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Healthcare Management Certificate

Program Overview

Become an Asset in a Dynamic Industry

The Healthcare Management Certificate from Queens University delivers the skills you need to play an essential role in a variety of healthcare settings. Explore theories and best practices as you learn to examine the ethical challenges faced by the industry and take the next step in your career as a leader.

The Healthcare Management Certificate from Queens University delivers the skills you need to play an essential role in a variety of healthcare settings. Explore theories and best practices as you learn to examine the ethical challenges faced by the industry and take the next step in your career as a leader.

Program Highlights

12

months to complete

15

total credit hours

$1,165

per credit hour

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Understand the Business of Healthcare

In addition to preparing you for career success in the field, the Healthcare Management Certificate program will also equip you with the essential business skills you need to stand out as a leader. Through a selection of courses guided by industry experts, you’ll gain expertise in accounting, marketing and management as they apply to various aspects of healthcare.

When you complete the Healthcare Management Certificate program, you’ll be ready to apply your business skills in diverse professional settings. Through leading management practices, you’ll address ethical challenges in healthcare and develop strategic plans for improving healthcare systems and patient outcomes.

Career Outlook: A Growing Need for Healthcare Leaders

The need for management professionals in healthcare is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare management field is expanding at a rapid pace of 18%, which is more than three times the average industry growth rate1. As the field continues to grow, more than 71,000 new positions for medical and health services managers are expected to be created by 20281.

Medical and Health Services Manager:

$100,980/YEAR

In this position, you would oversee the services provided in a medical facility. Your responsibilities would include planning services and managing the time of medical personnel to ensure each service is completed appropriately1.

General and Operations Manager:

$100,780/YEAR

In this position, you would plan and direct services offered by a variety of facilities. Your responsibilities would include overseeing several departments’ operations, evaluating performance, and ensuring each employee has the materials they need2.

Other titles you may qualify for:

  • Pediatric clinic manager
  • Quality manager
  • Clinic director
  • Practice manager

Curriculum: Healthcare Instruction Focused on Leadership

The Healthcare Management Certificate program utilizes a curriculum that examines today’s healthcare industry from a business perspective. Courses are designed to deliver the industry-specific skills you need for professional success in healthcare, plus the business expertise you need to thrive as a trusted leader. As you complete the Healthcare Management Certification, you’ll explore topics like health services organization and development, managerial accounting, marketing management and more.

Healthcare Management Certificate (15 credit hours)

Required Courses:

  • MBA 605 Managerial Accounting*
  • MBA 625 Marketing Management*
  • MHA 500 Health Services Organization & Development

Choose two of the following courses:

  • MBA 620 Management of Human Resources for Healthcare
  • MHA 625 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Organizations
  • MHA 630 Epidemiology Research & Statistics

*Prerequisite courses that are not listed may apply.

Course Spotlight: MHA 620 Management and Human Resources of Healthcare Organizations

In this course, you will explore the importance of human resource management in healthcare settings, and its impact on decision-making. The course examines essential topics including employee selection and retention, along with the strategic functions and processes that contribute to the success of a healthcare facility.

Course Spotlight: MHA 625 Quality Improvement for Healthcare Organizations

This course delivers professional skills for assessing, evaluating, and managing diverse healthcare facilities and organizations to improve quality outcomes. As you explore continual quality improvement, you’ll also examine the roles of The Joint Commission, Baldrige and more.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the Healthcare Management Certificate from Queens University, you’ll need:

Queens University may request GMAT/GRE scores if an applicant does not meet other admission requirements.

Tuition Details

The Healthcare Management Certificate includes 15 credit hours and costs $1,165 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can readily accelerate your career.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s Healthcare Management Certificate, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

Each graduate business certificate can be completed in one year.

To apply for admission, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Admission essay (contact a program manager for more details)
  • Resume outlining academic and professional background and recognition, honors, and awards
  • Two recommendation letters from professional references
  • Three years of professional work experience (preferred)

The Admissions Committee may request GMAT/GRE score if more information is needed to make an admission decision. Submitting a strong GMAT/GRE score could strengthen your file if you are concerned about other areas of your application.

Each graduate business certificate leads to career outcomes in diverse industries.

The Executive Coaching Certificate provides the qualifying skills for roles such as executive coach, training development manager, business manager and more.

The Finance Certificate provides the qualifying skills for roles such as financial manager, financial analyst, asset manager and more.

The Healthcare Management Certificate provides the qualifying skills for roles such as medical and health services manager, general and operations manager, clinic director and more.

The Leadership & Change Certificate provides the qualifying skills for roles such as top executive, human resources manager, director and more.

Each graduate business certificate requires the completion of five courses. Please refer to each program page to learn more about required courses.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 April 10). Medical and Health Services Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020 March 31). General and Operations Managers. Occupational Employment Statistics. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes111021.htm.