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 master of science program in health systems administration, courses may be applied toward the requirements of the master of science program.
$1,035 per credit hour (2017-18 AY)
12 credit hours required
A full-time student could finish the program in less than 1 year, and a part-time student could complete the program in less than 2 years.
- Management of Risk in Health Care (3 credits)
- Lean Sigma in Health Care (3 credits)
- Health Care Finance I: Basic Principals & Practice (3 credits)
- Health Insurance and Reimbursement (3 credits)
- Hospital Administrator
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Clinical Manager
- Health Systems
- Physician Practices
- Nursing Homes
- Ambulatory Care Facilities
- 95% of RIT graduates enter the workforce or continue to go on for further education
- RIT alums hail from more than 147 countries and work for more than 3,723 employers
- Upon graduation, you’ll become a member of the 121,000-strong RIT alumni community
- We build programs based on real-time employer demand
- The same faculty that teach on-campus, teach online
- RIT faculty have extensive experience in the classroom, in research, and in their professional fields
- We provide the same library services and resources, including a dedicated librarian, for online students
- Our career specialists provide advisement to help you plan, prepare for, and meet your career goals
- We provide enriched personalized academic advising
- You receive the same RIT credential as traditional on-campus graduates
Applications may be submitted any time during the year. For priority consideration, please submit all application materials a minimum of 6 weeks prior to your intended start date.
To be considered for admission to the advanced certificate in finance in health care program, candidates must complete the online application form and fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
- Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work
- Submit a current resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation
- Complete an interview with the program chair (for those without health care experience)
- A test of English Language aptitude is required of all applicants and course registrants whose native language is not English. RIT accepts TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE exams. Students must achieve the following minimum scores prior to consideration for admission: 550 paper-based or 79 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or 58 on the Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE). Applicants are exempt from submitting the TOEFL, PTE-Academic, or IELTS exams if they have worked or studied in the U.S. for the last two years or they are from countries and attended universities whose native language is English. These countries include: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British West Indies, Canada, England, Guam, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Virgin Islands and Wales
It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of three years of experience in a health care or health-related organization as either a practitioner or manager. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be asked to complete certain undergraduate courses as a bridge for the content knowledge required for the graduate program. They may also be required to complete a graduate level internship in health care prior to graduation.
All credentials must be submitted and reviewed by faculty prior to the completion of 12 semester credit hours of graduate work in the program.
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