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Certificate in Health Systems Management Requirements

  • These requirements apply to students entering this program in fall 2016 and thereafter.
    Students who enrolled earlier should consult the catalog in effect at the time they enrolled.
  • Click each course below to read the course description.

This 12-credit program requires the following:

  • Health Law (HSMG 630)

    Provides a framework for understanding the legal implications of advancing medical technologies and of new forms for health-services financing and delivery systems.

  • Health Finance (HSMG 699)

    Focuses on selected, topical health-finance issues such as health insurance reform, Medicare finance revisions and emerging health-finance issues, such as preparing and financing a comprehensive national bio-preparedness program.

  • Health Economics (HSMG 701)

    An overview of the structure and financing of the U.S. health-care industry. Students learn to apply economic principles to understanding the behavior of consumers, physicians, allied health professionals, hospitals, insurers, employers and government in the health-care market. Examines how the U.S. health-care system compares to health-care systems in other countries.

  • Healthcare Systems, Organization and Management (PUAD 750)

    Analysis of the structure of the present American health-care system and of the costs, benefits and political realities of possible reforms. The current and future role of public administration, planning and evaluation in American health care.

NOTE: Students with an undergraduate degree in health care administration or with significant work experience in the health systems field can substitute Health Systems Management: Organizational Design and Human Resources (HSMG 766) for Healthcare Systems, Organization and Management (PUAD 750) with the approval of the program director.