Health Systems Management Certificate Online

Prepare to specialize in areas such as health systems administration, health care logistics and supply chain management, and health systems analysis. This affordable online certificate is a career differentiator.

Apply by: 5/6/24
Start classes: 5/20/24
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Program Overview

Explore the benefits of our online Health Systems Management Certificate

Total Tuition: $11,280
Program Duration: As few as 9 months
Credit Hours: 12

Acquire health care industry leadership skills and elevate your career with this AACSB-accredited, 100 percent online Health Systems Management Certificate program. Enhance your critical and strategic thinking skills while integrating business disciplines to achieve strategic objectives. Gain an in-depth understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business and strengthen your ability to write concise professional presentations.

Develop advanced knowledge of health care systems and open the door to new opportunities and greater earning potential. Tailor this affordable, financial aid-eligible certificate program to your specific interests. Coursework can also be applied toward a master’s degree.

Graduates of the online Health Systems Management Certificate will:

  • Build critical and strategic thinking skills while integrating business disciplines to achieve strategic objectives
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise and well-organized professional presentation of a business issue
  • Build critical and strategic thinking skills while integrating business disciplines to achieve strategic objectives
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how cultural, economic and political factors shape the management of global business
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a clear, concise and well-organized professional presentation of a business issue

Explore management roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Health care/health system administration
  • Health care logistics and supply chain management
  • Health care analysis
  • Health care/health system administration
  • Health care logistics and supply chain management
  • Health care analysis

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Total Tuition: $11,280
Program Duration: As few as 9 months
Credit Hours: 12

Accreditation:

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The La Salle University School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation.

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Tuition

Discover the quality and affordability

Our Health Systems Management Certificate online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All program and course fees are included in the total tuition cost.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $11,280
Per Credit Hour: $940

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition: $11,280
Per Credit Hour: $940

Calendar

View our academic calendar for apply and start dates

La Salle University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/20/24
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring II3/18/243/4/243/8/243/8/243/14/245/9/248 weeks
Summer I5/20/245/6/245/10/245/10/245/16/247/14/248 weeks
Fall I8/26/248/12/248/16/248/16/248/22/2410/20/248 weeks
Fall II10/21/2410/7/2410/11/2410/11/2410/17/2412/15/248 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/20/24

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Admissions

Review the requirements for your online certificate in health systems management

Applications for the Health Systems Management Certificate are evaluated on a holistic basis. The Admissions Committee takes into account interest, aptitude and potential for achievement in graduate studies. The requirements include:

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • GMAT waiver available
  • Professional resume detailing professional experience

This program adheres to the accreditation standards established by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Prior to evaluation by the Admissions Committee, applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application
  • Transcript(s) from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree and, if applicable, master’s degree. You will be notified if you need to submit additional transcripts for advising purposes.
  • Professional resume
  • The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived based upon an applicant’s academic and professional background

Documentation can be sent via email to [email protected]. If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

La Salle University
Office of Adult Enrollment
Box 112
1900 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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Courses

Get to know the online Health Systems Management Certificate curriculum

For the Health Systems Management Certificate online, the curriculum is comprised of a maximum of four courses (12 credit hours)—depending on prior academic and professional experience.

These courses may be required prior to enrolling in your Graduate Business Specialization Certificate. Consult with your program advisor regarding pre-requisites. Please note: One of the four required courses could be waived if the student has an undergraduate major in that discipline. If a waiver is granted, one 700-level elective is required for certificate completion.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course shows how the techniques of marketing management can be used to attract and satisfy customers while building long-term business profitability. Topics include (1) market, consumer and competitive analysis; (2) segmentation, targeting and positioning; (3) product development, pricing, promotion and distribution; and (4) marketing strategy and planning.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the firm's management accounting system as its primary information system. It examines the problems of cost measurement, planning, coordination, control and performance evaluation. It explores how accounting systems address business problems and evolve in response to the changing economic environment. The course will relate ethical and global issues to managerial accounting topics. Students will explore and analyze real-world data and apply their gained knowledge to contemporary managerial accounting problems and cases. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a survey course focusing on how managers can construct a decision-making process that maximizes the value of the firm. Because the majority of financial decisions require an estimate of future events, considerable time will be spent investigating how to achieve the above objectives, subject to the constraints of an uncertain future. Outside readings, case studies, and text material will be used to integrate current financial theory with pragmatic financial decision making. A working knowledge of the basic concepts in finance, accounting and statistics is assumed. The use of an electronic spreadsheet is needed for homework assignments and case analysis. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the growing field of business analytics. Business analytics is the use of data, information technology, statistical analysis, and quantitative methods and models to support effective organizational problem solving and informed decision making. The course includes methods, tools and techniques for summarizing and visualizing historical data, which is relevant to descriptive analytics–the use of data to find out what has happened in the past or is currently happening; methods, tools and techniques for extracting information from existing data in order to determine patterns, which is relevant to predictive analytics–the use of data to find out what will happen in the future; and methods, tools and techniques for optimization, which is relevant to prescriptive analytics - the use of data to determine the best course of action in the future. Prerequisite: MBA 601, MBA 602 or equivalent course work.

Please note: Foundational coursework may be required. Please consult with your program advisor.

Students that have previously completed MBA 810 are required to complete a 700-level elective course in its place.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Today’s healthcare organizations are under intense regulatory and financial pressures to improve quality, efficiency, patient safety, patient satisfaction, and positive outcomes. This course is concerned with the study of how descriptive, diagnostics, predictive, and prescriptive analytics tools and techniques can impact the overall performance of healthcare organizations. Students learn to extract, collect, analyze, visualize, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and tell a compelling and actionable story. Class exercises enable students to understand ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course looks at the various financing mechanisms which impact the structure and delivery of health care in the United States with particular emphasis upon governmental financing, managed care, employer sponsored health plans, and emerging insurance models. The course examines the impact of these financing mechanisms upon diverse health delivery systems including acute care, medical practice organizations, long term care, and the pharmaceutical and medical devices sector.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a comprehensive macro approach to health delivery systems and the competencies required to manage this transforming industry. Students will examine current and future health utilization trends from the perspective of the provider, consumer, insurer and regulator. Particular attention will be given to how these stakeholders impact the role of the manager in a health systems organization. The course will examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of our current system compared to other nations. We will explore the delivery of health services associated with population and public health and how behavior influences the provision of these services. The course will highlight the logistics of the health care system, its organization, workforce makeup, finances, its cost and related value, and how technology and information systems impact the industry. The course will also provide an overview of the future of health care delivery in the United States and health care policy.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This experiential course emphasizes the importance of feedback and self-assessment for leadership development. It includes extensive assessment of each participant's management style and skills based on self-evaluations (using structured questionnaires, decision-making exercises, and role plays) and feedback from coworkers, faculty and other participants. Leadership development experiences emphasize time and stress management, individual and group problem solving, communication, power and influence, motivation, conflict management, empowerment and team leadership. Each participant identifies skills they need to develop and reports on efforts to develop those skills.

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