Healthcare professionals can gain career-advancing financial skills in just seven weeks with Southern’s new online certificate program, Finance for Healthcare Professionals. The program starts July 10 and prepares professionals to comprehend financial data and make sound financial decisions affecting healthcare organizations.
“If you’re working in healthcare, Southern gives you the basic financial skills to do your job in a better manner,” said Sandip Dutta, professor of finance and department chairperson. “This new program is unique. Each topic has been carefully selected and is taught by industry experts. In a very short time frame, you’ll get advanced financial management skills, great for a promotion or an entry into healthcare.”
Finance for Healthcare Professionals is ideal for those who want a better understanding of cash flows, basic budgets, and other financial concepts relevant for the healthcare industry — without the time constraints of a demanding healthcare MBA. Program content covers the business of healthcare, healthcare economics and policy, financial modeling, cash flow and valuation, and much more.
Professionals looking to gain the skills to efficiently manage the operations of multi-faceted healthcare organizations while navigating ever-changing regulations could include lab managers; health practice managers; registered nurses interested in administrative roles; insurance and pharmaceutical professionals; as well as students enrolled in a public health major or a nursing major.