Students are admitted in cohorts that progress through the program together. Students must complete 14 credits to be awarded the certificate; credits are awarded through completion of 6 online courses.

Agenda & Courses (all PubH XXXX)

Students participate in the 8-day January on-campus session which includes introduction to 5 courses, panels, and speakers.

Spring Semester
7556 (2 cr) Health & Health Systems
7535 (3 cr) Accounting for Health Services
7551 (2 cr) Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
7565 (2 cr) Healthcare Delivery, Design and Innovation

Summer Session
7536 (3 cr) Health Finance I
7542 (2 cr) Quality improvement and Patient Safety


Students in the certificate are expected to master basic skills in management, teamwork, accounting and financial analysis in health care organizations. For clinical professionals and others working in the health care industry, these skills are critical to the development of their careers and to their mobility within the organization and the field. Specific outcomes expected to accrue to those who complete the certificate include:

  • Enhanced ability to lead work teams or departments.
  • Expanded ability to make decisions about the most efficient use of resources.
  • Improved teambuilding abilities.
  • Better grasp of policy and other system-wide perspectives, and accompanying ability to better participate in strategic decision-making in the organization.
  • Deeper understanding of the role of management and of other professionals in health care organizations.
  • Larger conceptual framework on which to base learning and other developmental activities in the future.

See more information about the learning model and competencies

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