Addressing the business of health care — the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management. Gain a focused understanding of the management and strategic issues associated with the unique complexities of health care organizations and related industries.

This program can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or in combination with a master’s degree program.

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Graduate Certificate

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Managers within the health care industry need to be able to understand and address unique industry-specific topics, ranging from delivery systems and integrated health care networks, to specialized accounting, legal, and ethical issues. Dig deeper into these areas through a focused set of courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management.

You’ll learn from a winning combination of academic faculty and experienced health care executives with deep knowledge of the industry — and alongside other professionals with similar career challenges and goals.

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management (15 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

BUS ADM 755 Health Care Administration and Delivery Systems*
BUS ADM 757 Managed Care and Integrated Health Networks*
BUS MGMT 720 Strategic Management in Health Care*
BUS MGMT 727 Health Care Accounting, Law and Ethics*

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Please choose one course from the following:
BUS ADM 731 Diversity in Organizations
BUS ADM 738 Human Resource Management
BUS ADM 759 Seminar in Health Care Management:
BUS MGMT 715 Leadership, Team Building, and Effective Management*

*Courses offered online.

Additional certificate requirements as well as course descriptions can be found on the Graduate School website.

To be considered for admission, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better. This certificate may be completed alone or in combination with the Lubar College’s MBA or MS in Management degree program.

To apply, complete the online application. Please also send your official transcript (from highest degree earned) to the Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

For Online MBA students or students completing Online Certificates only, tuition is $800/credit or a total of $12,000 to complete the certificate. All other students are subject to UWM’s tuition and fee schedule. This does not include the cost of textbooks and other miscellaneous expenses.


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