The Department of Health Management and Informatics' online Graduate Certificate in Health Care Project Management provides participants an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of project management and its application to health care.

A problem-based approach is used to frame both the theoretical underpinnings of project management and hands-on learning, including agile project management. The core HMI 8580 Project Management course prepares students to successfully complete a CAPM or PMP exam to become a certified project manager.

The 100 percent online certificate program is designed for health care and informatics professionals desiring a non-residential program to obtain project management expertise for current employment and for future career development. This graduate certificate is also appropriate for participants from non-health care disciplines, such as computer science, bio-medical engineering, and industrial engineering transitioning to health care by adding project management skills and an industry-recognized certificate. Current graduate students and others desiring an entirely in-person format also have the option to pursue the certificate in on-campus mode.

Any of the below listed job titles would be enhanced by this Graduate Certificate in Health Care Project Management.

  • Medical and Health Services Managers
  • Physicians Group/Practice Managers
  • Project Managers/Project Office Administrators
  • Management Analysts
  • Technology Project Managers
  • Registered Nurses/Nurse Administrator
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists 
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officers 
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Clinical Data Managers/Administrators
  • Financial/Business Analysts
  • Administrative Services Managers
  • Quality Control Systems Managers
  • Software Developers

Students could also potentially qualify for the following professional certifications:

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAP-M)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Certified PM (PMI-ACP)

To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of four courses (12 graduate credit hours).

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Project Management Courses

Core Courses (both required/6 credit hours)

  • HMI 8580 – Project Management
  • HMI 8880 – Agile Project Management

Elective Courses (select two)

  • HMI 7430 – Introduction to Health Informatics
  • HMI 8450 – Methods of Health Services Research
  • HMI 8401-03 – Topics in HMI: Telehealth
  • HMI 8610 – Consumer Health Informatics

Additional elective course options are available for students pursuing the certificate in on-campus format. Other elective options may also be available depending on individual student needs.

Current students may check MyZou for up-to-date schedule information.

See the course descriptions