Certificate in Health Care Management

Online Health Services Degree



Inspire positive change in your health-care organization. Whether your goal is to manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area, or a group medical practice, this program will prepare you to adapt to the current and ongoing changes in health-care laws, regulations, and technology. Enjoy the benefits of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and a diverse group of students and faculty.

The award-winning School of Business at Concordia University Online equips you with unique opportunities to enhance your personal and professional growth, meeting the growing demand for highly skilled and educated people in the health-care industry. A strong business acumen, developed by dedicated and caring teachers in a Christian environment, is your ticket to a world-class education and a rewarding career in health-care management.

Area of Study Health Services
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Goals / Objectives

  • Ability to provide economic analysis of current health-care issues that lead to policy formation
  • Understanding of the principles of risk management and insurance
  • Practical knowledge of the finances of your chosen facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Confidence to represent your facility at investor meetings or on governing boards
  • Ability to keep and organize records of the facility’s services
  • Skills to communicate effectively with members of the medical staff and department heads

Career Outlook

  • Facility or Departmental Administrator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Assistant Administrator
  • Ambulatory Care Center Manager

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Health Care Management Certificate Courses

Statistical Methods (AL 169) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STATISTICAL METHODS studies the terminology, methodology, and body of knowledge in statistics. Topics such as means, median, variation, probabilities, correlation and regression will be covered in this module. Prerequisite: AL 122 or AL 109 or acceptable test score.
Management Principles in Health Care (AL 331) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES FOR HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS focuses on the fundamentals of healthcare management for the health care administrator. Basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling health care organizations are emphasized. In this module management functions are practically applied to health care organizations by means of an introductory overview of different management principles and techniques.
Strategic HC Planning and Evaluation (AL 334) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STRATEGIC HEALTHCARE PLANNING and EVALUATION examines the principles, methods, and basic fundamentals in planning, evaluating and measuring outcomes in the health care delivery system. Students learn the process of planning for the delivery of health care services to the surrounding communities while adapting to the changing environment. Pre-requisites: AL169, AL365, AL331, AL338, AL340, AL341.
Financial Issues in HC (AL 338EL) - Credits: 3

Course Description

FINANCIAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE Studies finance, economics, budgeting, pricing, and managed care as they relate to the health care industry. Students gain an understanding of managed care, a basic knowledge of the budgeting process and the economic risks unique to the health care sector and the contribution of the health care industry to the Gross Domestic Product. The national health care policy of the United States is compared and contrasted to that of other developed nations. Prerequisites: AL169, AL 365.
Health Care Ethics (AL 340) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HEALTH CARE ETHICS explores systems of moral reasoning and their impact upon the legal and ethical decision making process within health care organizations and professionals. Themes to be explored include confidentiality, informed consent, decision making capacity, treatment refusal, end of life decisions and care, and legal issues related to initiating or withdrawing treatment. Exposes students to the breadth of legal aspects of Health Care Management in order to assist health care professionals in identifying when a situation is likely to be subject to a law or regulation.
Health Care Marketing (AL 341) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HEALTH CARE MARKETING studies marketing principles, concepts, and operations and provides the student with the necessary marketing skills to promote health care services or products. The course introduces the student to the complex world of health care marketing and promotion and examines marketing plans and focus groups.
Eldercare (AL 342*) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Eldercare is an in-depth study of the challenges facing elders in American society, the services available to them, and a critical evaluation of public policy. Specifics include a life course perspective on aging that makes this course applicable and meaningful for people to study, provides an examination of the meaning of old age, explains how the body, mind, spirit and soul are affected by the decline of age. Students are expected to spend 16 to 18 hours per Session on academic work for this course.
Human Resource Management (AL 359) - Credits: 3

Course Description

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT examines the principles, methods, and procedures in human resource management, including: staffing, compensation and benefits, employee and labor/management relations, planning, employee development, health, safety and security, and equal opportunity issues. This is a survey course, which may serve as the foundation for further study in the Human Resource Management, major, minor or certificate programs. There are no pre-requisites.
Accounting (AL 365) - Credits: 3

Course Description

ACCOUNTING is a broad overview course that includes comprehensive instruction in basic accounting principles, with an emphasis on accounting as a necessary tool in the control and management of business. The application of management policies and practices required for effective planning and controlling of resources is considered. Prerequisite: AL 096 or acceptable assessment score.

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