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)
  • Innovation Science and Human Centered Design/Human Factors (T71-506)
  • Project Planning Methodologies (T55-523)*
  • Capstone Seminar (T71-508)
  • Capstone Project (T71-509)

Elective Courses (Choose 1 course)

  • Discrete Process Simulation Modeling in Healthcare (T71-507) or Analysis and Simulation of Discrete Event Systems (E35-407)
  • The Art and Science of Risk Management (T54-526)
Students accepted into this program may be eligible for tuition scholarships. Please contact to learn more.