This course provides a detailed perspective regarding how healthcare decision makers manage an organization to achieve strategic initiatives and the impact of decision-making on the behavior of people within healthcare organizations. Focus will be placed on the understanding and real-world application of the foundational concepts, principles, and models associated with organizational theory. This course draws on behavioral, social, and organizational sciences to analyze effective administration of healthcare institutions. Topics will include motivation, group behavior, leadership, conflict management, decision-making, power, organizational structure, business ethics, managing change, and communication within organizations. Analytical, integrative, and decision-making skills of students will be developed through case study analysis, discussion and role playing. 3 credits.