Graduate Certificate in Optometry Business Management

In order to strengthen SUNY College of Optometry graduates’ potential to be leaders in their field, SUNY College of Optometry and SUNY Empire State College jointly offer the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Optometry Business Management. The 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.

Note: This program is only open to SUNY College of Optometry students.

Program Design

The six-course curriculum focuses on health policy, financial management, practice management, operations management, leadership, interprofessional relations and public health.

Each course is three credits. The 18 credits are fully applicable to the MBA at SUNY Empire State College.

Two courses are provided by SUNY College of Optometry and four courses by SUNY Empire State College. The SUNY College of Optometry courses are provided on an on-site classroom basis. For students’ convenience, SUNY Empire State College course are offered online.

Required Courses and Suggested Sequence

College of Optometry Courses

  • Optometric Practice in a Changing Health Care Environment — CEP-320SA
  • Public Health — CEP-310SA

Empire State College Courses

  • High Performance Management — ORG-651591
  • Healthcare Operations Management — MGT-650613
  • Healthcare Financial Management — HCM-651632
  • Strategies for Inter-professional Collaboration: A Stakeholder Perspective (capstone) — HCM-651659

Admission and Advisement

Advising will be provided by the certificate program coordinator, Dr. Barry Eisenberg.

Program Coordinator: Barry Eisenberg, Ph.D. barry.eisenberg@esc.edu

While the 18 credits are fully transferable into the MBA program, acceptance to the MBA will require candidates to apply to the master’s-degree program and complete the full admission process. Completion of the graduate certificate does not guarantee admission to the master’s-degree program.

Apply online or request information for more details on the certificate in optometry business management.