Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management


Please note that this program is restricted to health and/or social service organizations. Applications for admission are not accepted from the general public. Interested organizations should contact for further details.

This graduate certificate is designed for practicing health care professionals who want to acquire leadership skills to pursue a career in management or for managers and administrators who wish to upgrade their business and management knowledge for a senior management role. Focus is on the current changes and challenges in health systems across Canada, such as new funding models, evolving organizational changes, human resource challenges, financial sustainability, and greater demand for integration. A problem-based approach to teaching and learning will be taken, whereby students identify a real workplace operational problem and apply the theoretical concepts they learn to analyze and apply innovative and practical solutions.

Admission Requirements:

1. A Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or 3.2 out of 4.0 in the last two years of full-time academic studies and three years of recent work experience in administrative, research or clinical positions in a health related environment; OR,

2. A Bachelor's Degree in any discipline and a Certificate in Health and Social Service Management with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0.

3. All applicants must provide their curriculum vitae and two letters of reference.

NumberTitlePrerequisitesAvailable Times
3 REQUIRED Courses (9 credits):
CMS2 533Lean Ops. & Performance Mgmt in Health ServicesCo-requisite: CHLC 500    
CPL2 532Leading Change TUETUE  
CACC 520Accounting for ManagementCo-requisite: CMS2 500 Mathematics for Management or Exemption by ExaminationTHU   
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
CGM2 510Project Management: Tools and TechniquesNot open to Special StudentsMONSAT  
CHLC 580Health Services Management Field ProjectPrerequisite: CACC 520, CMS2 533, CPL2 532, and (CGM2 510 or CHLC 590 or CORG 556 or CPL2 510 or CORG 553)    
CHLC 590Topics in Health CareCHLC 500    
CORG 553Employee and Labour RelationsRestricted to students in the graduate HR and Health Care programs or with Departmental approval.MON   
CORG 556Managing and Engaging Teamwork     
CPL2 510Communication and Networking Skills SATMON/WED