Today's healthcare industry is complex and fast-changing, and navigating the economic, regulatory, and ethical landscape can be challenging. When you earn your Graduate Certificate in Business Management for Healthcare, you'll build core knowledge of critical healthcare issues and develop your ability to make strategic business decisions for improving patient care.
Graduate Certificate in Business Management for Healthcare Program Overview
- Program Structure: 4–5 courses
- Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evenings at 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Time to Complete: 1 to 3 years
Among national universities (U.S. News & World Report)
12 or 15
credits may be applied toward a future MBA
- Learn the essentials of business and management—including frameworks for decision-making and critical principles of organizational design—with the goal of improving patient access and experiences
- Specialize your studies with elective topics that are relevant to your goals, such as health informatics or supply chain for healthcare
- Build your confidence and experience through applied project work and case studies—key components of Northeastern's practice-oriented approach to learning
- Access expert career guidance from an experienced counselor at Northeastern's office of Employer Engagement and Career Design
- Build the foundation for a future master's degree from Northeastern—you may be able to apply your earned certificate credits toward an eligible master's program
- GMAT Required? No.
- Where do I apply? Apply using this application.
- Interview required? Upon request.
There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September.
Northeastern University's Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.
To view tuition rates, please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and find the cost per credit for the current academic year listed next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”
There are a number of resources to help you finance your Northeastern graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team is here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.
Once you are a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.
At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.
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Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:
The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.
Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.
We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.
The coursework for the Graduate Certificate in Business Management for Healthcare explores the fundamentals of managing successful healthcare organizations in order to deliver optimal patient outcomes.
In your required coursework, you'll study the underlying structure of the American healthcare system—and identify its unique challenges and opportunities. The electives you choose will broaden your knowledge in areas such as health policy, health informatics, and supply chain management for healthcare.
HINF 5105 | 3 credits
STRT 6220 | 3 credits
HRMG 6220 | 3 credits
Electives (Select 1 or 2)
LAW 7617 | 3 credits
HINF 5101 | 3 credits
PHTH 5232 | 3 credits
SCHM 6223 | 3 credits
The curriculum is subject to change by D'Amore-McKim faculty. Course offerings may vary by semester.
Meet our students
“I really underestimated the depth of the certificate coursework, and how much it would help me explore different career avenues in healthcare. . . . My advice to students just starting the program is not to come in looking at your career through one lens. There are opportunities out there you may not have even considered.”
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