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Health Care Management and Leadership Certificate: Leading with Excellence

The Health Care Management and Leadership certificate provides students with both the theoretical knowledge associated with health care management and leadership plus a set of practical tools to aid in the challenges faced or may be faced in this dynamic industry. Through real world scenarios of how to incorporate solutions and weekly health care related current events discussions, students are able to gain more than a clinical perspective into the world of healthcare management.

As an added perk, once you apply for a certificate you are accepted into Ashland University's MBA program and can continue taking courses toward your MBA degree.

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Health Care Management and Leadership Certificate Credit Hours Prerequisites
MBA 501 Organizational Dev. & Change Management 3 None
MBA 575 The Healthcare Organization 3 None
MBA 577 Managing the Health Care Organization - The Financial Perspective 3 MBA 575
MBA 579 Improving the Health Care Organization 3 MBA 577

Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Grow Your Career with an Ashland Graduate Business Certificate

Whether you are a new student looking to start graduate coursework with a micro-credential or an MBA alumnus looking to enhance your marketability, a graduate business certificate is a great addition to your academic and professional development.

  • Pursue a standalone certificate or integrate it into a full MBA degree.

  • If you already have an MBA degree, a certificate program provides in-depth coursework in a specific business content area.

  • If you’re interested in completing professional development or continuing education hours, completing a certificate program is a short-term goal with immediate ROI.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty. Seventy percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. They also have an average of 17.5 years of service at AU and they lead more than 11 different student organizations.

They are members in 25 different professional organizations, from the American Council on Consumer Interests to the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning and everything in between!

Our faculty have earned a variety of specialized certifications, such as Certified Health Education Specialist and National Institutes of Health Human Subjects. 

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Career Support

The university offers placement support, internships and career-oriented services to students who complete a graduate business certificate through the Career Center for Life Calling.

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