Your next promotion may not be as out of reach as you think. Completing a graduate certificate at AU gives you the specialization in Healthcare Management you need to strengthen your skillset and boost your career mobility.
This 12-credit program requires four courses you’ll complete online or in-person alongside MBA students.
All of these courses happen within the context of Anderson’s graduate business program, which U.S. News & World Report ranked first among South Carolina’s private institutions, and second among private and public schools.
Healthcare Management Certificate Courses
BUS 501 – Management Thought & Application (3 credit hours)
This course assists students in developing essential management skills for a global business world. The course focuses on a study of management strategies and techniques and their application in the development of an ethical approach to improve managerial effectiveness. The students’ critical thinking and analytical skills will be honed. Cases and business simulations will be used to develop a knowledge base for use in the remaining courses of the program.
BUS 571 – Healthcare Structure and Policy (3 credit hours)
This course provides a critical review of the healthcare system in the United States with a study of healthcare policy development and implementation. It examines healthcare policy from local, state, national, stakeholder and organizational perspectives. It explores historical, sociocultural, political, and economic factors and implications for consumers, healthcare professionals, and healthcare organizations.
BUS 572 – Healthcare Finance and Economics (3 credit hours)
This course examines the demand for and supply of healthcare services through the lens of healthcare finance and economics. It applies principles of health economics and finance to analyze and evaluate how consumers, healthcare providers and health insurers make decisions. Topics may include health insurance, payment methods, managed care, revenue cycle management, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis for various sectors of the healthcare industry.
BUS 573 – Improving Healthcare Quality, Safety and Outcomes (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the evaluation, improvement, and management of business, clinical and satisfaction outcomes in healthcare organizations. It examines clinical and business process applications relating to quality and performance improvement, informatics, evidence-based management, patient safety, program evaluation, public reporting, value-based purchasing, and accountable care.