Health Systems Leadership Management

If you are on a career path to become a leader of a health care organization, the HSLM certificate program will provide focused training that enhances competencies in the domains of transformation, execution, and interpersonal skills. As a student in the program, you will:

  • Complete coursework in health care finance, health policy analysis, quality assessment, and the strategic management of healthcare organizations.
  • Engage in an integrative, applied research project with a team of faculty who will support you during the conceptualization, design, analysis and interpretation of results. 
  • Gain advanced preparation to take on roles such as medical director, quality officer and department chief.

Academic Requirements

  • HPM 2012 Financial Management Foundation Health Care and Public Health or HPM 2014 Applications and Issues in Financial Management of Health Care Institutions
  • HPM 2001 Health Policy and Management in Public Health or HPM 2064 Health Policy Analysis
  • HPM 2207 Quality Assessment or HPM 2017 Quantitative Methods
  • HPM 2150 Strategic Management
  • HPM 2700 Seminar in Health Systems Leadership
  • HPM 2275 Applied Project


You must submit a brief statement addressing your interest in health systems leadership and management, previous experience, areas of interest, and the relation of the certificate to career goals. The admission requirements are based on completion of at least an advanced health care provider degree (e.g., MD, RN, PharmD, PT, OT), job experience and career plans.

Applications are reviewed by the Department of Health Policy and Management's admissions committee. Admissions decisions are made by the program director.
How to Apply

This program is managed by the Department of Health Policy and Management.