BA 531 (1)
Executive Briefings

The purpose of this course is to get a first‐hand view of how managers in healthcare organizations work. During the first six weeks of the course, students will read the book Simply Managing by Henry Mintzberg as well as selected journal articles and will discuss these reading with regard to their own positions using the Sakai Discussion Forums. In the last four weeks of the quarter, the students will job‐shadow a senior manager in their own organization (or another, with approval of the instructors) and write a reflection paper on what was learned from the shadowing. The goal of the shadowing and reflection paper is to develop an understanding of real‐world managing at a level higher than the student’s current one.