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 a prescribed sequence of courses offered in seven-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 by taking one course in one seven-week term then two courses in two seven-week terms or at a slower pace in ten months by taking a single course each seven-week term. A student must be formally admitted to the program before taking any graduate courses in the program.
Healthcare Management Certificate Courses:
|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
International students must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Proof of proficiency may be provided by one of the following:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Minimum acceptable scores 595 (paper test), 195 (computer based test) or 70 (internet test) for graduate study or
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) – The minimum acceptable score is 82% for graduate study or
- A minimum score of 5 on the International English Language Testing System (ELTS) for graduate study.
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.