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Enhance Business Expertise in Health Care

Expand your health care management and administration skills through a four-course flexible graduate certificate.
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Health Care Business Management

Certificate Overview

The landscape for management in health care continues to change with the integration of physician groups and hospital systems; and with encouragement at the federal level to form vertically and horizontally integrated organizations accountable for the health maintenance, preventive care, and medical intervention of those individuals in their catchment area. Managers are compelled to remain abreast of contemporary trends and regulatory mandates.

If you're a health care professional who may be restricted either by time or financial resources to complete a full graduate degree, then Regis University's graduate certificate in Health Care Business Management is ideal for you. This online certificate program allows professionals to extend their skill set by selecting four courses in consultation with a faculty advisor that align with their professional goals and interests.

This certificate is ideal for baccalaureate-prepared individuals with the desire to manage or be the proprietor of a health care practice. This may include managers or owners of independent and health system-based physician practices, independent nurse practitioner practices, counseling and family therapy practices, outpatient centers, pharmacies, and physical therapy clinics.

The Healthcare Business Management Graduate Certificate will enhance your adaptability to the ever more complex health care environment. Students who complete the certificate also have the option to continue their studies and earn a Master of Science in Health Services Administration.

Contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 or healthcare@regis.edu to learn more about this exciting certificate program.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.


Selection Criteria

The ideal candidate for the graduate certificate in Health Care Business Management holds a baccalaureate degree in Health Care Administration/Management or a baccalaureate degree in a business, clinical or health related field with two years of management experience in a health industry setting and has some experience with health care systems. Applications are individually evaluated on the basis of the following admission criteria:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A current resume or other documentation of professional experience.
  • A completed application form including non-refundable application fee. The application fee is waived for Regis University undergraduates.

Applicants without degrees or experience in a health-related field will be considered and may be required to take prerequisite course work. All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the available courses for completion of the Health Care Business Management graduate certificate program at Regis University. The total certificate requires 12 credit hours (4 classes).

Select 4 courses (12 credit hours) from the following options:
HCE 600 - Organizational Ethics and Health Care Compliance 3 credit hours
HSA 601 - Leadership and Organization Development in Health Services 3 credit hours
HSA 602 - Organizational Planning and Development 3 credit hours
HSA 620 - Marketing and Public Relations in Health Care Settings 3 credit hours
HSA 624 - Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings 3 credit hours
HSA 630 - Medical Practice Management 3 credit hours
HSA 649 - Health Care Information Systems 3 credit hours
HSA 652 - Human Resources in the Health Care Setting 3 credit hours
HSA 663 - Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance 3 credit hours
TOTAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS: 12 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

Course Descriptions

HCE 600 - Organizational Ethics and Health Care Compliance
Addresses advanced concepts in organizational ethics and health care compliance including the dynamics of personal and professional values in relation to organizational behavior, and the integration of mission, organizational ethics and corporate regulatory compliance. Explores contemporary ethical issues in organizational ethics and health care compliance through applied case presentation, theory-based ethical analysis and ethical decision making in both individual and group contexts.

HSA 601 - Leadership and Organization Development in Health Services
Explores individual leadership qualities and organizational dynamics with emphasis on various elements of organization development including communication, culture, values, process redesigns, re-engineering, knowledge management and methods of assessing and diagnosing organizational effectiveness. Examines current leadership and organization theories and approaches used in dealing with organizational problem solving and assessment.

HSA 602 - Organizational Planning and Development
Addresses the business planning process emphasizing strategic planning, business plan development and evaluation, advanced project management, and marketing research and strategy. Focuses on financial analysis, market projection, risk assessment, and implementation planning principles as applied to new or expanded services and/or other business opportunities.

HSA 620 - Marketing and Public Relations in Health Care Settings
Explores the unique nature and role of marketing in the health care industry. Introduces marketing principles and techniques as applied in health care settings including environmental scanning, market research and marketing strategy. Discusses media, public relations and advertising strategies. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

HSA 624 - Quality Improvement in Health Care Settings
Provides a basic understanding of the history and theory of Quality Management techniques, tools and principles as applied in various health care settings. The interpretation and analysis of health care data as it relates to quality, safety, risk management, productivity, reimbursement and administrative decision-making is examined and practiced. Emphasizes the ongoing use of objective data and feedback to improve processes, systems and patient outcomes. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge of quality and safety processes through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

HSA 630 - Medical Practice Management
Explores issues in practice management in the ambulatory setting including settings staffed by advanced practice medical personnel. Topics include the organizational structure and management of a practice, coding, billing, and reimbursement procedures, marketing, contracting, budgeting and staffing as related to practice management. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

HSA 652 - Human Resources in the Health Care Setting
Provides an understanding of the principles of human resource management in the health care environment. Emphasizes management techniques such as interviewing, training, career development, job analysis and design, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, and employment law. Addresses trends in human resource management in health care. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

HSA 649 - Health Care Information Systems
Introduces foundational knowledge and skills to participate in the design, selection, implementation and use of clinical and administrative information systems. Provides an overview of information systems in all health care settings with emphasis on electronic health record systems, data standards and data exchanges. Familiarizes the student with new and emerging technologies in the health care field. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

HSA 663 - Advanced Concepts of Health Care Finance
Provides application based case studies for cost utilization, financial forecasting, budgeting and analysis, cash management techniques, and planning models and applies these concepts to management practice in the health care industry. Includes financial management and forecasting, statement preparation and analysis, cost analysis and control and case management.

Tuition Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $615
Other Fees
Application Fee $50
Background Check and Drug Screen (external agency fee) $69
Graduation Application Fee $50

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How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Your first step is to create an account, a simple and quick form to get you started.

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.