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The Vanderbilt Healthcare Management Certificate
Owen Graduate School Management

Healthcare Certificate
Quick Facts

  • Format: Online, at your own pace
  • Number of courses: 1 course (with 16 modules)
  • Completion time: 3 months
  • Registration: Open to all (no degree required)
  • Next start date: July 15, 2024
  • Program fee: $3,795
  • Rankings: Top 10 percent among all business schools worldwide


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In recent years, there has been a supply and demand gap in the healthcare workforce, making employers strongly seek healthcare professionals with leadership and management skills. The Vanderbilt Healthcare Management Certificate from Owen Graduate School of Management was created to give healthcare practitioners the much needed skills to take on management and leadership roles. The certificate can be completed 100% online on your schedule in 3 months.

Participants have the opportunity to learn at one of the most distinguished universities in the U.S. In addition, participants will learn from distinguished Vanderbilt faculty, Vanderbilt University Medical Center practitioners, policy experts, education leaders, and business strategists.

The certificate is primarily asynchronous with 3 optional live sessions that serve as fantastic opportunities to connect with faculty, industry professionals, and peers and to gather additional concepts and skills that are applicable in healthcare management careers.

Program modules include the following:

  • Scenario-based decision activities
  • Case study analysis
  • Interpreting and creating financial statements and budgets
  • Creating resource plans or coaching plans
  • Self-reflection
  • Multiple choice tests that assess application and recall

93% of employers want to see soft skills on your resume, including project management, time scheduling, and communication skills.

CNBC, 2022



By completing this certificate in healthcare management online, participants will be able to effectively:

  • Manage a healthcare organization by understanding the system as well as best practice for budgeting and financials.
  • Learn how to operate your department using process mapping and root cause analysis.
  • Lead your team by understanding yourself. Study how to apply this understanding at the organizational and facility levels.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What jobs can I get with a certificate in healthcare management?

Healthcare management jobs are in demand. Graduates of the certificate program may pursue roles such as team lead, supervisor, manager, or director of various healthcare departments, clinics, and physician practices. Participants may also stay at their current level in the organization, and over time take on higher-level responsibilities.

What is the healthcare management job outlook?

The job outlook for healthcare management positions is very good. According to several sources, such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare management careers will grow 38% by 2032.

How long will this program take? How much time do I need to dedicate to my studies each week?

Participants will complete this certificate in healthcare management online program in 3 months. Participants should expect to dedicate 3 to 4 hours per week to the certificate program.

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Healthcare Management

The Vanderbilt Healthcare Management Certificate is taught by Vanderbilt University Medical Center practitioners, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management faculty, executive coaches, business strategists, education leaders, and policy experts from Vanderbilt University. Our world-class faculty and practitioners offer a game-changing combination of broad and practiced expertise; research-driven insights; and a collaborative, personal scale approach to teaching.

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