The graduate certificate in healthcare management will provide you with the critical tools necessary to identify, anticipate, analyze, and solve the complex problems currently facing healthcare organizations.
The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management from the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business at Shenandoah University offers a concise, flexible program that will allow you to understand the dynamics and complexities of the healthcare industry and to deliver impactful results.
Healthcare employment opportunities are growing faster than average, with excellent prospects for applicants with health care work experience and leadership skills in business and management. Changes in healthcare regulations, implementation of new technologies and emphasis on preventative care contribute to increased need for healthcare management specialists. Services previously provided in hospitals are shifting to offices of health care providers. These smaller offices will require managers with healthcare knowledge and excellent business skills.
I very much valued the small classroom sizes and access to the professors.”
Deborah Inaba, ‘14 | Exercise Physiologist for Valley Health
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Our program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management and business education. It represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide, and it recognizes that the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business offers high-quality business programs. Processes are in place to ensure continuous improvement in the future. Therefore students and alumni can be proud of earning a degree from an institution that has taken its place among other world-wide leaders in business education.
Career and Salary Possibilities
The highly specific requirements of both the biology and business components mean you’ll receive a comprehensive foundation of knowledge to prepare you for a successful career.
Career and Salary Examples for Healthcare Management students:
- Practice Manager: $54,045
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representative: $84,400
- Laboratory Manager: $61,576
- Office Manager:$50,455
- Human Resources (HR) Manager: $41,212 – $100,500
The Career Services Office Provides A Comprehensive Range Of Services And Resources To Assist Shenandoah Students In Their Career Search. Services offered include resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and professional dining etiquette workshops.
This interdisciplinary certificate exposes students to issues in management, social policy and decision analysis that are unique to the health care industry. Upon the successful completion of the required 12 credit hours, students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Healthcare Management by taking two additional elective courses. The four-course certificate consists of three management courses (MGT 525, MGT 527, and MGT 571) and one course in economics (ECN 571). ECN 501 Foundations of Economics– or equivalent is the prerequisite for ECN 571. This certificate can be completed simultaneously with the MBA degree or as a stand-alone certificate.
- MGT 525 Current Issues in Healthcare Management
- MGT 527 Healthcare Management
- MGT 571 Healthcare Law and Compliance
- ECN 571 Topics in Healthcare Economics
We offer two course schedules:
- Evening classes meet once a week on a weeknight (Monday thru Thursday) either from 6 to 8:30 p.m. or from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Every-other-weekend classes meet on Friday nights and Saturdays. Friday night class is from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday morning class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoon class from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
There’s a special bond between Byrd School of Business students and their professors. Students enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who mentor them in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University business education. Students also benefit from our executive-in-residence who works with both professors and students to broaden the student’s focus beyond the classroom.
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The MBA Admission Committee will give full consideration to your entire application packet, but admission to the program is competitive. When your complete application is received, MBA Program Director will evaluate it and determines your eligibility. If you are found eligible, an interview with the MBA Admissions Committee will be scheduled.