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Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

At Fayetteville State University, we have a new focus on healthcare.

Healthcare is the fastest growing occupation through 2022. In 2015, there were more than 315,000 management positions in the healthcare industry. The median management salary ranges from $75,500–$88,580. Top Healthcare professionals in these positions earned over $150,000 annually. 

To respond to this growing need, the MBA Program at Fayetteville State University provides a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management. The program is intended to provide healthcare professionals the necessary skills and know-how to operate effectively in the ever-changing healthcare industry. The program is designed for individuals with experience in the healthcare industry regardless of previous undergraduate and graduate fields of study, including: administrators, physicians, nurses, directors, and unit managers.

Unique Program Features

•  The program consists of 5 classes and can be completed in 12 months.
•  Classes are offered in 8-week accelerated formats and can be taken 100% online.
•  Select classes (when available) are offered in the evenings, one night a week.
•  Select classes include senior healthcare professionals to team-teach healthcare courses.
•  All classes are transferable and count toward completion of a full MBA degree with FSU.
•  Nationally recognized for superior quality and value by US News and World Report, Affordable  
   Colleges Online, and Top Master’s in Healthcare Administration.

HCM Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (HCM) curriculum consists of 5 classes (15 credit hours). The classes can be taken as a stand-alone Graduate Certificate Program, or as part of our MBA program. Featured courses include:

HCM 680: The American Healthcare System (3 hours)

Topics include: foundation to understand managed care concepts w/emphasis on: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Patient Center MedicalHome (PCMH) delivery model.

HCM 681: Healthcare Finance and Control (3 hours)

Topics include: Value based purchasing, along with the financial assessment, acquisition, allocation, and control of financial aspects of healthcare organizations. Budgeting, cost allocation, fee structures and management control processes is also covered.

HCM 683: Ethical and Leal Issues in Healthcare (3 hours)

Topics include: business ethics versus healthcare ethics,conflicts of interest, ethics communities, informed consent, confidentiality,human experimentation, death and dying, disease treatment, etc.

HCM 685: Healthcare Information Systems (3 hours)

Topics include: using technology to find medical information and use accounting systems, health insurance systems, inventory systems, patient billing/purchasing systems, and meaningful use of health information exchange systems.

HCM 686: Managing & Measuring Quality Outcomes (3 hours)

Topics include: concepts of quality and quantity assessment from multiple perspectives: patients, providers, payers,
standard setting organizations, policy makers. In addition, concepts of patient safety, community health disparities, and population health are covered as well.                                                                                                                            

       Admission Criteria:                                                                                                                             

      * Minimum of Bachelor of Science/Art (in any field, GPA > 2.75)           
      * Two letters of recommendation 
      * Submission of application and official transcripts 
      * Healthcare-related experience preferred                                                      

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