HCM Certificate Curriculum
Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (15 credits)
The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management consists of 15 credits.
- Students must complete three courses for a total of 9 credits from Category A.
- Students must select 2-4 courses for a total of 6 credits from Category B.
Category A (9 credits)
- MPA 729 Health Care Agency Organization and Management (3 credits)
- MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law (3 credits)
- MPA 773 Health Care Policy (3 credits)
Category B (6 credits)
- ECON 568 Health Care Economics (3 credits)
- BUS 700 Foundations of Accounting (both financial and managerial) (3* credits)
- BUS 710 Foundations of Information Systems (1.5* credits)
- BUS 730 Finance Foundations (1.5* credits)
- BUS 750 Organizational Foundations (1.5* credits)
- BUS 770 Foundations of Marketing (1.5* credits)
- MPA 742 Human Resource Management in the Public Sector (3 credits)
- MPA 750 Strategic Planning in Public and Non-Profit Organizations (3 credits)
- *Credits may vary if taken online.
- BUS 700, 710, 730, 750, 770 course descriptions and syllabi are available under Foundation (Level I) Courses.
For information about the transfer of credits department policy, please contact the PA Department Chair.
- All academic work applying toward the HCM certificate must be completed within four years.
- Graduate Certificate students who want to preserve the option of eventually earning an MPA degree with health care emphasis should consult with Dr. Filipova to ensure that all or most graduate certificate credits will transfer to the MPA program. Under these conditions, the MPA program can be obtained by successfully completing additional 21-24 credits of MPA core courses and a 3-credit capstone seminar or thesis.
What Health Care Management Issues Will Be Covered?
Through class lectures, discussions, readings, oral and written evaluations, papers and case studies, students can look forward to exploring:
- Health care management and leadership
- Health care organizational and delivery
- Health care legal and ethical issues
- Health care policy issues
- Health care finance and economics
- Health information technology management
- Health informatics
- Health care strategic planning
- Health care human resources management
- Health care quality improvement and safety
- Communication in health care organizations
For admission requirements, please see HCM Certificate admission.