Health Care Graduate Certificates

The health care administration certificate is for health care professionals who aspire to be at the central point of control. The mix of finance, economics and managerial courses coupled with healthcare topics arm health care professionals with skills needed to lead, manage and administer a health care system, hospital or hospital network.

The health care administration certificate is an inter-disciplinary certificate jointly delivered by UC's College of Allied Health and the Lindner College of Business and includes two core courses (six semester credits) and two elective course (six semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

Health Care Administration certificate curriculum
  Course number Course title Credit hours
Core
6 credits
HCA 7001* Health Systems Administration: Organization and Delivery 3
ECON 7021 Health Care Marketplace 1: Health Economics 3
Electives
6 credits
HCA 7002 Health Systems Management 2: Principles of Leadership 3
FIN 7021 Health Care Finance 1: Analysis 3
FIN 7022 Health Care Finance 2: Decision Making 3
MGMT 7022 Health Care Marketplace 2: Strategic Success 3
HCA 7031 Health Policy 1: Health Policy & Regulation 3
HCA 7032 Health Policy 2: Health Policy & Regulation 3
HCA 7033 Global Health Systems 3
HCA 7041 Health Quality 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Managers 3
OM 7042 Health Quality 2: Total Quality Management 3
HI 7010 Health Information, IS and Technology 3
MGMT 7082 Special Topics in Management: Lean Healthcare 3

*HCA 7001 is a required pre-requisite for all health care certificate courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in any of the other courses in the certificate. HCA 7001 may not be taken concurrently with the other courses.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

Health care finance is a decision science that relies on an analytical framework for thinking through different incentives which can be associated with different forms of payment. How societies pay for health care and how many resources are devoted to health affects both the care people can get and its quality. Knowledge is needed to help patients and health care beneficiaries pay for medical expenses in the short and long terms.

The health care finance certificate is interdisciplinary and jointly delivered by UC's College of Allied Health and the Lindner College of Business. The curriculum includes three core courses (nine semester credits) and one elective course (three semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

Health Care Finance certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
9 credits

HCA 7001*

Health Systems Administration: Organization and Delivery

3

FIN 7021

Health Care Finance 1: Analysis

3

FIN 7022

Health Care Finance 2: Decision Making

3

Electives
3 credits

ECON 7021

Health Care Marketplace 1: Health Economics

3

HCA 7002

Health Systems Management 2: Principles of Leadership

3

MGMT 7022

Health Care Marketplace 2: Strategic Success

3

HCA 7031

Health Policy 1: Health Policy & Regulation

3

HCA 7032

Health Policy 2: Legal & Ethical Issues

3

HCA 7033

Global Health Systems

3

HCA 7041

Health Quality 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Managers

3

OM 7042

Health Quality 2: Total Quality Management

3

HI 7010

Health Information, IS and Technology

3

*HCA 7001 is a required pre-requisite for all health care certificate courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in any of the other courses in the certificate. HCA 7001 may not be taken concurrently with the other courses.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

The demand for healthcare professionals trained in policy and regulation is on the rise. As the health care landscape becomes increasingly complex, the need for skilled professionals who are able to evaluate the impact of different programs and policies on the health of individuals and populations is critical. This certificate offers an understanding of how the law applies to the health care system while equipping you with the skills of organizing, managing and regulating the delivery of health care services.

The health care operations certificate is interdisciplinary and jointly delivered by UC's College of Allied Health and the Lindner College of Business. The curriculum includes three core courses (eight to nine semester credits) and one elective course (three to four semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

Health Care Operations certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
8-9 credits

 

HCA 7001*

Health Systems Administration: Organization and Delivery

3

OM 7022 or HCA 7041

Healthcare Operations Management/Health Quality 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Managers

2/3

OM 7042

Health Care Quality 2: Total Quality Management

3

Electives
3-4 credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIN 7021

Health Care Finance 1: Analysis

3

FIN 7022

Health Care Finance 2: Decision Making

3

HCA 7002

Health Systems Management 2: Principles of Leadership

3

ECON 7021

Health Care Marketplace 1: Health Economics

3

MGMT 7022

Health Care Marketplace 2: Strategic Success

3

OM 7022

Health Care Operations Management

2

HCA 7031

Health Policy 1: Health Policy & Regulation

3

HCA 7032

Health Policy 2: Legal & Ethical Issues

3

HCA 7033

Global Health Systems

3

HCA 7041

Health Quality 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Managers

3

HI 7010

Health Information, IS and Technology

3

*HCA 7001 is a required pre-requisite for all HC certificate courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in any of the other courses in the certificate. HCA7001 may not be taken concurrently with the other courses.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

The demand for healthcare professionals trained in policy and regulation is on the rise. As the health care landscape becomes increasingly complex, the need for skilled professionals who are able to evaluate the impact of different programs and policies on the health of individuals and populations is critical. This certificate offers an understanding of how the law applies to the health care system while equipping you with the skills of organizing, managing and regulating the delivery of health care services.

The health care policy and regulation certificate is interdisciplinary and jointly delivered by UC's College of Allied Health and the Lindner College of Business. The curriculum includes three core courses (nine semester credits) and one elective course (three semester credits), depending on program affiliation and prior background.

Health Care Policy and Regulation certificate curriculum
 

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

Core
9 credits

HCA 7001*

Health Systems Administration: Organization and Delivery

3

HCA 7031

Health Policy 1: Health Policy & Regulation

3

HCA 7032

Health Policy 2: Legal & Ethical Issues

3

Electives
3 credits

HCA 7002

Health Systems Management 2: Principles of Leadership

3

ECON 7021

Health Care Marketplace 1: Health Economics

3

FIN 7021

Health Care Finance 1: Analysis

3

FIN 7022

Health Care Finance 2: Decision Making

3

MGMT 7022

Health Care Marketplace 2: Strategic Success

3

HCA 7033

Global Health Systems

3

HCA 7041

Health Quality 1: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Managers

3

OM 7042

Health Quality 2: Total Quality Management

3

HI 7010

Health Information, IS and Technology

3

*HCA 7001 is a required pre-requisite for all health care certificate courses and must be completed prior to enrolling in any of the other courses in the certificate. HCA 7001 may not be taken concurrently with the other courses.

The electives listed above represent the typical set from which most students will choose. Students may be able to choose other electives to match specific career goals, with the approval of the Program Director.

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To learn more about these certificates please contact:

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Suzanne Masterson, PhD link

Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Professor of Management

513-556-7125

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Kevin Mussman link

Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment

513-556-6904