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Health Services Management Certificate Courses & Tuition
Graduate Certificate <br />

Graduate Certificate

Health Services Management

Health Services Management Graduate Certificate Coursework

Our Health Services Management Certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.

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Required certificate courses (21 credit hours)

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Marketing Management

Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis
ACCT504 – 3 credit hours
This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts, as well as tools used to summarize the accounting of business transactions into statements. Students use these tools to diagnose and document an organization's fiscal health, as well as examine financial analyses and statements for management control, decision-making and reporting.
Prerequisite: None
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT591 – 3 credit hours
This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner.
Prerequisite: None
Marketing Management
MKTG522 – 3 credit hours
Marketing Management presents a structured approach to understanding and managing the marketing function. Each MBA student chooses a product or service and develops a written marketing plan to learn how to determine and integrate elements of a marketing strategy. Topics include market segmentation, targeting, positioning and research; product decisions; pricing; channels of distribution; sales management; advertising; new product development; and marketing budgets. Special attention is given to applied business research and to the roles international and ethical considerations play in making marketing decisions.
Prerequisite: None

Choose any four of the following courses:

Health Service Systems

Health Rights and Responsibilities

Health Services Finance

Health Policy and Economics

Managed Care

Health Service Systems
HSM541 – 3 credit hours
This course surveys the major components and organizational interrelationships of the U.S. health care delivery system across the continuum of care. Coursework emphasizes personnel, institutions, delivery systems, policy and payment mechanisms. Variables of access, cost and quality are introduced, and delivery of health care within those variables is outlined.
Prerequisite: None
Health Rights and Responsibilities
HSM542 – 3 credit hours
This course examines the growing importance of legal and ethical matters in health care from the manager's perspective. Topics include legal aspects of the corporation, and physician/patient, institution/patient and institution/physician relationships. Ethical issues related to individual life-cycle stages, health services institutions, third-party payers and public policy initiatives are also discussed.
Prerequisite: None
Health Services Finance
HSM543 – 3 credit hours
This course provides an understanding of the unique features of health care finance, including payment sources and reimbursement arrangements, as well as of emerging trends within the health care industry that impact the financial decision-making process of various health care industries. Covered are financial planning, operating revenue, working capital, resource allocation, financial analysis and the future of health care. Special emphasis is given to managing inpatient and outpatient costs and ratios, capitated payment systems, the resource-based relative value system (RBRVS), the prospective payment system (PPS) the impact of mergers, compliance issues and joint venture activities.
Prerequisite: None
Health Policy and Economics
HSM544 – 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the relationship between health care economics and public policy, and assists students in developing an understanding of the public policy formulation and implementation process, as well as awareness of critical issues in American health policy. Students are exposed to health care economics issues of supply and demand, technology, health care labor, equity and efficiency, and application of economic analysis to the public policy development process.
Prerequisite: None
Managed Care
HSM546 – 3 credit hours
Managed Care examines evolution and development of managed care approaches to delivering and financing health services in the United States. Fundamental concepts of insurance and risk management are reviewed, as are forces that have driven growth of managed healthcare. Types of managed care organizations and operational models are outlined. Perspectives of consumers, providers, purchasers and insurers of healthcare are discussed. Recent trends and issues affecting evolution of health insurance and managed care are considered, as are relevant legislative and regulatory standards shaping these industries.
Prerequisite: None

FINANCING OPTIONS

There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.