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HCM Certificate Curriculum


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Requirements for Students Admitted Fall 2013 or Later

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management consists of 15 credits.

  • Students must complete three courses for a total of 9 credits from Category A.
  • Students must select elective courses for a total of 6 credits from Category B.

Category A: Required Courses (9 credits)

  • MPA 729 Health Care Organization and Management (3 credits)
  • MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law (3 credits)
  • MPA 773 Health Care Policy (3 credits)

Category B: Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • MPA 750 Strategic Planning (3 credits)
  • Nursing 783 Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)
  • Nursing 746 Quality Improvement and Safety (2 credits or 3 credits)
  • BUS 769 Healthcare Human Resources and Organizations (2 credits)
  • BUS 769 Health Information Technology Management (2 credits or 1.5 credits)
  • BUS 769 Healthcare Finance and Economics (2 credits)
  • BUS 769 Healthcare Organization and Delivery (2 credits)
  • BUS 769 Communicating for Success: Making Workplace Communication Work (1 credit)


  • Courses in Category A are offered face-to-face (5 Saturdays per semester). MPA 773 will be offered temporarily online during Summers 2016-Summer 2018.
  • All Category B courses are offered completely online. MPA 750 Strategic Planning may also be offered face-to-face (5 Saturdays per semester) or hybrid (2-3 Saturdays per semester).
  • All BUS 769 are offered through the UWO College of Business Consortium. Students who select these courses must contact Ms. Terry Rapp, MBA Program Advisor ( or 920-424-3199), to get assistance with enrollment in those courses.
  • Students who select BUS 769 Healthcare Finance and Economics (2 credits) must complete the online course ECON 704 Basic Economic Theory (Micro) (1 credit) only if they have no prior knowledge of microeconomics. The prerequisite course will not count toward the 6-credit certificate electives.
  • Also, see FAQ about the HCM Certificate.

Requirements for Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2013

  • Graduate students admitted prior to Fall 2013 follow the old Healthcare Management Certificate curriculum requirements, but may also take courses from the new HCM curriculum with adviser's permission:

     HCM Certificate Curriculum for Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2013

Admission Requirements

HCM Certificate Adviser

Please contact Dr. Anna Filipova for any questions related to the Graduate HCM Certificate, as well as to develop a course plan for your study.


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by Filipova, Anna A last modified Aug 11, 2015 06:15 AM