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Health Care Management Certificate Online
Lead Successful Health Care Organizations

Health Care Management Certificate Online

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours

Gain the Business Acumen You Need to Enhance Your Practice

In response to demand in the health care industry for practitioners who have strong management expertise, Ohio University developed a custom program for clinicians to hone their management skills. The Executive Management for Health Care Professionals Certificate provides business training specific to modern health care leadership by covering topics that fall outside traditional medical education. Coursework is informed by OHIO's 90-plus years of business education experience.

In this flexible, 100% online program, students complete three courses focused on management and choose one course from seven electives to align their certificate to their career goals. You'll study topics like analytics, Lean Six Sigma quality improvement, leadership and team-building, all oriented toward health care contexts.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online coursework
  • Customizable elective options
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Asynchronous, part-time format
  • Health Care-specific management skills
  • Apply up to 9 credits toward an OHIO MBA or MSM

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Meet the Demand for Clinician Leaders

Clinicians with management expertise play an essential role in health care organizations by providing high-quality patient care while achieving their organization’s business goals.

  • 32% projected employment growth for medical and health services managers through 20301
  • 51,800 new health care management jobs will be added to the market each year through 20301

Health Care Management Careers

  • Medical and Health Services Manager


    per year1

  • Nurse Manager


    per year2

  • Physician Leader


    per year3

Study Essential Management Topics for Health Care Managers

7-Week Courses | 12 Total Credits

By completing a focused curriculum of just four courses, including one customizable elective, you will build the management skills you need to advance your career as a leader in the health care field. You can also apply up to nine credits toward an OHIO MBA or MSM degree.


  • MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics
  • MGT 5021 Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs
  • MGT 5001 Managing Individuals and Teams
  • Plus one elective

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No GMAT Required | No prerequisite courses

Fall A 2024Fall B 2024
Application Deadline: 08/12Application Deadline: 10/07
Classes Begin: 08/26Classes Begin: 10/21

To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:

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Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the graduate Health Care Management Certificate program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

Earn a Flexible, Affordable Online Healthcare Manager Certificate

$9,948 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours12
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$9,948 (Ohio resident)

$10,176 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget forYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News & World Report. We offer financial aid to all students who qualify – our FAFSA code is 003100. Incentive scholarships of 15% are available for alumni, military/veteran students and employees of corporate partners.

  • Scholarships

    The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Military Friendly School
Military Friendly Spouse School
Collegiate Purple Star Award

What You'll Learn

Throughout your program, you will gain foundational business skills related to analytics, Lean Six Sigma improvement, leadership and team-building that you can immediately apply in your practice or organization.

Program Outcomes

When you finish your program, you'll be able to:

  • Effectively lead health care organizations by gaining skills in team development, quality improvement training, business analytics and other relevant business knowledge
  • Identify areas to improve processes while increasing quality and decreasing costs
  • Understand analytics, managing teams, strategic management and effective communication
  • Have solid framework for critical thinking and problem-solving skills, navigating through challenges and fueling growth in the health care industry

Learn From Multidisciplinary Experts

Instructors in the online health care management certificate program bring a wide range of academic and professional perspectives to the online classroom. Our faculty have relevant backgrounds in areas such as analytics, management and operational improvement. These valuable insights inform program assignments and provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Ashley Metcalf, Ph.D.

Director of Executive Education & Associate Professor of Operations Management

Ashley Metcalf has a background in chemical engineering with work experience in the management of high-volume manufacturing at Kraft Foods and determining the manufacturability of next-generation products in R&D at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to her position at Ohio University, Metcalf's doctoral work included process improvement in health care, specifically examining cost-reduction and value-creation process changes in hospital respiratory care services.

Read More About Dr. Metcalf

Ashley Metcalf

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