About this Specialization

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This Specialization was designed to help you keep pace with the rapidly changing world of health and health care. Through partnership with Wharton and Penn Medicine, you’ll learn from experts in business acumen, health care management, and health care policy to develop the skills you’ll need to successfully navigate the quickly evolving landscape of this fast-growing field.* By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides. *The employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor. “Occupational Outlook handbook 2016-17 Edition. Medical and Health Services Managers.”
Learner Career Outcomes
33%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English
Learner Career Outcomes
33%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers

4.5
stars
508 ratings
104 reviews
Course2

Course 2

The Economics of Health Care Delivery

4.8
stars
357 ratings
61 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Management Fundamentals

4.7
stars
273 ratings
49 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Health Care Innovation

4.6
stars
189 ratings
33 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization was designed to allow you to learn at your own pace, so you can get the knowledge you need when you need it. Most learners complete this Specialization in 4-6months, although some do it more quickly or slowly to fit their needs.

  • Some background knowledge of American health care, whether as a patient, provider, administrator, or student of the topic, is helpful. Basic high school math skills are required for Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers.

  • We suggest taking the business acumen courses from Wharton before the health care courses from Penn Medicine. You may also Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers before The Economics of Health Care Delivery, and Management Fundamentals before Health Care Innovations.

  • Wharton Online and Penn Med Online courses do not carry university credit at this time.

  • By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides.

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