Advanced Professional Certificate in Health Finance

This graduate-level certificate offers knowledge and skills for financial managers in healthcare organizations. This certificate will allow you to conduct financial analysis, understand issues of budgeting, cost determination, pricing and rate setting in a healthcare environment. It also provides a solid understanding of the economic principles in the context of the field of health care.

Students must complete 15 credits to obtain this Certificate (courses are 3 credits unless noted).

Required Courses:

Students complete the following courses (12 credits):

  • CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Organizations
  • HPAM-GP 4830 Health Economics: Principles (1.5 credits)
  • HPAM-GP 4831 Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy (1.5 credits) or HPAM-GP 4832 Health Economics: Topics in International Health Policy
  • HPAM-GP 4840 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations I: Financial Management and Budgeting (1.5 credits)
  • HPAM-GP 4841 Financial Management for Health Care Organizations II: Capital Financing and Advanced Issues (1.5 credits)
  • HPAM-GP 2845 Advanced Health Care Payment Systems

Students must also complete one course (3 credits) from the following:


Students must waive the following courses if they are prerequisites to any of the above elective courses a student wishes to take toward the certificate. If a student is unable to waive a course below, they must take it in addition to the 12 credits required for the certificate.

  • CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics for Public Management, Planning, and Policy Analysis
  • CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Management