Healthcare Management Online Graduate Certificate

Healthcare management Online Graduate Certificate

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Elevate your career aspirations and explore the limitless possibilities that come with a deeper understanding of healthcare management principles.

Eller Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management is designed for working professionals seeking general healthcare business knowledge. It will provide advanced knowledge in several business areas to lay a foundation in graduate business coursework. Additionally, this certificate will enable students with limited business understanding who may be interested in healthcare business roles. Students will take a minimum of 9 units from an array of areas to gain general healthcare business knowledge.

What You'll Learn

You will gain advanced knowledge across diverse business areas, laying the groundwork for success in graduate-level coursework. This program equips you with essential skills in strategic decision-making, leadership, and management, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of key healthcare management principles.

What You'll Gain

As you embark on this transformative journey, the return on investment (ROI) becomes evident in the enhanced skill set and comprehensive knowledge you acquire across various business domains. Armed with a solid foundation in general management, you'll find yourself better positioned for career advancement and increased earning potential in the healthcare field.


This course covers financial and managerial accounting topics relevant to the healthcare industry. Concepts covered include the financial and operational implications of changes in healthcare reimbursement; understanding and analyzing external financial statements for taxable and tax-exempt healthcare entities; usefulness of capital and operating budgets; practical applications of managerial accounting; and decision-making tools for managers within healthcare enterprises.

Healthcare expenditures now account for more than 1/6 of the Gross Domestic Product in the United States. This class will explore the sources of funding for those expenditures, and the rapidly changing trends therein.

This course will explore the principles of High-Reliability Organizations (HROs) and apply them to healthcare organizations. We will begin with investigating the need for a paradigm shift in healthcare culture that addresses healthcare reform, value-based purchasing, healthcare regulation, and the increased complexity in healthcare that makes it nearly impossible to eradicate all healthcare errors. The course will then explore High-Reliability Organization Theory and the driving principles behind it.

Healthcare organizations need to adapt to the rapid changes occurring in payment models, delivery mechanisms, and industry organizations. This course covers theory and techniques for leading organizations through a transformation at the broad strategic level and in terms of improving processes and efficiencies, all within the unique context and challenges of the healthcare industry.

Leadership in practice is endlessly fascinating. Reading about theories of leadership can be as entertaining as watching paint dry. Therefore, the challenge in this class is learning about leadership in a way that is engaging and insightful. We will use several interviews with healthcare leaders to help understand the subtleties of leadership action. We will also use several exercises, cases, and reflections to have you experience different elements of effective leadership. The exam, term paper, and other writing assignments will ask you to analyze and reflect, rather than simply memorize, and recite.

This course focuses on the management and organization of health care delivery, particularly in the United States. The course examines the salient features of the health care context, the unique challenges these features produce for managers in the industry, and solutions that organizations have used to address those challenges. The micro to macro challenges and solutions are explored, with a particular emphasis on the ways that leadership, human resources, culture, operations, organization design, and strategy influence the quality, safety, and costs of care and the patient experience

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of healthcare information systems. Topics include (1) introduction to the health IT discipline; (2) major applications and commercial vendors; (3) decision support methods and technologies; (4) information systems design and engineering; and (5) new opportunities and emerging trends. A semester-long group project will provide students with hands-on experience in planning and building healthcare information systems; associated ethical and legal concerns, software engineering and human-computer interaction issues, and user acceptance and outcomes evaluation methods will also be discussed. Graduate-level requirements include leading a class discussion on a course-related topic.

In this course, we will take a "customer-centric" view and explore how participants in the healthcare sector (physicians & nurses, hospital administrators, executives in the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors, as well as various intermediaries who service the sector) can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their offerings (both products and services) to help with the needs of their customers- the consumers of health care, i.e. the patients and their families. We will explore a framework through with this marketing philosophy.


  • 2.75 GPA
  • Resume
  • Brief Statement of Purpose
  • One Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Unofficial English proficiency result 

Application Deadlines

  • February 4, 2024
  • April 13, 2024
  • June 1, 2024
  • July 28, 2024
  • September 21, 2024

Session Start Dates

  • March 4, 2024
  • May 13, 2024
  • July 1, 2024
  • August 28, 2024
  • October 21, 2024

Schedule of Courses

The courses for the certificates are located in the bottom half of the attached schedule of courses. Please note that some courses and their availability may be limited. Schedule of courses is subject to change at any time.

You’ll emerge ready to supercharge your career and change your life for good.