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Health Finance and Management

Overview

The goal of this certificate program is to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in the areas of management, finance and leadership within healthcare. The primary focus of the program is the U.S. health system.

Eligibility

The intended audience includes current degree students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health who are interested in health management and finance issues, except MPH students enrolled in the Management and Leadership concentration. Non-degree students who want to focus exclusively on current topics in health services management and finance are also welcome to apply for the certificate program.

Admissions Process

Applicants should review the How to Apply page for information about eligibility and special instructions.

The certificate program's review committee will review the applications and notify each applicant of their admissions decision. Only those approved and notified by the certificate admissions committee may earn the certificate.

Requirements for Successful Completion

A minimum of 18 credits is required for certification. All courses must be taken for letter grade and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 for all Certificate courses is required. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within three years.

The student must submit a Notification of Completion to the certificate's administrative contact after completing all of the certificate requirements. The student's transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program and processed by the Registrar.

Course of Study

Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the courses are offered.  The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below.   Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether the instructor consent is required.

Course No.

Course Title

No. Credits

Online Term

Campus Term

 

Introduction to Online Learning

All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.

0

1,2,3,4,

Summer

-

550.860

Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH

All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.

0

1, 2, 3,4

Summer

-

Required Courses

551.603

Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management

3

1, 3

2, SI

(In addition to the course listed above, one of the three courses listed below is also required)

221.602

Applications in Managing Health Organizations in Low and Middle Countries*

3

-

1

312.601

Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations**

5

-

1

551.601

Managing Health Services Organizations***

4

3

-

Elective Courses

300.651

Introduction to the US Healthcare System

4

4

2

309.620

Managed Care and Health Insurance

3

-

3

312.617

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

3

-

1

312.621

Strategic Planning

3

-

3

312.623

Financial Management in Healthcare I

3

-

3

312.624

Financial Management in Healthcare II

3

-

4

312.633

Health Management Information Systems

3

3, 4

-

312.635

Human Resources in Health Organizations

2

-

4

312.660

Marketing in Health Care Organizations

3

-

3, 4, SI

313.790

Economic Evaluation I

3

4

-

551.604

Quantitative Tools for Managers

3

-

2, SI

551.605

Case Studies in Management and Decision Making

3

-

3

551.608

Managing Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health Sector

3

-

3

551.610

Foundations of Leadership

3

-

2, 3, SI

312.790

Managing Organizational Conflict in a Healthcare Setting

1

-

SI

One of the following may be selected as an elective, but not both:

   

312.678

Introduction to Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety: A Management Perspective

2

-

3

309.732

Organizational and Human Factors in Patient Safety

3

-

4

S = Summer
SI = Summer Institute
* = This course can only fulfill the management requirement for those students working in LMICs and planning to do so in the future.
** = Enrollment Priority is given to MHA students, HPM/DrPH students, and MPH/Leadership & Management Concentrators.
*** = Most certificate students will need to select this option.

Contact Information

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Faculty Sponsor
NameWilliam J. Ward
Email teresa.schwartz@jhu.edu

Administrative Contact
Name Teresa Schwartz
Phone 410.955.3624/Hampton House 363
Email teresa.schwartz@jhu.edu

Application Coordinator
Name Pamela Davis
Phone 410.614.1580
Email Pamela.Davis@jhu.edu

Gainful Employment Program Information

In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health is required to disclose graduation rate data, median loan debt data, and other select information for all Title IV eligible gainful employment programs. To see the most recent data available for this gainful employment program, please view the attached disclosure.