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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 is offered online during summer, starting 2016 summer.
  • All Category B courses are offered completely online, except for MPA 750, which would be offered on five Saturdays or in a hybrid format (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) and request to be enrolled.
  • All Nursing courses are offered through the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing. Students who select these courses must contact and request to be enrolled. This way the Nursing office will communicate with instructors if non-nursing students will be in their courses in any particular semester.
  • 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 graduate HCM Certificate curriculum requirements, but may also take courses from the new graduate HCM Certificate 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 Sep 27, 2015 07:05 AM