About This Program
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. This certificate program can be completed online.
Upon completion of the certificate program in Health Finance and Management, students will be able to:
- Describe the organization and primary financial systems of the U.S. healthcare delivery system
Describe current key policy and programmatic health care payment methodologies, and the impact of evolving value-based models.
Describe and apply key models (e.g. ACO) to optimize health care organization and delivery.
Evaluate various models of management and leadership, and leadership traits and characteristics necessary to meet the needs of complex and collaborative health care delivery systems.
Discuss challenges and opportunities related to the use and integration of data, data-gathering, and other aspects of health care information systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the health care delivery system.
The intended audience includes current degree students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health who are interested in health management and finance issues. MPH students enrolled in the Management and Leadership concentration and JHSPH MAS degree students are not eligible to apply.
Applying to the certificate program as a JHU degree student
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but applicants must submit the declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.
MPH Management and Leadership students are ineligible for this program.
Non-degree students who want to focus exclusively on current topics in health services management and finance are encouraged to apply for the certificate program. Please note: for non-degree students, applications must reflect a first or third term start date.
Applying to the certificate program as a non-degree applicant
Students who are not currently enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express.
English Language Proficiency Test Results
Results are not required.
Prerequisites or special requirements
Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.