Students are admitted to a cohort that progresses through the Certificate track. Students must complete 14 credits to be awarded the certificate; credits are awarded through completion of 5 online courses.

Schedule and Courses (all PubH XXXX)

Management Certificate: All Students

Spring Semester
7556 (2 cr) Health & Health Systems
7551 (2 cr) Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations

Summer Semester
7538 (4 cr) Health Financial Principles

The four elective credits of the Certificate can be taken in the standard pathway or in customized pathways:

Standard Pathway

Students pursuing this specialization will join students in the MHA Executive cohort.

Students participate in the 8-day January on-campus session which includes an introduction to 5 courses, panels, and speakers.

Spring Semester
7565 (2 cr) Healthcare Services Innovation
7555 (2 cr) Healthcare Economics

Customized Pathway

Students can select 4 or more credits from across the curriculum to design their Management Certificate in a way that best meets their needs.  Please contact Ryan Armbruster ( for more information on this pathway.


Students in the certificate are expected to master basic skills in management and accounting and financial analysis in health care organizations. For clinical professionals and others working in the health care industry, these skills are critical to the development of their careers and to their mobility within the organization and the field. Specific outcomes expected to accrue to those who complete the certificate include:

    • Enhanced ability to lead work teams or departments.
    • Expanded ability to make decisions about the most efficient use of resources.
    • Better grasp of policy and other system-wide perspectives, and accompanying ability to better participate in strategic decision-making in the organization.
    • Deeper understanding of the role of management and of other professionals in health care organizations.
    • Larger conceptual framework on which to base learning and other developmental activities in the future.
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