Health Industry

Healthcare costs continue to rise in the U.S. and globally. The total estimated healthcare expenditures in the U.S. for 2015 is $3.24 trillion. That is over 17 percent of the GDP. Federally sponsored healthcare expense is the largest budget item, accounting for 24 percent of the federal budget compared to 17 percent for the Defense Department. Clearly, the health economy is significant and growing! This is an industry that is ripe for disruption. It is not wonder that healthcare startups raised a record $3.9 billion in venture capital funding in 2015. There is great opportunity but it is a complex industry. Business professionals need to be equipped with an understanding of the industry; its language, business models, influencers and incentives.

Suggested Continuing Education Programs—Or You May Customize Your Own

The Business of Health (New in Spring 2016!)

This survey course will provide a broad overview of the massive health economy. We will begin with a general historical perspective and then look at each major source of revenue. Each week we will review the past, present and future of major contributors to the health economy and highlight new business opportunities. The course material will be presented utilizing a blend of presentations, panel discussions and group exercises. (Spring)


Financial & Risk Management in Health (Coming Soon)


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The Marketing of Health (Coming Soon)


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Entrepreneurship in the New Health Economy (Coming Soon)


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Program Details

Continuing education programs require 16 credit hours. You may take fewer than 16 credits, although you will not complete the program. A continuing education program is designed to be flexible to you. You can finish in as little as six months or more than a year depending on your schedule. You must have completed a bachelor’s degree to participate in the program. Classes are held two evenings a week, typically following a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule. Limited daytime options are also available.

All courses are fully transferable and may be applied toward pursuing a Daniels MBA or master’s degree.


$1,258 per credit hour

$5,032 per class

Tuition for Daniels College of Business graduate programs is based on a cost-per-credit hour set by the University of Denver. Residents and non-residents of Colorado have the same tuition costs.

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Application Deadlines

Summer Quarter, 2017

Start Date June 19, 2017
Application Deadline June 1, 2017

Fall Quarter, 2017

Start Date September 11, 2017
Application Deadline August 24, 2017