Demand for skilled and highly educated people in the health-care industry continues to grow. Concordia University Online’s Health Care Administration certificate includes a curriculum from an award-winning MBA program, providing a world-class education for those interested in health care administration. Our graduates are conditioned to be effective independent thinkers. Whether your goal is to manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area, or a group medical practice, you will be able to adapt to the constant changes in health-care laws, regulations, and technology, covered by our intensive program.
Earn your MBA in Healthcare Administration by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.
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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
- Skills to manage the finances of your chosen facility, such as patient fees and billing
- Confidence to represent your organization at investor meetings or on governing boards
- Ability to keep and organize records of the facility’s services
- Strong skills for communicating with department heads and members of the medical staff
- Hospital Manager
- Clinical Manager
- Health Information Manager
- Assistant Administrator
- Nursing Home Administrator
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Health Care Administration
Students are able to select one of the following courses: MPA 835, MPA 868.
Budgeting in Public Agencies (MPA 535/835) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionBudgeting in Public Agencies addresses one of the most important and demanding aspects of government-the annual budget . A variety of different aspects of public budgeting are examined in an effort to introduce future public administrators to one of the largest challenges they will face. The development of the budget is affected by a number of factors, each of which must be identified and dealt with in order to prepare a comprehensive and effective budget. The political aspect of budget decisions and the ramifications of those decisions are extremely important as well. This course is designed to provide students in public administration with an introduction to budgeting in public agencies.
Public Human Resource Administration (MPA 568/868) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionPublic Human Resource Administration examines the issues surrounding the employment and the managing of human resources in the public sector.
Economics and Public Policy of Health Care (MBA 620/920) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionEconomics and Public Policy of Health Care involves the economic analysis of current health care issues that lead to policy formation. Students will apply traditional economic concepts, such as demand, supply, production and investment, to analyze the health care sector of the economy and health policies. The course will include study of the influences on demand for health care, supply of health care, trends in managed care and rationale for government intervention including Medicare, Medicaid, and price regulation. International comparison and general considerations to guide health policy as well as ethical implications of policy decisions are included. Issues will be framed within a historical perspective with the intent of teaching students how to conceptualize and deal with future issues.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 622/922) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionRisk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionTheory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. ARM 54 Certification. 3 credit hours.
Statutory Accounting (MBA 623/923) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionStatutory Accounting deals with the unique accounting system for insurance, pension, and institutional decisions.
Health, Life, Business and Social Insurance (MBA 624/924) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionHealth, Life and Social Insurance investigates annuities, types of health and life coverages, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old-age insurance.
Special Topics: Long Term Health-Care, Ambulatory Care, Managed Care (MBA 685/985) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionSpecial Topics in Health Care offers students the opportunity to explore many of the issues that are confronted in health care today. Health care has been moving in the direction that finds the public and businesses more concerned with the costs, quality of life, and the increasing role of government leading to the beginning of the debates to resolve these issues.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3
Course DescriptionThe Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.