Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management Online

Gain advanced knowledge applicable to a dynamic healthcare marketplace with high employment growth.

Apply by: 12/17/21
Start Class: 1/18/22
Overview

Why our Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management stands out

$3,753 Total Tuition
5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management online program at Fitchburg State University enables you to develop essential skills to identify and implement effective solutions for challenges across the evolving healthcare landscape. You will study healthcare marketing, law and ethics, financial issues, and more.

Along with completion in as few as five months, this online healthcare management graduate certificate program provides an ideal stepping stone toward earning your Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management, which also is available 100% online. All nine credit hours from the certificate program can be applied toward the MBA program. Whether you're looking to add to your expertise or start an MBA, this certificate complements any career goals.

Online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for medical and health services managers nationwide is expected to grow by 18% through 2028.

Upon program completion, you will be prepared for leadership roles in a high-growth marketplace, such as:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships

In this online program, you will:

  • Explore how marketing principles apply to managerial decisions in healthcare and healthcare-related organizations
  • Gain an understanding of the legal environment's impact on healthcare delivery, healthcare coverage, and medical decision-making
  • Apply cost control principles as they relate to management decisions in the healthcare industry
  • Explore how marketing principles apply to managerial decisions in healthcare and healthcare-related organizations
  • Gain an understanding of the legal environment's impact on healthcare delivery, healthcare coverage, and medical decision-making
  • Apply cost control principles as they relate to management decisions in the healthcare industry

Upon program completion, you will be prepared for leadership roles in a high-growth marketplace, such as:

  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships
  • Clinical Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Medical Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Director of Client Relationships

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Also available

Fitchburg State offers a variety of specialized graduate certificate options. Check out all of our online graduate certificates or discover our highly specialized MBA online degree programs.

$3,753 Total Tuition
As few as 5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

We're Here to Help

Need More Information?

Call 844-351-9393

Call 844-351-9393

Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

Our online graduate certificate programs offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour
Calendar

Upcoming dates for our online graduate certificate program

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Fall A 20219/2/217/30/218/9/218/16/218/23/218/24/218/25/2110/20/21
Fall B 202110/28/219/20/2110/1/2110/8/2110/18/2110/19/2110/20/2112/16/21
Spring A1/18/2212/17/2112/27/211/10/221/11/221/12/223/6/22
Spring B3/14/222/14/222/21/223/7/223/8/223/9/225/1/22
Summer A5/24/224/19/224/29/225/16/225/17/225/18/227/4/22
Summer B7/11/226/10/226/20/227/4/227/5/227/6/228/28/22

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts

Have questions or need more information about our online programs?

Ready to take the rewarding path toward earning your degree online?

Admissions

Follow our streamlined admission requirements

At Fitchburg State, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. We accept international evaluations from any NACES or AICE members or the Center for Educational Documentation (CED).

(https://www.naces.org/members or https://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members)

The following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or [email protected].

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

The topics you'll study in our online graduate certificate program

For the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering nine credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of the law's impact on public health, role of legal institutions, individual rights, basic principles of medical decision-making, medical liability, basic regulatory aspect of health care delivery, universal health coverage, impact of technology and human rights issues.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
As a graduate level course, the focus is on exploring how marketing principles apply to management decisions in the healthcare industry using case analysis. Topics covered include product development, pricing and distribution, consumer behavior analysis, market definition and forecasting and development of marketing plans focusing on application of these concepts to the healthcare organization.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The focus is on exploring how cost control principles apply to management decisions in the healthcare industry using case analysis. Topics covered include an overview of financial management, tools such as accounting and cash flow analysis, financial statement analysis, the risks and returns associated with the financial market, capital budgeting and forecasting with a focus on the application of these concepts to the healthcare organization.

Need more information?

Submit the form below, and a representative will contact you to answer your questions.

Or call 844-351-9393

Ready to begin?

Start your application today!
Or call 844-351-9393 844-351-9393
for help with any questions you may have.