Add proficiency with our online care management certification

Graduate Certificate (12 credits)

Grow your management proficiency in the fast-expanding field of business in health care with Davenport University’s graduate health care management certificate. Designed for working health care professionals like you, this health care management certificate program accommodates your schedule with 100% online classes through Davenport’s Global Campus.

Earn your Davenport graduate health care management certificate in as little as one year and then bring your skills in financial and information management, legal principles, ethics and more to in-demand business health care jobs.

Do you have a desire to earn an MBA? Your health care management certificate will give you a head start on Davenport’s MBA with a health care management concentration by applying your credits toward this graduate health care management degree.

Preparing you to effectively manage business in health care 

Through your courses in the care management certification, you’ll be well-equipped with new skills in managing business in health care. You’ll get a solid grounding in ethical and legal principles in health care management while training in effective ways to manage finances and data within business health care jobs.

Complete your care management certification with a specialty course in either health care practice management for the physician’s practice or strategic management for a health care organization. Every class in Davenport’s online health care management certificate program aligns with Quality Matters (QM) and is evaluated for quality of instruction through Instructional Design.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Complete your health care management certificate 100% online
Manage business in health care, a field expected to grow 32% (BLS)
Focus skills through 4 care management certification classes
Apply 100% of your certification credits to our health care MBA

Why pursue a health care management certificate at Davenport?

Expand your professional toolkit for running a private physician’s practice or managing in a health care organization through Davenport’s health care management certificate program. Immediately apply the tools of this care management certification to your current role and have course credits to use toward a future graduate health care management degree at Davenport.

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Online convenience

Take 100% of your courses in our health care management certificate program online and on your schedule in a program designed to fit your professional and personal life.


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Experts on managing business in health care

Train with highly credentialed, graduate-level instructors who hold doctoral and master’s degrees and have extensive experience, both as effective health care managers and as skillful online instructors.


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Real-world proficiencies

Gain the practical proficiencies managers need for business health care jobs, including costing methodologies, purchasing strategies, staffing, e-health information management and much more.


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Hands-on education

Add an impressive project to your portfolio by creating a business plan for running a medical practice — a hands-on project in the certificate program’s health care practice management class.


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Specialization for business health care jobs

Learn nuanced skills and strategies in one of two specialized Davenport care management certification courses: health care practice management or strategic management in health care.


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Credit toward an MBA

Earn course credits in your health care management certification that apply to Davenport’s graduate health care management degree — all while gaining knowledge you can use right now.


Get started on your health care management certificate

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your health care management certification at Davenport.

Talk to a graduate admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start or advance your career managing business in health care. Request more information or begin your application now.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 

Davenport University has met HIMSS' rigorous standards for quality health information and technology education. This exclusive recognition by HIMSS means the university's program is aligned with the competencies employers want, and it prepares learners to sit for a HIMSS professional certification exam.

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