Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

About the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

The Division of Management’s Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management offers graduate-level education designed for working professionals in administration, reimbursement, or management roles in Healthcare organizations.

The program provides an overview of the financial, policy, organizational and operational environment of Healthcare-related enterprises, giving the student focused skills for designing and managing Healthcare organizations such as hospitals, clinics, offices, departments, practices, and companies. 

The Division of Management blends the unique management and planning expertise within the M.S. in Healthcare Management faculty with those of recognized professionals in the healthcare community at OHSU and elsewhere.

All courses are offered online with two mandatory face-to-face on-campus classes per term.

  • If you register for a Friday class you would have 10-11 weeks of online coursework and would come to the OHSU Marquam Hill or South Waterfront campus on two Fridays from 4pm-9pm.
  • If you registered for a Saturday class you would have 10-11 weeks of online coursework and would come to the OHSU Marquam Hill or South Waterfront campus on two Saturdays from 9am-2pm. 
  • The face to face classes are usually (not always-schedule depends on room availability) around the second week of term and the 8th week of term. 
  • Usually Friday and Saturday classes are held on the same weekends so that students taking two classes may only have to come to campus for two weekends a term.

Tuition is currently $550 per credit hour. 

The entire tuition for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is $13,200. All of the courses (with admissable GPA) in the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management are transferable to the MS in Healthcare Management.

The program consists of six courses for a total of at least 24 credits, as listed below.


Certificate Enrollment Requirements

This program is aimed at working practitioners in healthcare. Admission requires at least 2 years professional work experience in the healthcare profession or another industry. For non-native speakers of English, a score of 625 or better on the TOEFL examination is required. Students are also required to provide college transcripts and a letter of recommendation.  Please see Admissions Requirements.

MGT 519  Health Care Project Management
Focusing on managing and developing a Healthcare program, this course will have more detailed emphasis on business planning, program design, scheduling, and resource management (e.g. human resources, capital equipment, software infrastructure). 4 credits

MGT 520  Becoming an Effective Manager
This course develops participants' ability to understand and influence human behavior within technology-intensive organizations. Students learn to manage themselves, manage one-on-one relationships at work, manage their careers, and manage teams, all using ethical approaches to building coalitions and influencing others without formal authority. A major emphasis in the course is the practice of "reframing" - the ability to rethink and re-conceptualize a situation so as to widen one's perspective and available responses. Reframing is an important skill for managing people and projects in fast-changing organizations that are creating or using new technologies. Participants learn and practice setting and managing agendas (while juggling multiple demands), building and sustaining networks (while satisfying various stakeholders), and taking productive, ethical action (while honoring the values and culture of the organization). 4 credits

MGT 560  The Organization, Financing, and History of Healthcare Delivery in the United States
This course provides a historical context for the current system: The current economic drivers, political pressures, ethical issues, and the roles of insurance and pharmaceutical companies. 4 credits

MGT 561  Managerial and Financial Accounting for Healthcare Professionals
This is a practical course that addresses the financing of Healthcare, budgeting, and metrics assessing the value-added use of funds. It also includes an understanding of the Healthcare revenue cycle and common tools for managing service/product lines. 4 credits

MGT 563  The Regulation and Legislation of Healthcare Delivery
The course reviews how governmental and non-governmental organizations influence Healthcare delivery. Special emphasis is placed on current regulatory and legislative initiatives. 4 credits

MGT 570 Operations and Quality Management for Healthcare
This course will start from the fundamentals of operating systems as they apply to the Healthcare delivery process. Students will develop an understanding of the complex interaction between science, medicine, Healthcare delivery and the practice of management. They will acquire skills enabling them to take leadership positions at both the project and group level to design and implement operational changes and improvements in Healthcare systems and services. 4 credits

For further information, please contact:
Jessica Walter, Director
OHSU Division of Management
::: Phone: 503.346.0369