Curriculum Information – Healthcare Management Certificate

Students are admitted to a cohort that progresses through the certificate track. Students must complete 12 credits to be awarded the certificate.

Students can choose between the three pathways described below. The curriculum for each pathway covers key healthcare leadership skills such as health systems overview, organizational finances, and managing in a healthcare environment. Students will dive deeper into topics based on the pathway they choose.

Certificate students in the standard pathway will join students in the MHA Executive cohort and will participate in an on-campus kickoff in January.

Details On-Campus Session Fall Semester Spring Semester
August start, 12 credits August on-campus kickoff; Includes an introduction to courses, panels, and speakers Health & Health Systems — PUBH 7556 (2 cr)

Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations — PUBH 7551 (2 cr)

Healthcare Services Innovation — PUBH 7565 (2 cr)

Healthcare Economics — PUBH 7555 (2 cr)

Health Financial Principles — PUBH 7538 (4 cr)

Similar to the Standard Pathway, students in the Customized Pathway will take courses with the Executive MHA Executive cohort, but can select 4 or more credits from across the curriculum to design their healthcare management certificate in a way that best meets their needs. Please contact Ryan Armbruster ( for more information on this pathway.

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