The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management is a 15-credit hour program of study designed to meet the needs of working health care administrators and physicians who are actively engaged in managerial duties, as well as physicians and health care professionals who wish to advance their careers by continuing their education. Completing this Certificate will provide greater knowledge of the structure, processes, and goal-setting approaches of health care organizations and enhance understanding of the environment in which they currently operate. Graduates who are later accepted into the Fairbanks School of Public Health Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree may be able to apply credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management toward the MHA degree, if they do so within 24 months of completing the Graduate Certificate, making this a great choice for those considering pursuing a graduate degree in the future.
Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management
To earn the Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Management, students must complete 15 credit hours of approved courses which includes 9 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of approved electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (“B” grade on a 4.0 scale). Students who are already enrolled in the MHA degree program are not eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate program. All public health courses require authorization before registering. Please call (317) 274-2000 to obtain authorization.
- Required Courses
- PBHL H501 U.S. Health Care: Systems, Policies and Ethical Challenges (3 credits)
- PBHL H508 Managing Health Care Accounting Information for Decision-Making (3 credits)
- PBHL H523 Health Services Human Resources Management (3 credits)
- Elective Courses
Take 2 approved courses for a total of 6 credits
Transfer credit, course substitutions and course waivers are not permitted.
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