Health Services Management Certificate

Health Services Management Certificate student

The Health Services Management certificate provides a conceptual understanding of the business aspects of the health services management industry, along with the analytical and problem-solving skills to apply that information.

You will strengthen your ability to:

  • deliver high-quality, cost-efficient health care;
  • direct and coordinate services;
  • communicate with customers and stakeholders;
  • lead and motivate peers;
  • innovate and manage change.

Courses

Required Courses (21 credits)
Course Name Credits Prerequisites
Health Care Quality and Patient Safety (HSM 4301) (preferred) 3 Introductory statistics recommended
or    
Introduction to Quality Management (ABUS 3301) 3  
Health Care Delivery Systems (HSM 3521) 3  
Human Resources in Health Care Settings (HSM 4531) 3  
Health Care Finance (HSM 4541) 3 Knowledge of basic accounting and Microsoft Excel
Health Care Administration and Management (HSM 4561) 3  
Health Care Law, Safety, and Ethics (HSM 4591) 3  
Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care (Capstone) (HSM 4861) 3 HSM 3521, 4531, 4541, 4561, and 4591

Planning Chart | A guide to help you plan your schedule of courses
Course Catalog | Course descriptions and prerequisites
Class Schedule | Detailed information on courses offered in a current semester

Transferring Credits

With approval, transfer coursework can make up 40 percent of the certificate requirements, with at least 60 percent earned after admission and taken at the University of Minnesota.

In addition, the Health Services Management certificate can apply toward the Health Services Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree. 

If you have any questions about how your credits may transfer in or out of this program, please consult with an adviser.

Completion Requirements

To be awarded the certificate, you should complete all coursework within four years of admission, with a minimum grade of C- and a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

When you are ready to apply for graduation, visit One Stop and complete the Application for Undergraduate degree form.

Admission

Admission Deadlines

Fall semester | July 15
Spring semester | November 15
Summer term | April 15

Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements include:

  • at least 45 semester credits of completed coursework;
  • a preferred performance level of 2.5 or better in your undergraduate- or graduate-level work; if you do not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA but have relevant professional experience, contact an adviser.

Admission Benefits

You may take one or two courses in the program before applying for official admission, however, you should apply for admission as soon as possible.

As an admitted certificate student, you will:

  • be assured that all of your course work will count toward the certificate (unless requirements change);
  • receive updates about the program;
  • have an opportunity to register earlier than a student who is not admitted;
  • not be assessed the University of Minnesota Student Services fee.

Registration

To find out when you should register, consult the Registration Calendar.

  • If you are a U of M admitted student, register through MyU. Instructions can be found on One Stop.
  • If you would like to take one of our courses but are a nonadmitted student (not formally admitted to a degree or certificate program), follow the registration steps outlined on One Stop.

Contact Us

612-624-4000 or 800-234-6564 | cceinfo@umn.edu

20 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, MN 

In-Person Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.