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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 strategic management, ethical and legal principles, financial concerns, and an option to explore medical practice management or information 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.

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Graduate Certificates provide students with the opportunity to deepen their skills in a particular subject. They may be completed at any time while taking Master's degree provided the prerequisites are met, or the certificate may be completed as a stand-alone. 

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.

The Department of Education requires Davenport University to provide certain information (Gainful Employment Disclosure) regarding this certificate program to aid students in making a decision to enroll. The Gainful Employment Disclosure information for this Graduate Certificate can be found at

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Health Care Management, GRC and printable pdf download

Major12-15 cr.
HCMG730Ethical and Legal Perspectives In Health Care3 cr.
HCMG745 or HCMG770Health Care Practice Management or Strategic Management in Health Care3 cr.
HCMG750Financial Management for Health Care3 cr.
HINT730Information Management in Health Care3 cr.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosure