West Liberty University offers a 100% online, 15 credit-hour Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management program for individuals who wish to advance their professional knowledge and skills in the healthcare business. The graduate certificate program is available as a year-round, accelerated program with courses offered in 7-week terms. Depending on the student’s preference or needs and scheduling of classes, the program may be completed in as little as 6 months or at a slower pace in 10 months by taking a single course each seven-week term.
|Required Courses – Healthcare Management Certificate||Credit Hours|
|GBUS 570 Healthcare Law and Ethics||3|
|ACC 570 Healthcare Accounting and Cost Analysis||3|
|FIN 570 Healthcare Finance and Revenue Cycle||3|
|ECON 570 Healthcare Economic Analysis||3|
|CIS 570 Healthcare Information System Management||3|
For admission to WLU’s MBA or Graduate Certificate program, the following requirements must be met.
A bachelor’s degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.5 overall undergraduate grade point average
Prior to full admission and enrollment in courses, students must take the Inbound Placement Exam*. Applicants with identified deficiencies in one or more foundational business area are required to complete the associated online leveling/tutorial module(s)*. All required modules must be completed successfully prior to enrolling in courses.(*additional information is provided as part of the program application form)
Applicants with an undergraduate degree and an overall GPA below the minimum 2.5 may be considered for provisional admission into the MBA program at the discretion of the MBA Program Director. These students must meet all other requirements prior to starting coursework. A student admitted under provisional status must achieve a grade of “B” or higher in each of the initial 12 credits of the program to continue.
All Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and adhere to the WLU Code of Conduct as well as all policies of the WCOB.
International students must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Proof of proficiency may be provided by one of the following:
West Liberty is ranked by Online MBA is one of the most affordable MBA programs available, tuition rates for program are only: $460 per credit hour for domestic students and $550 per credit hour for international students.
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose specific information to students in a certificate program. This is called a Gainful Employment Disclosure.
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.