Health Care Management Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate (12 - 15 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is designed for working healthcare professionals who want to enhance their proficiency and leadership skills in the healthcare management field. The certificate program is a 12 credit hour (15 if prerequisite courses are needed) and can be completed in one year.  The curriculum introduces students to concepts in information management, ethical and legal principles, financial concerns, and an option to explore medical practice management or strategic management in healthcare.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has indicated that the job outlook for medical and health services managers is expected to have a higher than average job growth (20%) through 2026.  There will be an increasing need for managers who are versed in medical group practice management as well as those with knowledge of health information technology and informatics systems.

The courses taken for the Graduate Certificate can be applied toward the MBA with a Healthcare Concentration.

The credit for a single course cannot be applied to more than one degree or certificate; a course substitution must be approved by the Department Chair. 

Prerequisite: HCMG630 Health Care Organizations may be taken as an elective in the MBA and is a required prerequisite that must be completed prior to taking the following courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

Major
12-15 Credits
HCMG730 Ethical/Legal Prspct Health Cr 3
HCMG745 or HCMG770 Health Care Practice Management or Strategic Management in Health Care 3
HCMG750 Financial Mgmt for Health Care 3
HINT730 Information Mgt in Health Care 3