Looking to advance your career in the health care industry? Strengthen your administrative skills with a certificate in Health Care Administration. Developed for clinical health care professionals who already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher, this four-course graduate certificate program can be completed in one year and is delivered entirely online.
You’ll learn from faculty who are leaders in the health care industry with significant experience in areas such as management, finance, law, human resources, and information technology.
At Plymouth State, you can take up to 12 credits before being admitted-so you don’t need to apply in order to complete the Health Care Administration certificate, however there are minimum requirements that must be met in order for your certificate to be awarded. No admissions tests are required. Are you an American University of Antigua student? Visit the AUA partnership site for information about the MBA with a focus in Health Care Administration.
- Required Courses – 12 credits
3This course will address managing organizational behavior issues and techniques with a specific focus on Human Resource management issues unique to the health care industry.
3BU 5420 Health Care Law and EthicsThis course is specifically designed for graduate students enrolled in the Health Care Administration Certificate Program and/or an MBA with a health administration specialty. This course will focus on: The principles and theories of law as it relates to health care delivery; health care management and administration; examination of the applications of laws in relation to health care liability prevention and risks facing administrators, managers and practitioners.
3This course presents an in-depth review of the financial management of health care organizations. This includes but is not limited to: budget formulation process specific to health care delivery systems, funding sources and payment methodology, managing working capital and capital budgeting, the unique characteristics of non-profit organizations, and financial analysis of such organizations. Students will also do case study analysis in the previously mentioned topics.
3BU 5490 Capstone: Health Care TopicsThis course will be a seminar style presentation of current health care topics. This will be an integrative course which incorporates all previous coursework into a cohesive body of knowledge. The topics will include but will not be limited to: health care policy, quality initiatives, marketing in health care, current issues within Medicare and Medicaid, strategic decision making and public health.
- Total for Health Care Administration Certificate – 12 credits
Did you know that you can apply your Health Care Administration certificate credits toward your MBA?
By completing an additional four core MBA courses and two electives, you can roll your Health Care Administration courses into a full 30-credit MBA. No admissions tests are required and financial aid is available for qualified students.
- Additional MBA Core Courses – 12 credits
3BU 5190 Accounting for ManagersBudgetary accounting and cost accounting including profit planning and control systems, budget process, cost systems, and their managerial applications. Prerequisite: demonstration of competency in Financial Accounting.
3BU 5210 Economic AnalysisToday's business climate demands managers who can make decisions involving the best use of an organization's scarce resources under conditions that change rapidly. This course demonstrates the power of problem-solving insights and uses a cross-functional approach. Topics to be covered include strategic pricing using game theory, forecasting techniques and demand estimation, cost analysis, linear programming and optimization under various market structures. Prerequisites: macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics competencies or permission of the instructor.
3BU 5510 Operations ManagementExamination of the nature and structure of decision-making in the midst of uncertainty. Formal techniques for measurement of risks and rewards are applied to case studies based chiefly on production systems. Concludes with a survey of current techniques for operations analysis, planning and control.
3BU 5700 Marketing TechniquesThe objective of this course is to help students develop a broad understanding of marketing techniques, strategies and tactics employed by the marketing manager. This course will cover the use of the 'marketing mix' elements as they pertain to the planning and implementation of the marketing plan. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Marketing.
- MBA Electives – 6 credits
The elective requirement may be satisfied using traditional coursework in the areas of accounting, economics, general management, health care administration, human resources, or marketing; Small Business Institute consultations; independent studies; or Master’s Research Projects.
- Total for MBA in General Management with a certificate in Health Care Administration – 30 credits minimum
Getting started is easy!Apply today or request more info.
To begin planning your program, contact an advisor:
- Jennifer (Isham) Pinckney, (603) 535-3020 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org