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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals Certificate

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Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals - CTEMHP

College of Business 
College of Business Annex 351
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Current degree-seeking or non-degree status

Certificate Overview

The Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals certificate provides executives with management skills related to leading teams, departments, and other aspects of healthcare organizations. For instance, students will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities related to managing teams; analyzing data for decision making; and managing quality improvement projects. An additional elective course provides specialized knowledge related to finance, analytics, business intelligence, or business venturing. A professional who completes this graduate certificate will be a more effective manager in healthcare organizations.

This graduate certificate serves to sharpen the managerial skills of working professionals and graduate students looking to advance their healthcare careers. This certificate is especially valuable for clinical professionals looking to advance their managerial acumen.  Healthcare professionals are under increasing pressures to run their organizations like businesses. They are demanded to decrease costs while also maintaining or increasing quality of care. Most clinical training, such as medical school or nursing school has not historically provided these professionals with the business skills needed.  The Executive Management for Healthcare Professionals certificate strives to provide relevant, practical management skills to healthcare professionals. Expected time to completion is 2-3 semesters.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for managing teams and team dynamics
  2. Organize and analyze data for decision making
  3. Describe strategies for managing quality improvement projects using Lean Six Sigma methods
  4. Identify the challenges of managing people and processes in healthcare environments

Opportunities upon Completion

After the completion of the Executive Management for Heathcare Professionals graduate certificate, students will be able to apply techniques for data analysis and process improvement, understanding the complexity of managing other people as well as teams.  Students can advance their career opportunities by pursuing higher-level managerial positions that build on their existing clinical expertise.  Some examples may be nurse managers, hospitial directors, physician-leaders, etc.

Admission Requirements

Students must apply and be accepted into the certificate program. Students will need a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and official transcripts. Students should submit an updated resume and optional cover letter.  No GRE or GMAT scores are required. Admitted students will need to earn a C or better in all of the certificate courses. And, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be awarded the certificate.

International Students

This certificate does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and a I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Completion Requirements

Complete at least 12 credit hours as follows:

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