Healthcare Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate

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Minimum Requirements for Healthcare Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate: 12 credits 

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements.
Healthcare Management and Leadership Program Requirements
Complete the following:
HML/MBA F636Survey of Healthcare Administration3
HML/MBA F637Information Systems and Decision Making in Health Services3
HML/MBA F638Healthcare Law & Ethics3
HML/MBA F639Healthcare Finance and Economics3
Total Credits12

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Admission Requirements

The Healthcare Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate is designed for students who are interested in an administrative career in the healthcare sector, including managerial roles within hospital systems, public and private insurers, pharmaceutical, medical device and technology companies, consulting or other federal or local governmental organizations. Applicants are required to have professional experience in healthcare or a related field.

Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

Complete the admission process, including the following:

  • Students must have a completed baccalaureate degree.

  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam. 

  • Students with a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements. 

  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.

  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. A minimum score of 550 on GMAT or 299 on GRE is required. 

  • Additional required application documents include a Resume, Statement of Goals, Letters of Recommendation and Official transcripts.


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Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.

  • This roadmap should be used in conjunction with regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor or mentor each semester.
  • Some courses and milestones must be completed in the semester listed to ensure timely graduation.
  • Transfer credit may change the roadmap.
  • Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.
  • Courses with (*) are recommended.
First Year
HML/MBA F63620,253HML/MBA F63720,253
HML/MBA F63820,253HML/MBA F63920,253
 6 6
Total Credits 12

Footnote Definitions

General Education Requirements Degree Requirements Program & Other Requirements
1--Communication 8--Alaska Native-themed 20--Program Requirement
2--Arts 9--Communication 21--Capstone Requirement
3--Humanities 10--Computation 22--Concentration Course
4--Social Sciences 11--Ethics 23--General Elective
5--Additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 12--Humanities 24--Minor Course
6--Mathematics 13--Human Relations 25--Upper Division
7--Natural Sciences 14--Humanities or Social Sciences 26--Program Elective
15--Library & Information Research
17--Natural Sciences
19--Social Sciences

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes are measurable statements that describe knowledge or skills achieved by students upon completion of the program.

Students graduating from this program will be able to:

  • Produce high-quality professional communications on technical issues/topics for internal and/or external audiences to describe the drivers and actors of healthcare services, insurance and healthcare organizations
  • Produce high-quality professional presentations using various modes of technology on technical issues/topics for internal and/or external audiences to describe the drivers and actors of healthcare services, insurance and healthcare organizations
  • Leverage critical thinking by identifying and partnering with a local health service organization, investigating an issue and using technical knowledge and skills to find and recommend a solution
  • Understand ethical patient practices and the purpose of electronic health records (EHR), medical consent, privacy, security and fraud and legal and ethical issues at the beginning and end of life
  • Apply federal, state and local laws and historical constitutional decisions that influence healthcare today
  • Test hypotheses and use quantitative and qualitative data to interpret business performance
  • Apply knowledge of health policy and the issues and challenges as they relate to (i) planning and (ii) financing of healthcare services