Health Care Management (Certificate)

The health care industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With our certificate in health care management, you'll learn foundational skills to lead the way.

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Program Overview

A leadership role in a thriving industry awaits. With our certificate in health care management, you'll take courses that address the most pressing issues in today's health care industry. You'll acquire foundational skills and knowledge that will improve your on-the-job performance—all with just one year of part-time study. Once you earn your certificate, you can transfer your coursework into our MBA in Health Care Management.

Whether you roll into the MBA or stop with your certificate, you'll partner with industry insiders who understand what it takes to succeed as health care managers, analysts, and consultants. With their support, you'll elevate your health care career. 

Our School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Program Options

Complete the certificate in health care management and transition into the MBA in Health Care Management program. You may roll into the MBA program without submitting a GMAT score if you earn a certificate GPA of 3.3 or higher. All coursework from the certificate will transfer into the master's program. 

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Admissions Information

Your application to our certificate in health care management consists of two parts: a complete online application and the $35 application fee.

For admission consideration, we require you to have an undergraduate degree with minimum GPA of 2.7.

We use a rolling admission format, meaning you can apply when it's convenient for you. We do recommend that you apply multiple weeks prior to the semester you'd like to begin the program; this will give us enough time to process your application.

You can start during any semester: fall, spring, or summer.

Program Highlights

Take the inside track to greater leadership in the flourishing health care industry.

Faculty Mentor

Powerhouse Faculty

Here, you'll partner with faculty who bring extensive industry experience into the classroom. These health care insiders infuse the latest trends, thinking, and technology into their teaching. As you complete your certificate, you'll feel ready to rise in your health care career. 

Hands-on Learning

From case studies to health care simulations, your education will impart practical skills you can immediately apply in your professional role. You'll go further, faster in this learn-by-doing environment.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

You'll rise in your career as you learn skills and concepts you can apply from day one.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • Penn Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Aetna
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Crozier Keystone Health System
  • Nemours Children's Health System
  • Amerihealth Insurance of New Jersey

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Health care operations administrator
  • Health care program manager or consultant
  • Patient quality & safety specialist
  • Economic health care analyst
  • Clinical manager
  • Director of IT project management

Industry Growth

Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow by 20% between 2016 and 2026. That's 13% percent higher than the national average for other occupations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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