Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
Cultivate your leadership skills and explore how value, quality, and price intersect in relation to healthcare. This certificate program explores practice and system management, strategic planning, and change leadership. Position yourself to strategically lead within healthcare organizations as they undergo changes related to policies, technologies, cultures, finances, and beyond.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Develop and administer strategic plans
Manage budgets and create financial statements
Navigate change management while maintain healthcare quality
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses)
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Science in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
Opportunities for healthcare professionals is projected to grow 19% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 25% of all new jobs created will be related to healthcare.
Health professionals will see growth is projected to grow in offices of health practitioners.
Demand for medical group practice management is expected to increase as medical group practices grow and become more complex.
Medical and Health Services Manager Salary: National Average
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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.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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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Accreditation & Associations
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.
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.
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.