​Health Care Operational Excellence Curriculum


The 30-unit (10 courses) Master of Health Care Operational Excellence, is intended for practitioners and process managers in the health-care industry. Students in this program will learn the principles and science of process analysis and continuous improvement in health-care environments.

The 15-unit graduate certificate in Health Care Operational Excellence is also offered and can be transferred into the degree program at any time. Students in this program will enable healthcare professionals to lead teams and large initiatives in an operational excellence environment.

* These courses are required to earn a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Operational Excellence.

Required Courses (Choose 9 courses)

  • Introductory Overview of Operational Excellence in Health Care (T71-501)*
  • Facilitation Skills / Change Management (T71-502)*
  • Lean Health Care Concepts, Tools and Lean Management Systems (T71-503)*
  • Six Sigma Concepts and Tools (T71-504)*
  • Health Care Financial Models (T71-505) or Financial Principals of the Company w/ Healthcare case study (T60-502)
  • Capstone Seminar (T71-508)
  • Capstone Project (T71-509)
  • The Art and Science of Risk Management (T81-5502)
  • Project Management Fundamentals (T81-5504)*

Elective Courses (Choose 1 course)

  • Innovation Science and Human Centered Design/Human Factors (T71-506)
  • Discrete Process Simulation Modeling in Healthcare (T71-507) or Analysis and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems (E35-407)
*Students accepted into this program may be eligible for tuition scholarships. Please contact engineeringgradadmissions@wustl.edu to learn more.


Contact Us

Pam Struttmann
Director of Student Recruiting
314-935-5484

sever@wustl.edu