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Seton Hall Offers New Certificate in Global Health Management  

global healthcare programSeton Hall is offering a new academic program, the Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management. This 15-credit certificate program is designed to prepare students to become leaders in today’s rapidly changing, international healthcare environment.

Courses in the certificate program include: 

  • Emergency Management and Health Security
  • Healthcare Management
  • Global Health, Bioterrorism and International Security
  • Contagion and Conflict: Global Impact of Infectious Disease
  • Community and Population Health
  • Preventing Humanitarian Crises
  • Healthcare Policy

The Certificate in Global Health Management is jointly offered by the University’s School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) and the School of Diplomacy and International Relations (SODIR), both located on the South Orange Campus. Visit www.shu.edu/globalhealth for information on the certificate program’s admission requirements, curriculum and how to apply.

The program is now enrolling for the Fall 2016 semester, which begins August 29, 2016. Some of the courses are available online, while all are available on campus.

Employment Outlook

As the World Health Organization states on its website: “In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.” Recent crises – and responses – related to infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters and bioterrorism, for example, underscore the urgent need for professional leaders capable of tackling current and future health-related challenges. 

“Healthcare employers are increasingly looking to hire candidates with international experience, because they are a great asset to their business development and operational management,” says Nalin Johri, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Seton Hall Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, which offers the healthcare management courses within the certificate program. “Through 2022, we’re expecting to see 23% job growth for healthcare administrators,” he continues, citing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational outlook report.

Interdisciplinary Approach

“The study of health management within a global context is positioning our students to advance their careers in a number of ways,” says Yanzhong Huang, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Studies in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, which has an exclusive alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America. “Early- and mid-career professionals working everywhere from nonprofit organizations and government agencies to complex healthcare systems and multinational corporations can benefit from this new program.”

Learn More about the Global Health Management Certificate Program at Seton Hall University:

Global Health Facts & Figures

  • US$ 6.5 Trillion – Total global expenditure for health per year
  • 400 Million – People worldwide who do not have access to essential health services
  • 148.2 Million – People worldwide affected by conflict and natural disasters
  • 17 – Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations
  • 196 – Countries represented in the CDC’s International Health Regulations agreement

Sources: Centers for Disease Control, United Nations, The World Bank, World Health Organization

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For more information, please contact:

  • Patrick McDermott
  • (973) 275-2062
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