Graduate Student Handbook

Appendix E: Approved Electives for the MHA Degree

The courses listed below are approved electives for the MHA degree.  Many students also choose to take courses that are not listed here, as new courses are offered with the University or "discovered" by students.  This list is a starting point for MHA students.  This is not an exhaustive list of elective options

Students are encouraged to consult with their advisors and other course instructors, search the Ohio State course catalog and other Ohio State sources, and speak to other students to learn about elective possibilities that may meet their individual interests and educational goals.

In addition to courses offered in HSMP and other divisions with the College of Public Health, many MHA-appropriate electives are offered elsewhere in the university.  MHA students often take electives in the College of Public Health (HSMP and other divisions), the Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.  As the list below shows, elective courses can be found in a broad range of departments and colleges. 

If you would like to take an elective course not included in this list, you must complete an "Elective Approval Petition" (included in Appendix J of the CPH Graduate Student Handbook) and submit it to the MHA program director.  Please note the following points before submitting a request:

  1. Any graduate course in the university is a potential elective, subject to two conditions: (a) your ability to meet the course prerequisites and (b) its relevance or contribution to your program.
  2. Some courses that appear to have relevant titles are in fact not appropriate, which is why they are not listed (e.g., certain health care management oriented courses in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are versions of material already in our required curriculum and are therefore not permitted).
  3. Courses numbered below 6000 may have mixed graduate and undergraduate enrollment. Several of the courses listed below are 4000-level courses that have mixed enrollment. They can only count towards the MHA degree program if a regular faculty member, not teaching assistant, is teaching the course. The Graduate School does not permit 4000 level courses from a student’s program (in this case, anything offered by the College of Public Health) to apply towards that student’s degree program.
  4. You are responsible for checking whether there are any prerequisites for a course, and obtaining any necessary permission to enroll. It sometimes happens that the registration system will not permit you to enroll in a course for which you have, in fact, met the prerequisite. This is usually because the prerequisite was taken somewhere other than Ohio State, and you will need to provide evidence to the department offering the course to obtain permission to enroll.

We will update this list as new elective courses are approved. 

Below is the current list of approved electives.  Please note: To verify the actual offerings each term by checking the online Schedule of Classes.  Courses listed here may not offered every term, or even every year.

FISHER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

ACCTMIS (Accounting and Management Information Systems)


Class Name

Credits

7310 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making

1.5

7620 Management of Corporate Data Resources

1.5

BUSFIN (Business Administration: Finance)


Class Name

Credits

*4252 International Finance

1.5

*4310 Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance

3

*4311 Life and Health Insurance

3

*4312 Employee Benefits Plans

3

*4410 Real Estate Finance

3

6212 Finance II

1.5

7212 Mergers and Acquisitions

1.5

7213 Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy

1.5

7216 Private Equity

1.5

7220 Investment Theory and Practice

1.5

7221 Financial Modeling

1.5

7223 Portfolio Management

1.5

7290 Enterprise Risk Management I

1.5

7521 Building Financial Models

1.5

BUSMHR (Business Administration: Management and Human Resources)


Class Name

Credits

7222 Advanced Topics in Leadership: Building Your Leadership Legacy

1.5

7223 Advanced Topics in Leadership Effectiveness: Strategy Implementation

1.5

7224 Organizational Turnarounds

1.5

7230 Developing High Performance Teams

1.5

7233 Leadership and Implementation of Change

3

7236 Crucial Conversations

3

7240 Managerial Negotiations

1.5

7244 Negotiations

3

7301 Conceptual and Historical Foundations of Labor Human Resource and Management

1.5

7302 Markets, Organizations, and HRM

1.5

7304 Talent Management

1.5

7305 Contemporary Employment Practices and the Law

1.5

7306 Understanding Teams & Leadership for Human Resource Managers

1.5

7308 Organizational Development and Change

1.5

7309 Strategic Management of Human Assets

1.5

7310 Labor Relations

1.5

7311 Staffing Organizations

3

7313 Total Rewards / Compensation

3

7314 Designing Learning Systems

1.5

7320 Fundamentals of Business Excellence I

3

7325 International Human Resource Management

1.5

7335 Managing Diversity

1.5

7413 Advanced Strategic Analysis

1.5

7420 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Development

1.5

7461 Technology and Innovation Strategy

1.5

7610 Business Ethics

1.5

BUSMGT (Business Administration: Management Sciences)


Class Name

Credits

*4233 Operations Management Analytics

3

7221 Introduction to Decision Making

1.5

7232 Supply Chain Analytics: Matching Supply with Demand

1.5

7241 Lean Enterprise Leadership

1.5

7242 Six Sigma Principles

3

7244 Six Sigma Projects

3

7251 Managing Product and Process Innovation

1.5

BUSM&L (Business Administration: Marketing and Logistics)


Class Name

Credits

7201 Marketing Research and Analytics

1.5

7202 Consumer Behavior

1.5

7205 Services Marketing

1.5

7206 Brand Management

1.5

7382 Logistics Analytics

1.5

COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Note: Courses listed below in public health are only those that are particularly recommended. With advisor approval, MHA students may choose any others for which they meet the prerequisites.

PUBHBIO (Public Health: Biostatistics)


Class Name

Credits

6211 Design and Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences II

3

6270 Introduction to SAS for Public Health Students

2

PUBHEHS (Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences)


Class Name

Credits

5325 Principles of Occupational Health

3

6390 Major Human Diseases in Global Public Health

3

7360 Water Contamination: Sources and Health Impact

3

7899 Seminar in Environmental Health Sciences

1 - 3

PUBHEPI (Public Health: Epidemiology)


Class Name

Credits

6431 Design and Implementation of Health Surveys

3

6436 Infectious Disease Epidemiology

3

PUBHHBP (Public Health: Health Behavior and Health Promotion)


Class Name

Credits

7520 Community Health Assessment

2

7522 Program Planning and Implementation

3

7528 Foundations of Professional Practice in Health Promotion

2

7532 Program Evaluation in Public Health

3

7542 Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion

3

7550 Special Topics in Health Behavior and Promotion

1 – 6

7552 Substance Abuse Prevention

2

PUBHHMP (Public Health: Health Services Management and Policy)


Class Name

Credits

7193 Individual Studies in Health Services Management and Policy

1 – 6

7603 Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs

3

7610 Public Health Law

3

7613 Tobacco Regulation and Policy

2

7640 Mental Health and Disability Policy

3

7678 Approaches to Health Services Research

3

7679 Quality & Patient Safety

1.5

7685 Healthcare Mgt. Consulting Practice

3

8671 Health Care Outcomes Measurement

2

PUBHLTH (Public Health)


Class Name

Credits

5760 Public Health Informatics (cross listed with BMI 5760)

3

7040 Public Health Organization

3

JOHN GLENN COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PUBAFRS (Public Affairs)


Class Name

Credits

*4030 Public Budgeting

3

5590 Fundraising and Philanthropy for Nonprofit Organizations

3

5592 Marketing for Nonprofit and Public Organizations

3

5750 Public Policy: The Business-Government Relationship

3

5890 US Food Policy

3

6000 Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

4

6010 Legal Environment of Public Organizations

4

6030 Public Sector Economics

4

6040 Public Budgeting and Finance

4

6050 Managing Public Sector Organizations

4

6060 Managing Human Resources in Public Organizations

4

6070 Public Affairs Statistics

4

6080 Public Affairs Program Evaluation

4

6460 Real Estate Finance for Planners

3

6510 Conveying Quantitative Data in Public Affairs

1

6513 Excel Basic Skills

1

6520 Balanced Scorecards and Dashboards

1

6525 Survey Design in Public Affairs

1

7509 Disasters, Preparedness and Response

3

7554 Performance Measurement and Management in the Public Sector

3

7555 Project Management

3

7570 Public Management Information Systems

3

OTHER COLLEGES & DEPARTMENTS

AEE (Agricultural and Extension Education)


Class Name

Credits

7520 Human Development and Program Planning

 2

BMI (Biomedical Informatics)


Class Name

Credits

5760 Public Health Informatics (cross listed with PUBHLTH 5760)

 3

COMM (Communications)


Class Name

Credits

*4737 Health Communication in Mass-Mediated Contexts

 3

CSE (Computer Science and Engineering)


Class Name

Credits

5052 Survey of Artificial Intelligence for Non-Majors

3

ECON (Economics)


Class Name

Credits

5700 Industrial Organization

3

HTHRHSC (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)


Class Name

Credits

5600 Global Aging

3

5610 Death, Loss and Grief from Multiple Perspectives

2

5660 Long Term Care Services Across the Continuum

4

5880.03 Interprofessional Education Seminar on Ethical Issues Common to Helping Professions (Other decimal subdivisions of 5880's may be appropriate)

2
   

7650S Interdisciplinary Case Studies in Clinical Gerontology

2

KNHES (Kinesiology - Health and Exercise Science)


Class Name

Credits

7726 Changing Physical Activity Behavior

3

NURSING (Nursing)


Class Name

Credits

7500 Health Policy and Advocacy

2

OPTOM (Optometry)

 Class Name

Credits

5600 Eyes on Community Health

2

PHARMACY (Pharmacy)


Class Name

Credits

8150 Medication Safety

2

8160 Operations Management in Health System Pharmacy

2

8170 Advancement of Patient Care Services

2

8250 Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Principles for Health System Pharmacy

2

PSYCH (Psychology)


Class Name

Credits

7717 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Developmental Disabilities

3

RURLSOC (Rural Sociology)


Class Name

Credits

6500 Rural Poverty

3

SOCIOL (Sociology)


Class Name

Credits

5629 Health Disparities in Social Context

3

7754 Introduction to Demography

3

SWK (Social Work)


Class Name

Credits

5026 Exploring Community Food Security Strategies

3

7620 Integrative Seminar I on Mental health and Substance Abuse

3

SPHHRNG (Speech and Hearing Science)


Class Name

Credits

5193 Individual Studies

1-3

7717 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Developmental Disabilities

3