The Certificate in Healthcare Management and Leadership prepares clinicians and practitioners to be the next generation of healthcare leaders with a lifelong pursuit of professionalism, knowledge, innovation, stewardship, and leadership for an improved healthcare system to meet the needs of all populations.
All courses are 3-credit, fully online courses with both synchronous and asynchronous components.
The certificate is designed for students to complete in as little as one to three years.
Students network and interact with other healthcare industry professionals and peers throughout all courses.
Students use case-based scenarios and real-life applications making it practical.
Students can take two courses before formal application and matriculation for the certificate program.
Courses can be applied toward a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with Arcadia University.
Our curriculum consists of synchronous and asynchronous courses which will prepare students to:
Sit for the board examination in healthcare management as an American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) fellow once all other requirements are fulfilled.
Launch successfully into a clinical leadership and or management role within a variety of organizations.
Continue on to pursue their MBA at Arcadia University.
The curriculum consists of six 3-credit courses and Students can start any semester. Most courses can be taken in any order*:
CHS 600: Introduction to Healthcare Management and Leadership
Topics include healthcare systems, delivery, access, quality, and cost, introduction to finance, healthcare economics, management philosophies, communication, data analytics, marketing, and introduction to strategic planning.
CHS 601: Financial Decision Making in Healthcare
This course explores accounting and finance principles applicable in healthcare and the student will be able to read financial statements in order to make decisions.
CHS 602: Healthcare Economics and Policy
This course will highlight alternative payment models based on economics, policies, and past/present healthcare trends.
CHS 603: Emotional Intelligence and Communication in Healthcare
CHS 604: Healthcare Information Management: Data Analytics
This course will analyze and utilize data and quantitative information in decision making.
CHS 605: Strategic Planning
This course will allow learners to utilize all of the concepts explored in the other courses along with allowing them to further solve healthcare challenges in real time.
Students may take two courses before formal application and matriculation. The curriculum consists of six 3-credit courses and students can start any semester. Most courses can be taken in any order except for CHS 600 which must be taken first and CHS 605 which must be taken last.
Prior to acceptance into the program, all students will be billed on a per-credit basis. The current tuition rate is $800/credit. Each course in the curriculum is 3 credits. Upon matriculation into the program, students may choose one of two payment options:
They may continue to be billed on a per-credit basis.
They may choose to be billed the package price for the entire program. Tuition paid for courses taken prior to matriculation will be credited to the student account.
The package price for students is $12,600*, billed over 6 equal installments of $2,100/semester (plus semester fees, see below).
Registration: approximately $50 per semester, subject to change
Technology: approximately $100 per semester, subject to change
Additional expenses for textbooks and course materials will also apply
*Fees subject to change
A Graduate Application, including personal statements and resume, must be completed online. Please complete the application via a desktop computer for a better user experience.
A clinical degree at a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree level or higher from an accredited institution with a GPA of 2.7 or better.
One official transcript from each college, university, or professional school attended. Transfer credits included on a transcript must include grades earned; if not, an official transcript from the original school must be submitted. Transcripts must be sent from the issuing school in a sealed envelope and contain the appropriate signatures and seals to be considered official.
Three current letters of recommendation - one from a current or past supervisor and two from professional or academic recommendations (employer, coworker, colleague, professors, etc.) Please note: No friend/personal references will be accepted.
In addition, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
Possess basic computer skills including internet and email.
Complete an online plagiarism training module and submit a certificate of completion prior to beginning their first class. Complete instructions will be communicated at the time of acceptance into the program or registration for a course.
For more detailed information on how to apply, please see our graduate admissions requirements.
Application Deadlines/Rolling Admission
Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Students may start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.