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental objectives of an information system: to support the stewardship and decision-making functions of management and the day-to-day operations of the firm. Prerequisite: BUS 601or permission of instructor.

BUS 634 Organizational Behavior

Credit Hours: 3

Individual and group processes are the central components of the study of behavior in organizations. The focus of this course is on the managerial application of behavioral science theory to issues such as job satisfaction, organizational commitment, motivation, teamwork, communication, cooperation, decision-making and power.

BUS 603 Compensation and Benefits

Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of total compensation as applied in contemporary business operations, including the establishment of compensation and benefits policy and the administration of wages and salaries. Students will explore the wide range of financial incentives for employees at all levels that help to relate labor costs to productivity. In addition, there will be an examination of the legally required and voluntarily provided benefit programs designed to cushion financial and other problems as well as the financial accounting for various types of employee benefit plans.

BUS 608 Human Resources Training and Development

Credit Hours: 3

Training and development explored as critical functions in Human Resource Management. This course will include adult learning theory, needs analysis, methodology, experiential learning, retention theories, contract training, presentation techniques, evaluation, and outcomes assessment.

BUS 609 Legal aspects of Human Resources

Credit Hours: 3

This course will address, through lecture, case study and discussion, the Fair Labor Act, labor law, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, age/racial/religious discrimination, ADA, giving job references and litigation costs. Prerequisite: BUS 601 or permission of instructor.

BUS690 Seminar in Change Management

Credit Hours: 3

This capstone experience provides an examination of the business, social and technological issues facing organizations today and the challenges they present for traditional organizational and human resource systems. Students will create a self-designed culminating project that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theories, practices, and applications learned throughout the master’s program coursework. Prerequisite:All program required graduate courses or permission of director.

MC626 Ethical Issues: Ethical Issues-Taught as Core Course for UFM

This course explores the variety of approaches to ethics, the central concepts of some major philosophical and religious traditions in ethics and their significance for professionals. Major ethical challenges confronting the professional today are identified and discussed.

Payment Standard fees Special offer until the end of June
Entry fee 400 USD 200 USD
1st year 6500 USD 5750 USD
2nd year 6500 USD 5750 USD

Admission Requirements

The basic qualifications for students to enter the dual Master degree program are:

  • Each student must satisfy the TOEFL language proficiency requirement for admission, or take appropriate language instruction prior to the beginning of the specialization courses that are delivered in English by CSE. The TOEFL requirement for CSE is 550 on the Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) or 79-80 on the Internet based TOEFL. CSE will also accept the score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Cambridge English exams (B2 and more).
  • Students must have a minimum of a 4.0 grade point average (Polish scale) in a Bachelor degree program prior to the enrollment to be considered fully admitted. If a student does not have a 4.0 GPA (Polish scale) he/she can be conditionally admitted and will need to achieve a 4.0 GPA over the next two semesters in the Management program in order to progress to the specialization courses.