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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

InsuranceHealth Economics

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers

4.5
116 ratings
20 reviews
Course2

The Economics of Health Care Delivery

4.7
150 ratings
18 reviews
Course3

Management Fundamentals

4.6
103 ratings
11 reviews
Course4

Health Care Innovation

4.7
71 ratings
7 reviews

Instructors

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Richard Lambert

Professor of Accounting
Accounting- Wharton School
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Amol S. Navathe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
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Christian Terwiesch

Andrew M. Heller Professor at the Wharton School, Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics Co-Director, Mack Institute of Innovation Management
The Wharton School
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Roy Rosin, MBA

Chief Innovation Officer
Penn Medicine
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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor
Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
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Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Health Policy / Professor of Health Care Management
Perelman School of Medicine / The Wharton School
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Christopher D. Ittner

EY Professor of Accounting
Accounting
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Peter Cappelli

Professor of Management, Director, Center for Human Resources
The Wharton School
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Guy David, PhD

Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Associate Professor of Health Care Management
Department of Health Care Management
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David A. Asch, MD, MBA

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department of Medicine
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Michael Useem

Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership and Change Management
The Wharton School

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization was designed to allow you to learn at your own pace, so you can get the knowledge you need when you need it. Most learners complete this Specialization in 4-6months, although some do it more quickly or slowly to fit their needs.

  • Some background knowledge of American health care, whether as a patient, provider, administrator, or student of the topic, is helpful. Basic high school math skills are required for Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers.

  • We suggest taking the business acumen courses from Wharton before the health care courses from Penn Medicine. You may also Financial Acumen for Non-Financial Managers before The Economics of Health Care Delivery, and Management Fundamentals before Health Care Innovations.

  • Wharton Online and Penn Med Online courses do not carry university credit at this time.

  • By the end of this specialization, you will have a strong foundational understanding of the American health care system, along with the basic financial and management skills to make better, well-informed decisions that improve the cost and quality of the health care you or your enterprise provides.

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