Business Administration Graduate Certificate

The business administration graduate certificate is available to those in the medical field who hold an MSN degree or are concurrently enrolled in an MSN degree program.

The healthcare industry faces complex market and political pressures, along with impacts from rapidly changing technology and chronic labor shortages. Management expertise specific to the industry becomes critical as healthcare organizations navigate these difficult issues.

The graduate certificate in business administration provides health care professionals with the business fundamentals that will prepare them to take a management role within a healthcare organization. Enrollment is limited to students who are concurrently enrolled in a Master of Science in Nursing degree program or have an MSN degree.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers (2021)

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Medical and Health Services Managers (2021)


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Business Administration Graduate Certificate Careers

Most business professionals that work in medicine have behind-the-scenes jobs. They may not get the same kind of attention and recognition as doctors or surgeons. But, they are just as important when it comes to making sure patients get the care they need on a regular basis. Complementing your Business Administration Graduate Certificate can open doors for you in the healthcare industry in careers such as:

  • Medical Equipment Sales
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Program Director
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Operations Officer (COO)
  • Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)​

Business Administration Graduate Certificate Courses

Course curriculum for the  Business Administration Graduate certificate will take your medical expertise to the next level. You’ll learn how to apply business concepts and strategies while staying focused on patient care and well-being.

Graduate courses are scheduled in eight-week modules, that meet once per week in the evening. Depending on your course load, this program can be completed in two or three years. Required courses include:

  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management of Human Resources
  • Cross-Function Operations Management