Healthcare project management

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
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Overview

Experience a unique program designed for fulfilling the need in a rapidly expanding employment niche — the graduate certificate in healthcare project management is the first of its kind in the U.S. While many basic project management bootcamp programs already exist, this graduate certificate delivers an understanding of project management best practices and their applicability in health care settings.

This graduate certificate program provides the cross-professional training needed to enable health care workers of all levels of medical or health qualification to better manage projects needed to improve quality of care and decrease health care costs. As a student, you will gain basic knowledge of issues in health care project management and competence with skills, techniques, and tools used for effective, safe, and compliant health care project management.

Students could potentially qualify for the following professional certifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAP-M)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Certified PM (PMI-ACP)
  • Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in healthcare project management

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

School of Medicine | Department of Health Management and Informatics

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

12

Estimated cost

$5,155.20

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Healthcare project managers.

Career prospects

Potential careers include

  • Medical and health services managers
  • Physicians group/practice managers
  • Project managers/project office administrators
  • Management analysts
  • Technology project managers
  • Registered nurses/nurse administrator
  • Informatics nurse specialists
  • Chief medical informatics officers
  • Chief financial officers
  • Clinical data managers/administrators
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
9.38%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$82,000
Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in one year.

Course work includes

  • Agile project management in health care
  • Enterprise information and solutions architecture for strategic health care operations
  • Methods of health services research
  • Decision making for health care organizations

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

1 year

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

Dr. Alafaireet is the Director of Applied Health Informatics, working with HMI Group consulting. She also holds a clinical faculty appointment and teaches enterprise information architecture. Her research interests include GUI aesthetics for physician use and in the application of informatics tools to day-to-day clinical operations. Her latest publications center on the development of tools and processes needed to support the predication of visit non-adherence. She is involved in the formulation of national level policy and standards development for usability and physician supplied data.

Patricia Alafaireet, MHA, PhD
Director of Applied Health Informatics, HMI Group

Dr. Boren is an associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine. Her research interests include the appropriate use of information technology to facilitate evidence-based, self-care behavior change in chronic illness as well as the evaluation of simulation in the education and training of health care professionals. She has been a member and the chair of the Research Committee of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (DST), and co-editor of the diabetes informatics section of DST.

Sue Boren, MHA, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics