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About the Healthcare Financial Analysis Program

UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our courses to an online or hybrid format. Online classes (asynchronous) will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. Hybrid classes are fully online with live (synchronous) virtual class meetings each week using the Zoom conferencing system.​

Healthcare Financial Analysis Specialized Certificate

At UC San Diego Extension, our students enjoy stimulating classes taught by practicing professionals and subject matter experts. The Specialized Certificate in Healthcare Financial Analysis provides an applied, hands-on approach to start or advance your career in Healthcare Finance.

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Questions? Email: financeprogram@ucsd.edu

Learn the various strategies related to finance and accounting when applied to healthcare environments.

Cover the basics of insurance reimbursement, accounting statements, cost allocation, compounding and discounting, financial risk, debt and equity financing, ROI analysis, revenue cycle management, and supply chain management.

Learn intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills as they particularly relate to financial analysis in the healthcare environment.

Acquire the art of visualizing healthcare financial data by learning skills and strategies to prepare and import data into Tableau and create dashboards for financial analysis (elective).

Learn reimbursement methodologies and compliance (elective).

Understand innovative methods, tools and processes to transform data to knowledge and provide a foundation for measurable action (elective).

Work one-on-one with a career counselor. Receive assistance with resume and interview preparation and/or internship search, preparation and application.

Who will benefit?

  • Financial Analysts wanting to break into the Healthcare Industry (hospitals, clinics, insurance companies etc.)
  • Clinic Financial Managers
  • Programmers and Data Managers working in the healthcare industry who need or desire to learn financial analysis
  • Junior Business Analysts
  • Operations Support Staff and Management in the healthcare industry who need to support financial units especially as it relates to financial allocations and investments
  • Nurse Managers in charge of financial statements and management
  • Finance Students or recent graduates who need to bridge the gap between what they learned in university and what they need to know to be employed

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the healthcare industry will be adding about 2.4 million new jobs by 2026. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, and an increased number of people covered by insurance, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

From an accounting and finance perspective, some of the factors affecting the increase in employment include growing mandates to reduce the cost of care while increasing quality, and an unprecedented escalation of mergers and acquisitions of healthcare entities.

In this scenario, the role of Financial Analysts is to:

  • Generate financial reports and metrics
  • Analyze and communicate the key metrics of financial performance
  • Plan and forecast financial activities
  • Develop and maintain various financial models used to support decision making
  • Guide cost analysis process
  • Support field operations analyzing their financial performance and identifying areas of improvement
  • All while mastering the specific healthcare industry settings
Format: Online, Live Online

Flexible

Estimated Cost: $1,870 - $2,217

Depending on electives selected

Duration: 6-12 Months

Contact
Department
Business, Professional & Legal Programs
Phone
858-534-8148
Email
financeprogram@ucsd.edu

Courses

Delivery Method
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  • Live Online
  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Hybrid
  • Number of courses: 4 (2 required, 2 electives)
  • Total units: 9

(Must take two courses)

Healthcare Finance and AccountingBUSA-40937

Units: 3.00

$595

Learn the various strategies related to finance and accounting when applied to healthcare environments. Topics include: insurance reimbursement, accounting statements, cost allocation, compounding and...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Healthcare Financial Modeling With ExcelBUSA-40992

Units: 2.00

$515

This course will cover key concepts of financial modeling, including the purpose, inputs, design, and interpretation of core models, particularly as they relate to the healthcare industry. Heavy empha...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring

Electives (Choose and complete two courses)

Healthcare Finance and Analytics Reporting with TableauBUSA-40956

Units: 2.00

$515

The critical role of accounting and finance requires technical competencies used in decision support for all areas of healthcare management. Acquire the art of visualizing healthcare financial data by...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Reimbursement Methodologies & ComplianceMEDC-40021

Units: 2.00

$355

This course was developed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the structure and function of the US Healthcare Reimbursement system, including the various types of payors, payment met...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

Data Science for Digital HealthGLBH-40021

Units: 3.00

$675

The Data Science for Digital Health course focuses on understanding innovative methods, tools and processes to transform data to knowledge and provide a foundation for measurable action. Data Science...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

(Do not count towards the certificate)

Blockchain Demystified: An Introduction to the Cryptocurrency RevolutionBUSA-80043

Units: 0.00

TBD

The technology powering Bitcoin is more than just a payments system - it s a disruptive improvement to the Internet. This workshop will teach you the basics of blockchain technology and explain how it...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall

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Internship

The Business Program Department will assist qualified students in internship search, preparation, and application. Students work one-on-one with a career counselor. To qualify students must:

  1. Complete the certificate within five years
  2. Achieve a 3.0 or above GPA
  3. Submit a short statement of interest to financeprogram@ucsd.edu

Career Resources and Services

  • One-on-One Career Coaching Appointment - Graduates who are interested in a career coaching appointment can schedule an appointment to get advice on resume building, applications, negotiation, interviewing, leveraging LinkedIn etc... Graduates will meet virtually with a career advisor for up to one-hour. If you would like to schedule an appointment and you have completed the certificate within five years, contact unexbusa@ucsd.edu.
  • O*Net - Career resources offered by O*Net , an online portal for career exploration, job analysis and self-assessment tools.
  • The Career Channel - Brought to you by UCTV and UC San Diego Extension, the Career Channel provides information, tools and experts to help those in career transition identify emerging areas of opportunity and develop plans for reskilling.
  • Explore Career Tools to Make your Next Career Move - Get help with your career research to find the priority sectors and priority jobs. The San Diego Workforce Partnership looked at all occupations in San Diego County to determine which pay best, have the most openings and are growing quickly. There are 72 priority jobs in San Diego County, ranging from stucco masons to biomedical engineers. Find out more at SDWP - My Next Move.
  • Professional Associations - Professional associations offer a terrific opportunity for career education, professional development and networking. Link to list of associations.

Conditions for Admission

UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.

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