Career and Professional Development

School of Continuing Studies

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management


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 500MON  MON
CPL2 532Leading Change TUE FRI/SAT TUETUE
CACC 520Accounting for ManagementCo-requisite: CMS2 500 or the Exemption by ExaminationTHUTHU FRI/SATTUE THUTHU
2 COMPLEMENTARY Courses to be chosen from the following: (6 Credits)
CGM2 510Project Management: Tools and TechniquesRestriction: Open to students currently in a graduate program. Not open to Special Students.WEDMON/SATTUEWED
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 MONMON
CORG 556Managing and Engaging Teamwork FRI/SAT   
CPL2 510Communication and Networking Skills SATTUE/FRISATSAT