Business of Health Care

Business of Health Care

The Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate is a fully-online program that brings together the Carey Business School's game-changing perspective on leadership and Johns Hopkins’ unparalleled resources in health care education.

Details

Length:

3 years, 12 credits

Tuition:

$1,290 per credit

Fees:

$100 Application Fee

$250 Matriculation Fee

Inside Look Into Business of Health Care

Program Features

Meeting the need.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that by the year 2020, the need for health administrators will increase by more than 20 percent. Health care systems, hospitals, and other medical institutions will depend on leaders who will not only decipher critical policy issues, but also balance medical acumen with business problem-solving to make smart decisions. Health care of tomorrow simply can’t survive without a new generation of professionals who have the wide-reaching perspective and nimble thinking required to navigate an industry in flux. The Carey Business School will prepare you to thrive in this environment.

The realities of today’s learner.

The Johns Hopkins Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate was designed for two particular types of students:

  • Leaders in medicine and health care who lack formal training in business
  • Professionals seeking supervisory positions in medicine and health care who lack experience, or have not had formal training in leadership

As an online-only program, the Business of Health Care certificate provides you with the flexibility and convenience to learn “around” your career. The six-course certificate is powered by an online learning system that has been developed by educators and instructional designers with decades of experience in distance education, to ensure that the learning environment is as engaging as it is user-friendly.

The program will equip you with the knowledge to:

  • Skillfully lead health care organizations
  • Understand the legal foundations of health care in the United States, and contrast this with other countries around the world
  • Maximize patient safety using the best practices of business, policy, and health care
  • Grasp the business and public health implications of changing medical and health care policy
  • Recognize the role of nursing sciences in advancing public health and the business of health care

Merging a health care powerhouse with a business education that shatters convention.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s programs have been recognized by such industry authorities as Forbes and the Wall Street Journal for their innovative curricula and uncommon approach to global challenges. By bringing together resources, faculty, and research from the Johns Hopkins University’s top-ranked schools of nursing, medicine, and public health, this certificate will provide you with a world-class education unlike any other.

After completing the program, you’ll have a greater understanding of what it takes to lead in today’s complex health care environment—and how to excel in a fast-evolving industry. You may also use the certificate as a foundation to continue in a graduate degree program at the Carey Business School, Bloomberg School of Public Health, or the School of Nursing.

Download a PDF of the Business of Health Care Certificate brochure

Students applying for this program should review the technology requirements for online students.

Residents of Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin should be aware of the distance education program disclosures for their respective states, available here.

In accordance with US Department of Education regulations, the JHU Carey Business School 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.

Sample Curriculum

The Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate will provide students with a breadth of information related to health care and medicine from across Johns Hopkins, allowing them to specialize in areas of their choosing based on their electives. Each of the schools will allow students who have completed the certificate program to apply credits earned toward specific degree programs. The choice of the program to which the credits may be applied will be driven in part by the electives chosen. 

The courses in the program will be taught by faculty from the Carey Business School and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. All students will be required to take Leading Health Care Organizations. Students will then take one core course each from three schools: Legal Foundations of Health Care, taught by Carey faculty; one course taught by Public Health faculty; one course taught by Nursing faculty; and one of the courses co-taught by Public Health and Medicine faculty. Following these courses, students will take one additional elective in business, nursing, or public health.

Students are required to complete the Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate within three years. The certificate will require 12 semester credits. Courses for the certificate are as follows:

Required Courses

Carey Business School

  • Leading Health Care Organizations
  • Legal Foundations of Health Care

Bloomberg School of Public Health (one of the following)

  • Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs
  • Quality of Medical Care 
  • Methods in Quantitative Risk Assessment 
  • Population Health Informatics 
  • Patient Safety and Medical Errors 
  • Health Management Information Systems 
  • Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System
  • Health Management Information Systems 
  • Quality Assurance Management Methods for Developing Countries 
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Systems in Low And Middle Income Countries 
  • Management of Health Systems in Developing Countries

School of Nursing (one of the following)

  • Leadership and Management in Health Care
  • Program Development and Evaluation in Health Care

School of Medicine (one of the following)

  • Leading Change through Health IT
  • Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment 
  • Health Sciences Informatics, Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support 
  • HIT Standards and Systems Interoperability 

Final Elective (one of the following)

  • Health Care Financing
  • Evaluating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Programs
  • Quality of Medical Care 
  • Leading Change through Health IT
  • Methods in Quantitative Risk Assessment 
  • Population Health Informatics 
  • Health Information Systems: Design to Deployment 
  • Patient Safety and Medical Errors 
  • Health Management Information Systems 
  • HIT Standards and Systems Interoperability 
  • Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System
  • Health Management Information Systems 
  • Health Sciences Informatics, Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support 
  • Quality Assurance Management Methods for Developing Countries 
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Systems in Low And Middle Income Countries 
  • Management of Health Systems in Developing Countries I 
  • Management of Health Systems in Developing Countries II 
  • Leadership and Management in Health Care
  • Program Evaluation and Development in Health Care
  • Business Plan 

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2016-2017

Tuition Application FEE Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$1,290 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0



All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt
     

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

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