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2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Mar 05, 2021  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Management and Leadership Certificate


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The primary mission of this certificate program is to prepare the next generation of healthcare managers for lifelong pursuit of professionalism, knowledge, innovation, stewardship, and leadership for an improved healthcare system to meet the needs of all populations.

Consistent with this goal, the program is designed to provide sufficient content, knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the board examination in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) fellow.

Administrative Faculty


Director of Certificate Program

  • Kathleen Fortier, PT, DPT,MBA

About the Certificate


The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management and Leadership will prepare students to manage inefficiencies and become successful leaders in the healthcare industry. 

  • Courses utilize a model of online learning with a flexible completion model.

  • Course will be a practical application of real time and life scenarios to improve problem solving.

  • The program is affordable and competitively priced.

  • Students will work together in interdisciplinary and collaborative teams replicative of successful networks and partnerships in the healthcare industry.

  • All Certificate in Healthcare Management and Leadership courses are 3-credits.

  • Students can take two courses before formal application and matriculation.

  • Students will be able to continue to an advanced degree after completion of the certificate.

The primary mission of this program is to prepare the next generation of healthcare managers for lifelong pursuit of professionalism, knowledge, innovation,
stewardship, and leadership for an improved healthcare system to meet the needs of all populations.
 

Consistent with this goal, the program is designed to provide sufficient content, knowledge and skills to prepare students to sit for the board examination in
healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) fellow.

Curriculum


The curriculum consists of five 3-credit courses.  One course will focus on healthcare economics and policy which will assist students in exploring alternative payment models based on economics, policies, and past and present healthcare trends.  Another course will explore accounting and finance as applicable to healthcare facilities.  A course in healthcare information management will assist the student in being able to analyze and utilize data and quantitative information in decision making.  Since communication and emotional intelligence is a large part of a leader’s success, there will be a course dedicated to communication and leadership.  There will be a strategic planning course which will allow learners to utilize all of the concepts explored in the other courses along with allowing them to further solve healthcare challenges in real time. 

Admission Requirements


Students may take two courses before formal application and matriculation.

The following program-specific requirements must be met:

  • A graduate application, including personal statement, to be completed online at www.arcadia.edu/gradapp.
  • Proof of graduation (transcript) from abachelorsdegree program accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Brief essay articulating goals and interest in the certificate.
  • Basic computer skills including Internet and e-mail.
  • Computer system requirements

Expenses


Tuition for 2019-2020

Matriculated Package (discounted):  $700 per credit*

Individual Course:  $800 per credit*

Corporate Enrollment (discounted enrollment of 10 students):  $500 per credit

 

*May be eligible for financial aid through Graduate Loans if taking more than 6 credits/semester.

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