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Management in Health System

Management in Health systems

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Emphasis and Certificate Options

Healthcare is the nation’s fastest growing field and is projected to consistently grow statewide and nationally over the next 10 years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts 1.9% annual growth in the healthcare sector through 2024, more than twice the projected rate for almost every other industry. As hospitals and healthcare organizations continue to grow, there is an increased demand for managers to possess the necessary skills to take on leadership responsibilities that include business, technology and healthcare concepts.

As the needs of professional healthcare managers and administrators continue to increase, the Management in Health Systems Emphasis/Certificate will provide the skills to meet the changing needs of today’s Healthcare Industry. The Emphasis/Certificate will provide an overview of the various aspects of healthcare management including; operational management skills and knowledge, budgeting and finance, healthcare economics and population management. The online format provides flexibility which will allow students to balance their work or family obligations while advancing their education and career.

Program Options


Degree-Seeking and Non-Degree (Credit or Noncredit)

Explore the degree-seeking option if your ultimate goal is a Bachelor's Degree. Or, for a fraction of the cost, pursue the non-degree option to earn a credential for career advancement but no credits. Both options prepare you as a health systems management professional in a dynamic, fast-paced career that’s on the rise.

Students seeking undergraduate credit must be a graduate of a recognized high school or have a high school equivalency diploma. In addition to receiving a certificate, all students who complete the certificate program will receive a digital badge, validating their accomplishment, competency and/or mastery of skills. Earning a digital badge from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a great way to differentiate yourself from others and provides you a competitive edge in the job market.

Bachelor’s Degree

Organizational Leadership major with an Emphasis in Management in Health Systems

UW-Green Bay offers a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Management in Health Systems. The emphasis is comprised of four courses (12 credits) which are all offered online.

Bachelor's degree - emphasis

Who should enroll?

  • Graduates from applied associate degree programs with an interest in the healthcare field (e.g., respiratory therapy, radiology) offered by technical colleges. The BAS degree is designed for students with an applied associate degree from any Wisconsin Technical College System campus or other regionally accredited institution. Students transfer a minimum of 60 credits into UW-Green Bay.
  • Individuals looking to advance their current career or who are looking to transition into a position within a healthcare institution.
  • Individuals working in various healthcare careers, and in supervisory positions in healthcare institutions.
  • Individuals looking for career progression in entities such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, adult care facilities, healthcare alliances and other providers.