Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management and Leadership

Understand the role administration and leadership plays in today’s rapidly-advancing health care system.

At Park University, our Health Services Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed to prepare students and practicing health care leaders to enhance their professional skills to meet new health care policy and practice challenges. The program focuses on critical thinking and problem solving in today’s health care environment.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student pursuing a graduate certificate in Health Services Management and Leadership, you’ll have the option of taking classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus, at our downtown Kansas City campus and/or online. This certificate requires completion of 12 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students pursuing a graduate certificate must also have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college, or university or its foreign equivalent. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this certificate.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Online

Required – 12 Hours, 3.0 GPA

Foundation courses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.

HA 511 Leadership and Management in Healthcare Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 518 Organization of Healthcare Delivery Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Theory integration courses (select two courses):. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.

HA 509 Management of Health Information Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 515 Marketing and Consumer-Driven Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 516 Healthcare Finance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 517 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 521 Special Topics in Healthcare Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 to 3 cr.

HA 532 Healthcare Services and Systems for Diverse Populations. . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 533 Managerial Epidemiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 537 The Policy and Politics of Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 557 Nursing Dimensions of Healthcare Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 573 Quality Improvement and Outcomes Assessment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 603 Healthcare Research Methods for Managerial Decision-Making. . . . 3 cr.

HA 604 Healthcare Economics and Payment Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 611 Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HA 615 Healthcare Strategic Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 cr.

Managing health care services effectively in today’s health care environment.

Students pursuing the Health Services Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in this advancing field. The curriculum consists of two foundation courses and two theory integration courses, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of health care services administration and leadership.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for many different career options, including:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Health Services Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
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Program Highlights

When you study the health services management and leadership at Park University, you will focus on critical thinking and problem solving in today’s health care environment. This certificate program, housed within the School of Business, focuses on new health care policy and practice challenges—helping you enhance your professional skills.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.