Healthcare Management, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:

MGMT 6040High Performance Management3
HCLM 6075Managing Healthcare Systems3
HCLM 6080Health Policy & Management3
HCLM 7005Healthcare Strategic Communication3
Total Credits12

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Formulate healthcare system goals and key components of a well-functioning health system.
  • Understand the allocation of healthcare resources and their relationship to the delivery of care.
  • Identify critical abilities, knowledge areas, and skills required for successful healthcare leadership.
  • Apply strategies and methods to inform decisions about the efficiency and allocation of resources to improve healthcare delivery.
  • Identify concepts and practices of professional accountability, patients' rights, and code of conduct and relate these concepts to ethical challenges faced by HCOs.
  • Identify key trends with significant impact on healthcare industry that may influence the management and outcomes of HCOs.
  • Consider the roles and relationships among various functions in HCOs.
  • Apply business skills through the translation of strategic goals into operational plans for effective management of HCOs.
  • Display critical thinking that requires decision making and problem-solving communication.
  • Identify effective communication practices that help improve the patient experience and overall quality of care.
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration that improves patient and system outcomes.
  • Recognize the significance of provider-patient communication to patient satisfaction scores, willingness to recommend, hospital ratings, and value-based reimbursement.