MBA Certificate Program

Qualified students working toward their OD degree may apply for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Optometry Business Management. The certificate is offered jointly by the College and SUNY Empire State College. Upon completion it is applicable to an MBA in Healthcare Leadership also offered by Empire State. Students may enter the program in the summer between their first and second year of the OD Program. The certificate is a six-course, 18 credit program. Two courses, are part of the optometry curriculum, and four are offered online by Empire State College.

MBA Certificate Program Sequence: (All courses are 3 credits)

  1. High Performance Management (Second year, Summer)
  2. Healthcare Financial Management (Second year, Summer)
  3. Healthcare Operations Management (Third year, Summer)
  4. Practice Development and Healthcare Administration (Third year, Spring)
  5. Public Health Management (Third year, Spring)
  6. Strategies for Inter-professional Collaboration: A Stakeholder Perspective (capstone) Fourth year

Financial aid may be available for the certificate program. Applications for the certificate program will be handled through Empire State College online.

The certificate program and MBA are also open to practicing optometrists.

To learn more about this joint program, read the press release, or visit the Empire State College website.

Combined OD/MBA Program

Qualified students working toward their OD degree may apply for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Optometry Business Management. The certificate is offered jointly by the College and SUNY Empire State College. Upon completion it is applicable to the MBA in Healthcare Leadership also offered by Empire State. Students may enter the program in the summer between their first and second year of the OD Program.

The certificate is a six-course, 18-credit program. Two courses are part of the optometry curriculum, and four are offered online by Empire State College.

Second Year

Summer Semester
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Advanced Graduate Certificate in Optometry Business Management Recommended Sequence: (All courses are 3 credits)

Second Year, Summer – with SUNY Empire State College
High Performance Management

This course focuses on the managerial leadership roles and competencies needed to translate strategic visions into tactical and operational plans, as well as on tools and methodologies to improve organizational productivity through integration, communication, and the management of knowledge-based organizations. Students identify, develop, and apply competencies associated with the dynamics of change and flexibility and balance them with the competencies required to lead with stability and control.

Healthcare Financial Management

This course will teach students to make sound decisions that promote the financial well-being of a health care organization. The course starts by introducing the basic assumptions and concepts underlying the preparation and measurement of financial data, measurement of business operations, business valuation, financial reporting, budgeting, cost allocation, service and product costing and special reports for managerial purposes. It then progresses to analyze the principles governing the health care industry, rules and regulations in collecting, preparing and presenting financial data for health care providers. As the students comprehend the accounting and financial reporting aspects of healthcare organization, they will move on
to cover the financial decisions relevant to operating budget, capital budget and the right mix of cash flows and outflows to create values for the organization. Various learning activities may include readings, research, presentations, case studies, discussion, and financial market analysis.

Third Year

Summer Semester
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Third Year, Summer – with SUNY Empire State College
Heath Care Operations Management

This course will help students to become familiar with the concepts, tools, and techniques for improving operational processes, such as lean processes, six sigma, flowcharting and statistical tools. It also provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to run efficient and effective health care systems.

Spring Semester
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Third Year, Spring
Practice Development and Health Care Administration

See page 19 for the description of this course

Public health Management

See page 19 for the description of this course

Fourth Year

Summer Semester
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Fourth Year – with SUNY Empire State College
Strategies for Inter-professional Collaboration

This is the capstone for the program.

MBA in Healthcare Leadership

  • Required Courses
    Mastering Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
  • Analysis of Healthcare Markets and Health Policy
  • Quantitative Methods and Healthcare Operations Management
  • Healthcare Financial Management *
  • Healthcare Economics *
  • Health Information Management and Informatics *

*Assessment Exams Available

  • Sample Electives
    Case Studies in Bioethics
  • Healthcare Marketing Services
  • Governance and Trusteeship
  • Health Legal and Regulatory Affairs
  • Healthcare Accounting
  • Healthcare Quality, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Strategic Communication and Inter-professional Collaboration
  • HR Competencies for Healthcare
  • High Performance Leadership