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Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate
Healthcare managers need business skills to provide high-quality clinical care and achieve their organization’s goals. However, clinical settings like medical or nursing schools often do not provide these skills. As pressure grows for healthcare administrators and managers to decrease costs while also maintaining or increasing the quality of care, there is a growing demand for leaders with strong business acumen.
Go beyond clinical expertise and learn the management techniques necessary to run a successful healthcare organization.
The coursework for the OHIO Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate is practical and designed to provide relevant, real-world business skills with healthcare applications. This certificate is specifically designed for healthcare professionals in collaboration with Ohio University’s Heritage College for Osteopathic Medicine.
This program can prepare you to:
- Effectively lead a healthcare organization through talent development, quality improvement training, business analytics, and other relevant business knowledge
- Develop an understanding of analytics, managing teams, strategic management, and effective communication
- Create a solid framework for critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, navigating through challenges, and fueling growth in the healthcare industry
- Identify areas to improve processes while increasing quality and decreasing costs
- Position yourself for the 422,300 healthcare management jobs expected to be created between 2019 and 2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Apply credits from the courses taken in this certificate toward a College of Business master’s degree
Expected completion time: Four 7-week courses over 28 weeks or two semesters.
|MBA 6320||Descriptive Analytics||3 Credits|
Data analysis is rapidly becoming a required skill set for today’s managers in competitive environments. As a decision-maker in business, you are likely to be asked to conduct your own analysis of data or to interpret a report that has been derived by others. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to summarize, visualize, and manage data within software environments that are commonly used in business today. Additionally, techniques that help decision-makers reduce risk and identify opportunities that would provide an individual or a company with a competitive advantage will be reviewed.
|MGT 5021||Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs||3 Credits|
Organizations are under increasing pressure to be better, faster, and cheaper. This pressure has driven many organizations to adopt process improvement methodologies, like Lean Six Sigma, to increase quality and decrease costs. This course is designed to equip students with the foundation of theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to manage Lean Six Sigma programs. The course integrates basic learning (through readings and lectures) with real-world examples. After completing this course, students should understand how to effectively manage and navigate a process improvement program.
|MGT 5001||Managing Individuals and Teams||3 Credits|
This course presents a strategic and analytical approach to complex behavioral problems involving interactions among individuals, teams, and organizational factors. The course explores topics such as leadership, team dynamics, motivation, decision-making, power/persuasion, and conflict as they apply to the management of individuals and teams in organizations. The class utilizes case studies, experiential exercises, personal reflection, and an organizational consulting project to practice and refine students’ management skills as well as to gain insight into their own strengths and weaknesses as a manager.
Choose from ONE of the following elective courses
|MBA 6335||Managerial Finance||3 Credits|
This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques of financial decision-making. The primary learning objectives of the course include knowing what information is necessary for a manager to make effective financial decisions, understanding the corporation’s role in the financial system including how firms are funded and how the securities used for funding are valued, and how financial information should be analyzed and interpreted in order to make effective and informed business decisions.
|MBA 6390||Predictive Analytics||3 Credits|
Predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical and machine learning techniques and applications within a business environment. The primary goal of predictive analytics is to discover and apply relationships found within historic datasets to make predictions about the future or otherwise unknown events. In this hands-on course, students will be introduced to concepts related to constructing, testing, and applying quantitative models in various business settings. From this perspective, students will utilize major software tools to conduct an analysis of continuous, classification, and clustering models. Upon completion of this course, students will gain insight into how models are constructed and how predictive models can improve business.
|MBA 6395||Business Intelligence||3 Credits|
This course provides a broad overview of business intelligence and data management including database fundamentals, business intelligence approaches, data management/data governance strategies, data mining, and other business/data analytics techniques. Our primary emphasis will be on the managerial perspective, focusing on how you can design, implement, and leverage business intelligence systems and strategies in a management role.
|MGT 5071||Ideation, Concept Development and Business Models||3 Credits|
In this class students will learn how to use common tools and techniques to generate, validate and assess new venture ideas. The class will be principally practical focusing on ideation efforts and will engage students in a process of screening, validating and building new business concepts. Students in this class will learn how to use the business model canvas and other lean launch techniques to validate their business models. Critical skills, such as, pitching and selling concepts will also be acquired.
|IHS 5200||Foundations of Leadership in Healthcare||3 Credits|
This course includes the examination of the core leadership competencies required to serve in contemporary healthcare organizations. Explores key concepts in understanding organizational culture(s) and the skills required to build and sustain effective teams.
|IHS 5201||Quality, Safety & Service in Healthcare Leadership||3 Credits|
This course examines the issues related to the leader’s role in developing and executing quality, safety, and service and the interdependence of these strategies on outcomes in healthcare.
|IHS 5202||Financial Innovation and Growth Strategies in Healthcare||3 Credits|
This course examines the basic financial management skills and accounting processes unique to the healthcare delivery system and the responsibilities of managers and leaders in applying them. In addition, this course will explore the specifics of revenue generating strategies through growth and innovation in healthcare.