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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.

Earn a graduate degree and certificate at the same time.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

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If you plan to study on an F-1 or J-1 visa, contact Tracy Joosten.

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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

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

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Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

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

HC 4005 Healthcare Macroeconomics
HC 4100 Management Principles in Healthcare Systems
HC 4110 Healthcare: Innovative Strategies and Change Management
HC 4130 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

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Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

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

HC 4005 Healthcare Macroeconomics
HC 4100 Management Principles in Healthcare Systems
HC 4110 Healthcare: Innovative Strategies and Change Management
HC 4130 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Healthcare Management program include:

HC 4200 Comparative Healthcare Systems
HC 4210 Quality Improvement for HC Leaders
HC 4225 Healthcare Public Policy and the Legislative Process
HC 4230 Implementation and Evaluation of Healthcare Public Policy
HC 4900 Experiential Learning in Healthcare
HC 4915 Experiential Learning in Business

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Healthcare Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

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6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
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6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
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6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Strategic Leadership in Healthcare Organizations.

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Career Outcomes

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.

Job Titles

Chief Strategic Officer
Health Information Management Director
Management Consultant
Practice Office Manager
Business Administrator
Program Management Analyst
Administrative Director
Medical and Health Services Manager

Medical and Health Services Manager Salary: National Average

$105,005

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Hear from Our Students

Theme: Job Satisfaction

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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

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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.

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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

Accreditation

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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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