Healthcare Management online program

Course starts 14 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
6 October 2020
Course Starts:
14 October 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
5-7 hours per week, entirely online
USD $2,500
Payment Options
Yale School of Management Executive Education


It’s estimated that the US healthcare system wastes billions of dollars annually as a result of administrative issues.1 In light of this, there is an increasing demand for clinicians and health services managers who understand the operational and economic impact of their everyday business decisions.2

The eight-week Healthcare Management online program from the Yale School of Management Executive Education gives you a fundamental grounding in the business principles and organizational practices that underpin the modern healthcare system.

Throughout the program, you’ll gain practical health administration and operational skills to help you manage finances, maximize throughput, optimize patient care, and ultimately become a more effective leader.

With a unique integrated curriculum and specific industry case studies that shed light on the US healthcare system, you’ll find actionable insights applicable to your own context. Sharpen your health management skills, and gain the tools to take the next step in your organization and drive change.

1 Newsweek (Jul, 2019).
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics (Sep, 2019).

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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate from the Yale School of Management Executive Education in this online program and be empowered to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of funding structures and resource flows within the US healthcare industry

  • Identify the factors required for good financial stewardship within healthcare

  • Learn and reflect on efficient operations management tools and techniques

  • Meet compliance and quality assurance standards, and negotiate potential conflicts of interest

  • Shape organizational strategy to more effectively market a group practice

  • Discover the tools to help you progress from a healthcare manager into a healthcare leader

Course curriculum

Explore the fundamental principles of business and their application to healthcare as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online program:

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction to the economics of healthcare
  • Module 2 Financial resources underpinning healthcare
  • Module 3 Operations management and healthcare delivery
  • Module 4 Balancing patient rights and physician interests
  • Module 5 Financial principles underlying health systems
  • Module 6 The physician’s role in capital budgeting
  • Module 7 Physician organization
  • Module 8 Physician leadership

In appreciation of global healthcare workers and administrators, for whom this program is designed, all participants will receive 20% off their program fee when registering with the promo code HMG20COV.

Understanding the strain health professionals are currently experiencing, weekly assignment deadlines will be flexible, and the GetSmarter support team will be available to assist at any time.

Whilst this program was developed prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the principles and practices will still help in optimizing healthcare delivery and patient care today.

Learn the principles of effective healthcare administration

This Yale School of Management Executive Education online program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you discover how to translate management skills into effective practices in a healthcare context.

Your Program Convener

The design of this online program is guided by the deputy dean of Yale Medicine, expert faculty, and thought leaders who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the program.

Paul Taheri

Paul Taheri

Chief Executive Officer, Yale Medicine
Deputy Dean, Clinical Affairs

Dr Taheri, MD, MBA, is the CEO of Yale Medicine, and deputy dean at the Yale School of Medicine. He provides leadership for a fast-expanding physician organization that combines the latest advances with compassionate care. Prior to this, he was the president and CEO of the University of Vermont Medical Group, as well as senior associate dean for clinical affairs and professor of surgery. He has also previously occupied the vice chair of surgery at the University of Michigan, where he was division chief of the trauma, burn and critical care department. He earned his medical degree from New York University and his MBA from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Taheri has substantial experience lecturing on a range of business-related topics in the healthcare sector, including operations management, cost of care, and leadership.

Earn a certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale SOM Executive Education — and use it to set yourself apart as a professional equipped to effectively manage and lead as a healthcare provider.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 October 2020.

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


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    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.