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Finance in Health Care Adv. Cert.

William W. Walence, Graduate Program Director
(585) 475-4761, wwwihst@rit.edu

http://www.rit.edu/ritonline/programs/5/finance-in-health-care.html

Program overview

The advanced certificate in finance in health care assists professionals in updating a set of skills or pursuing a career change. The advanced certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential, or, at a later date if a student decides to pursue the MS program in health systems administration, courses may be applied toward the requirements of the MS program. To meet the needs of working professionals, courses are available online.

Curriculum

Finance in health care, advanced certificate, typical course sequence

Course Sem. Cr. Hrs.
HLTH-735 Management of Risk in Health Care 3
HLTH-737 Lean Six Sigma in Health Care 3
HLTH-730 Finance for Health Care Professionals 3
HLTH-732 Health Insurance and Reimbursement 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 12

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Program overview

RIT offers two advanced certificates in health administration:

  • Elements of health care leadership
  • Health systems finance

These certificate programs strive to meet the changing needs of health care professionals.

Each certificate can be completed individually to prepare professionals in a particular areas of expertise, update a set of skills, or assist in a career change. They may serve as stand-alone certificates or, at a later date, if a student decides to pursue the MS program in health systems administration, three of the four courses may be applied toward the program's requirements. To meet the needs of working professionals, courses required in all three of the advanced certificates are taught online.

Curriculum

Semester conversion
Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. Each program and its associated courses have been sent to the New York State Department of Education for approval of the semester plan. For reference, the following charts illustrate the typical course sequence for this program in both quarters and semesters. Students should consult their graduate program adviser with questions regarding planning and course selection.

Program modification
Effective fall 2013, the program in health systems finance will be modified and renamed finance in health care. This change will not affect currently matriculated students.

Health systems finance, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (quarters)

CourseQtr. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
0635-815 Finance for Operations 4
0635-723 Lean Sigma Appications in Health 4
0635-881 Health Insurance and Reimbursement 4
0635-798 Risk Management 4
Total Quarter Credit Hours 16

Finance in health care, advanced certificate, typical course sequence (semesters), effective fall 2013

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
HLTH-710 Health Governance and Economics 3
HLTH-715 Reinventing Health Care 3
HLTH-717 Bioethics 3
HRDE-735 Management of Risk in Health Care 3
HLTH-737 Lean Six Sigma in Health Care 3
Second Year
HLTH-730 Finance for Health Care Professionals 3
HLTH-732 Health Insurance and Reimbursement 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 21