Graduate HCM Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management is a targeted non-degree seeking program that gives you the leadership edge to function effectively in the current health care organizations.
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management
In the past few decades, the health care environment has changed dramatically. Many who work in the health care industry, particularly those who have achieved or aspire to management and leadership positions, have undergraduate or graduate degrees in business and finance or in clinical areas like medicine or nursing. Despite their extensive health care experience, they may lack the formal education and training in health care management.The department offers a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (HCM) program to students who want to enhance their leadership skills, administrative capabilities and management practices in healthcare organizations. The program is offerred in collaboration with the College of Business. It consists of 15 credits, nine of which must be MPA health care courses in management, law and policy.
The demand for health care professionals continues to grow. With an aging population that is expected to place unprecendented strain on the health care industry, the graduate certificate in health care management seeks to respond to this expanding, dynamic field.
Students Discuss Poster Presentations in MPA 762 Health Care Administration Law
The Graduate HCM Certificate program is intended for health care workers, as well as aspiring managers and interested professionals, who desire to enhance their managerial skills, but do not want to complete a 36 credit hour Master's degree program.
Graduate Certificate students who want to preserve the option of eventually earning an MPA degree with a Health Care Administration Emphasis should consult with Dr. Filipova to ensure that all or most graduate certificate credits will transfer to the MPA program. Under these conditions, the MPA program can be obtained by successfully completing additional 21-24 credits of MPA core courses and a 3-credit capstone seminar or thesis.
Students Discuss Poster Presentations in MPA 773 Health Care Policy
Flexible Delivery Format & Advanced Technology
The majority of the Graduate Certificate program courses are conducted face-to-face during a 14-week session. For all MPA courses, students meet on five Saturdays during the semester for each course. Faculty incorporate technology in a myriad of ways, creating a lively, modern approach to learning. Students are able to access course materials in D2L anywhere, anytime. Because of this, students are deeply engaged in a dialogue with faculty and with each other about ideas.
The College of Business offers some of the elective courses (Category B) face-to-face or 100% online. The schedule provides considerable flexibility and convenience to students in terms of both school work and busy professional schedules.
For program requirements, please see Graduate HCM Certificate Curriculum.
For admission requirements, please see HCM Certificate admission.
Please contact Dr. Filipova at email@example.com for more information.