This graduate-level Certificate offers knowledge and skills for financial managers in healthcare organizations. This certificate will allow you to conduct financial analysis, and 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 healthcare.

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


Required Courses:

Students must 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)

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 from the following (3 credits):

PADM-GP 2143, Government Budgeting

PADM-GP 2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations 

Three credits of coursework for the certificate may be substituted from another field/area of specialization with approval.

Prerequisite Courses:

Students must waive the following courses if they are prerequisites to any of the above courses. If a student is unable to waive a course below, they must take it in addition to the 15 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