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Master’s Concentration

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving healthcare management goals and positioning organizations for success in today’s world. In this concentration, you’ll gain skills that are crucial for advancing equity as an integrated part of organizational strategy and developing solutions that meaningfully leverage diversity to create a culture of belonging within healthcare. Learn about the historical, cultural, and economic factors that shape identity, and apply appropriate tools and techniques to help organizations achieve their vision for change as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion practices. This concentration seamlessly integrates a crucial equity-centered skillset into your Healthcare Management curriculum and can help take your career to the next level by empowering you to be an agent for change in pursuit of a more equitable and inclusive workplace.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Develop practices that advance equity as an integrated component of organizational strategy

Design solutions that meaningfully leverage diversity to achieve organizational goals

Integrate an understanding of social and cultural difference to better inform interpersonal communication and problem-solving strategies

Curriculum

Master of Arts in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

5

Core Courses

4

Concentration
Courses

3

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

HC 4000 Healthcare Systems and Regulatory Environments
HC 4010 Healthcare Communication and Leaderships
HC 4015 Healthcare Finance
HC 4910 Research Practices and Applications
HC 4901 Capstone Project 
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HC 4902 Capstone Seminar
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HC 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

GS 4020 Culture, Identity, and Power
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure
HRA 4170 The Inclusive Organization
ORL 4420 Leading Change for Transformation
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Healthcare Management program include:

HC 4300 Health Equity and Justice
HC 4305  Healthy Aging: A Healthcare Imperative
GS 4040 Managing Across Cultures
ORL 4125 Evaluate and Sustain Change
GS 4140 Contemporary Racial and Ethnic Relations
ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
HRA 4520 HR Change Management

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, more than 70% of the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States, inspiring businesses to venture overseas. Career opportunities continue to grow for professionals who possess a sophisticated knowledge of timely global issues and trends, and who can work effectively across diverse organizational structures.

While many organizations are looking to expand overseas, the diversity of the American population continues to grow including workplace and school populations. This academic year, Aurora Public Schools had students from more than 130 countries that spoke more than 160 languages, and 36.8% of students at Denver Public Schools were English language learners. As diversity grows, cultural competence will be a crucial skill for professionals that work with diverse populations.


 

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Educator/Teacher
Cross-Cultural Trainer
Business Consultant
International Relations Specialist
NGO Director
Program Officer
Policy Analyst
Public Affairs Manager

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“It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and has contributed to my self-esteem, to my career, to [my company] overall…” —Jennifer Hines, graduate.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Robert Casanova

Performance Improvement Consultant

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Holly Davis

Director of Medical Staff Services, Saint Joseph Hospital

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John Dicola

Former Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Catholic Health Initiatives

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Chris Hadley

Founder & President, Denver Medical Study Group

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Evon Holladay

Former Vice President, Enterprise Intelligence

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Edmond Toy

Director, Colorado Health Institute

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Marion Jenkins

Partner and Co-founder of HealthSpaces

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Mark Levine

Clinical Professor, the University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Bruce Johnson

Shareholder, Polsinelli

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.


HIMSS Organizational Affiliates

The HIMSS Academic Organizational Affiliate program shares industry knowledge and educates our students on critical issues in health information and technology by offering complimentary student memberships to HIMSS and other key benefits.

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Curriculum Alignment

To ensure our programs meet industry needs, the curriculum is closely aligned with national organizations such as the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association, as well as local organizations such as the Denver Medical Study Group.

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