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Graduate Certificate in Health Management (CHM)

The Graduate Certificate in Health Management program serves students with an interest in additional academic training in management and leadership aspects of health care and public health organizations and systems. Most Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates find that development of basic management skills and competencies is essential for progressing in operational and managerial roles within health care and public health programs, organizations, and systems. Graduates will obtain basic core competencies around management, personal leadership, and health care financial management.

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Administering Department:
Health Services

The Graduate Certificate Program in Health Management is no longer accepting new applicants.

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  • Develop a consistent philosophy to guide their overall approach to leadership actions within the transformation, execution, and people domains of management action;
  • Apply analytic and problem-solving skills through the application of complex models, while comparing insights about management philosophy, practices, and skills;
  • Identify and anticipate management and strategic implications of major issues and themes most likely to shape their professional development during the next decade of practice; and
  • Illustrate the role of ‘distinguishing leadership competencies' in rapidly developing into significant leadership roles in the health care industry.