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Understand essential economic and business aspects of the healthcare industry to assume and enhance your leadership role.

The Health Administration Certificate program focuses on theories and strategies around healthcare delivery and systems, organizational leadership, economic policies and more. This educational opportunity provides students with the skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Credits earned through the Health Administration Certificate program can be applied to your Self-Paced MBA should you continue your education. Ask your enrollment counselor for more information!

Note: This 15-week program is 12 credits and is eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Ask your enrollment counselor about the discounts you’ll receive in this program!

A Career with a Future

As you progress in your organization, understanding the nuances and requirements of health administration becomes increasingly important. The Health Administration Certificate program builds your business confidence.

Are You Ready?

To apply for our Health Administration Certificate, we require:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • A personal statement.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

Apply now.

The Health Administration Certificate Courses

Environment of Healthcare
This course surveys the origin and evolution of the United States healthcare system.  The focus includes an overview of the roles of various healthcare providers, the settings of healthcare delivery, and an exploration of healthcare reform from the standpoint of costs, outcomes, and quality.  Topics also include an evaluation of comparative systems of healthcare delivery across a sample of North American, European and Asian nations.
3 Credits

Ethics: Contemporary Health Environment & Evidence-Based Management
This course provides a foundation in personal, professional, and organizational ethics in diverse healthcare settings, including an investigation of philosophical theories and principles for ethical decision-making. Encouraging critical thinking, the student will investigate ethical issues related to the challenges of the current health environment, including establishing working relationships that are sensitive to differing cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds. The interconnectivity of ethics, communication, and evidence-based management is also considered.
3 Credits | Prerequisite GBA-570

Health Organizational Design & Behavior
This course applies theories and principles of leadership, management, and organizational design to the current health environment. The influence of economics, health policy, and population health management issues on organizational design and behavior are probed. Organizational dynamics and governance, innovation, and the ethical application of human resources, personnel, team, conflict, and project management are investigated in this writing intensive course.
3 Credits | Prerequisite GBA-570

Health Economics Policy & Population Health Management
This course applies economic theories to the analysis of the health environment from a managerial perspective. It includes consideration of the interrelationship of economics and the evolving U.S. health policy. Particular attention is given to the challenges of population health management, healthcare organizational design and behavior, access, quality of healthcare, and leadership and management issues in light of the broader healthcare environment including local and regional community health values and needs, and cultural, global and social contexts.
3 Credits | Prerequisite GBA-570

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