This graduate certificate is jointly offered by SUNY College of Optometry and SUNY Empire State College, and is, therefore, only available to students currently enrolled in both programs. This certificate provides knowledge and critical tools to identify, anticipate, analyze, and address important economic, policy and organizational challenges that optometry students will confront as they transition into professional roles and progress in their careers. The six-course, 18 credit curriculum focuses on health policy, financial management, practice management, operations management, leadership, interprofessional relations and public health.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
The SUNY College of Optometry courses are delivered on an on-site classroom basis and billed at the optometry rate. The SUNY Empire State College courses are delivered online and billed at the MBA rate.
Students may begin this 18-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested enrollment sequence are as follows:
|SUNY College of Optometry Courses|
|Optometric Practice in a Changing Health Care Environment||3|
|SUNY Empire State College Courses|
|MGMT 6040||High Performance Management||3|
|HCLM 6030||Quantitative Methods & Healthcare Operations Management||3|
|HCLM 6025||Healthcare Financial Management||3|
|HCLM 7005||Strategic Corporate Communication & Inter-professional Collaboration||3|