About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish

Skills you will gain

Medical DeviceCost–Benefit AnalysisHealthcare Delivery SystemsEvaluationHealth Insurance

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Healthcare Marketplace

4.4
359 ratings
91 reviews
Course2

Healthcare Delivery Providers

4.7
150 ratings
35 reviews
Course3

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovations

4.4
266 ratings
62 reviews
Course4

Medical Technology and Evaluation

4.5
155 ratings
33 reviews

Instructors

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Stephen T Parente

Professor
Carlson School of Management, Department of Finance
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Dr. Rahul Koranne

Faculty
Carlson School of Management, Department of Finance
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Bryana Mayer

Lecturer
Carlson School of Management, Medical Industry Leadership Institute
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Eric Barrette

Director of Research
Health Care Cost Institute

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • There are four courses and one capstone course. Each course course will last approximately 4 to 5 weeks. The capstone is expected to be between 6 to 8 weeks.

  • Courses will run with cohorts starting approximately every two weeks.

  • This course covers the fundamentals of the healthcare marketplace at a beginners level. It is beginners level because no prior experience or courses in the healthcare marketplace are necessary, but it is a college-level course in which learners are expected to think carefully about conceptual and practical issues.

    The ideal learner will have at least two years of college experience, but college experience is not required.

  • Taking the courses in sequence is strongly recommended.

  • No. (Not at this time).

  • The specialization will help the learner understand the vast career opportunities in the multi-trillion dollar health care sector. Often, people understand a tiny piece of the healthcare market - most likely as patient. This specialization will give learners a holistic view of a complex and wealthy industry with literally hundreds of thousands of career openings every year. In terms of careers, better positions are available to those with a more strategic sense of the industry and what career arc they hope to achieve.

  • Online courses on health care management are not unique. However, this Specialization with its different components is different from other courses currently available for three reasons. First, no competing course provides as holistic a view of all the major sub-sectors of the healthcare market. Many focus exclusively on hospital or physician administration. Some talk of the mechanics of healthcare payment by insurers. Second, no other health care management course is so skilled oriented. The focus on market sizing and cost-benefit analysis - two very strategic abilities - is rare if not singular only to this offering. Finally, no program offers a capstone in valuing new medical innovation. New medical innovation drives the industry and is the clear expectation of any advanced society of what the medical industry should achieve at its best.

  • Yes, though relevant work experience is beneficial. The course material is most directly relevant to managers either working in or aspiring to work in the healthcare market. This industry has many components. The course is designed to give a landscape view of many critical parts ranging from health care delivery to financing and technology development. The context of the material is not limited to any particular occupations, industries, or regions.

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