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.
Pair your Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate with the MBA Essentials Certificate
Whether you work in health care, manufacturing, service or public administration, you will find the MBA Essentials Certificate very useful to advance your career in management. MBA Essentials is a first step toward the full MBA. Essentials students take their courses with MBA students and admissions criteria are the same. Through 15 credits of course work in the Byrd School, you can get a feel of the MBA and earn a certificate. If you decide you can commit to the MBA after the certificate, all 15 credits count toward the MBA and you can earn your degree in just a few semesters.
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Pair your Healthcare Management Graduate Certificate with an MBA
The Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business offers you a rich curriculum designed for busy, working adults. Study full-time or part-time and earn an MBA attending evenings or alternating weekends at our conveniently located campuses in Winchester or Leesburg. Small classes guarantee you individualized attention with support from accomplished and caring faculty who deliver high-quality courses based on real- world experiences. Classes emphasize practical, hands-on applications that will make your MBA work for you in the marketplace.
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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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Graduate Applicant Materials
- Complete the Graduate Application
- Official transcript(s) from ALL post-secondary schools attended from which credit was received
- Two letters of recommendation former/current professors and/or professional colleagues
- A cover letter of intent statement of no more than one page describing your aspiration, career goals and reasons for wanting pursue a MBA
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