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Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Joseph Lyons
1086 Cushwa Hall
(330) 941-3658

Certificate Description

The health care management graduate certificate is a collaborative program between The Bi­tonte College of Health and Human Services and the Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Busi­ness Administration. The sequence of 18 semester hours is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for leadership roles in health care management. The certifi­cate consists of six semester hours of business tool courses and twelve semester hours of health care management courses.

Learning Outcomes:

The student will demonstrate skills to access and integrate important facts,concepts, principles, and theories in the field of management when developing solutions to problems.

Admission requirements

In addition to the minimum College of Graduate Studies admission require­ments, applicants must complete the following undergraduate courses or their equivalent:

Research Methodology
ACCT 2602Financial Accounting3
AHLT 4810Management Skills for Health Professionals3
MGT 3725Fundamentals of Management3

Students should complete any undergraduate deficiency coursework before completion of the third semester of graduate work and must complete it prior to enrolling in related graduate-level courses.  Also, students must submit three letters of reference:

  • one from a faculty member,
  • one from an employer, and
  • one from another source, or
  • two from faculty members and one from another source.

Regular admission requires a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Certificate Requirements

Select six hours from the following:6
Statistical Problems
Research and Statistics in Health and Human Services
Economic Analysis of Markets and Industries
Financial Accounting and Finance for Decision Making
Corporate Financial Management
Health Informatics
Consumer & Product Management
Select nine hours from the following:9
Program Planning and Evaluation
Planning and Fiscal Management
Foundation and Planning
Implementation and Evaluation
Strategic Management
Select one of the following:3
Community Health Practice
Health Behavior
Health Services Issues
Total Semester Hours18