Health Care Policy

Open-Enrollment Health Care Policy Courses

Healthcare is the largest sector of the U.S. economy, and also the sector with perhaps the deepest and most complex involvement of government throughout. Current and future health care executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals increasingly need to understand how government and public policy processes work, what the key policy issues and trends are, and how they can more effectively navigate this complicated environment.

The Washington Campus offers five-day customized, open-enrollment healthcare policy courses for graduate students. The courses enable participants to interact first-hand with healthcare policy makers, regulators, and other experts who share their uniquely valuable insights with those interested and involved in health care. Students engage in and enjoy a unique learning and professional development experience with the best expert practitioner faculty: those actively shaping the future of business, public affairs, and public policy in the health care sector. Participants learn how to lead and succeed in the rapidly-changing landscape of health care policy.

The complete course includes: pre-readings, course sessions and activities, a take-home exam with two essay prompts, and a team project due two weeks after the course is completed. In order to meet academic credit contact hour requirements, in-person courses typically run Monday-Friday from approximately 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., with a 4:00 p.m. close on Friday. The Washington Campus forwards grades to participants’ universities, which award the final course grades and up to three academic credits.


Marc Mullins
Indiana University

As a business leader in the healthcare industry, my experience at TWC was not only informative, but formative as I began to develop strategies and consulting engagement models to help healthcare organizations navigate the enormous amounts of regulatory changes that would come. While most of my university classes were very high level or geared to industrial and manufacturing sectors, this was the one course I took that was directly applicable to my industry. 

Maja Lacevic
University of Florida

I had an amazing residency experience with The Washington Campus taking a deep dive into strategically managing healthcare policy in Washington DC. I am reflecting on this incredible opportunity to learn from policy and thought leaders in the healthcare space. I am even more grateful to have made a career in this industry that I am passionate about and excited to bring lessons learned back to my dynamic organization.

Ebony Providence
Indiana University

Last week was nothing short of amazing! I completed The Washington Campus strategically managing health care policy residency program. I was honored to have met healthcare leaders and political strategists within the government sector and learn about the current and future state of healthcare in the United States. I left with increased purpose, awareness, and motivation to improve health equity and access to quality care.

Health Care Policy: "Strategically Managing Health Care Policy" Agenda

Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
Day Five
  • Strategic Management of Public Affairs and Public Policy: Health Care
  • Health Care Policy in the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch
  • Telehealth: Case Study of Business and Health Care, Technology and Public Policy
  • The Political Dynamics of National Health Care Policy
  • Navigating the Executive Branch: People, Process, Policy
  • Panel Discussion on Health Care Policy: Understanding Legislative Players and Processes
  • Uncharted Fiscal and Monetary Policy: Implications for Health Care
  • Integrating Stakeholders with Business Strategy and Policy Advocacy
  • Discussion and Integration
  • Managing The Agencies And Acronyms: HHS And CMS
  • Managing Corporate Strategy and Government Relations
  • The Larger Context of Health Policy: Population Health and Social Determinants of Health
  • The Role of Associations: Information, Organization, and Advocacy
  • Cybersecurity Policy: Challenges for Business and Government in the Health Care Sector
  • The Role of Independent Regulatory Agencies: The FTC and Competition Policy in Health Care
  • The Food and Drug Administration: Policy, Process, and Challenges
  • Changing Paradigms: The Intersection of Health, Technology, and Public Policy
  • Strategic Advocacy – Team Exercise and Discussion
  • The Changing Policy Landscape for Biopharma, Payers and Providers
  • Insurance and Coverage, Costs and Care: Medicaid as a Model?
  • The Politics and Economics of Health Care in the U.S.
  • Discussion and Integration
  • Distribution of Certificates

Healthcare Policy Course Registration Fees and Tuition

You may register now on our homepage for our MBA programs and Health Care Policy MBA program. Our current in-person MBA course tuition is as follows:

  • $2250 for participants from consortium member schools
  • $2350 for participants from non-consortium schools
  • This includes a $150 non-refundable application fee and deposit.

Payment is due upon registration in order to have a space reserved. During the online registration process, students will be prompted to select from a list of consortium member schools and programs (full-time, part-time, etc.) or a non-consortium school (listed as “Other”).  


Should you have any questions during the registration process regarding payment, including any special conditions that may vary according to your school’s specific arrangements, please consult with your home campus MBA staff representative or contact The Washington Campus staff at (202) 234-4446 or   


In order to gain access to certain government buildings, proper government-issued identification is required. 

As soon the registration process is completed, you will be sent a username and password to enter the course’s secure website where details of the course (including pre-readings) will be posted.  Group project assignments will be sent to each student on the first day of the course.

Transportation to and lodging in D.C. are the responsibility of course participants.

The Washington Campus facility is convenient to the Farragut North (Red Line) and Farragut West (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) Metro stations.

Courses that are held in-person will be at or near The Washington Campus facilities, located at:

1150 18th Street NW, Suite 400

Washington DC 20036

Register for the next Healthcare Policy Program today!

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