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Health Care Management Graduate Certificate

Enhance your leadership skills in health care management.

If you are an allied health, health care management or business professional, this graduate certificate will help you improve your management skills and business acumen to help provide quality health care in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes or insurance companies.

You will explore the complexities of health care and learn strategies for improved patient affairs and policy and human resource management within a medical organization. You will also study global health issues and how governments develop health policy.

The four courses that make up this certificate are offered online in accelerated, seven-week sessions. You can earn the 12 required credits in four semesters or fewer. You may complete this certificate either as a stand-alone program or a stackable credential leading to the Master of Science in Health Care Management. The credits you earn for your certificate may be applied to your M.S. degree after you are accepted into that program.


Resources, Recruitment, and Retention in Health Care
Identify resources needed to recruit and retain competent health care professionals in the health care industry to provide care for patients while protecting the medical professional.

Risk Management and Patient Affairs
Focus on managing patient health care risks. Instruction will include a review of the importance of the health care record as well as the role of the risk management team in the health care facility. Mitigating loss throughout the health care industry will be discussed.

Health Care Politics and Policy
Introduction to health policy and how governmental influence affects the outcomes in the delivery of health care. Accessibility of care, quality of care, safety, and the environment will be discussed.

Any graduate health care management course (excluding MHCM 620 Health Care Management Capstone). This elective allows students to choose a course relevant to their professional interests, such as long-term care management, medical practice management, marketing, etc.

Admission Requirements

To apply, please submit:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate school you have attended should be sent directly to Immaculata’s College of Graduate Studies from the school registrar.
  • Two reference forms appraising your personal and professional qualities as well as your capability for graduate study. References should be completed by academic professors or employers and forwarded directly to the Graduate Office.

At A Glance

Program: Graduate Certificate
Audience: Graduate students
Format: Online

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