Graduate Programs

Graduate Certificate

in Healthcare Management

Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management

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. 

Healthcare Management Certificate Required Courses:

Required Courses – Healthcare Management CertificateCredit Hours
Total Hours15
GBUS 570 Healthcare Law and Ethics3
ACC 570 Healthcare Accounting and Cost Analysis3
FIN 570 Healthcare Finance and Revenue Cycle3
ECON 570 Healthcare Economic Analysis3
CIS 570 Healthcare Information System Management3


Admission Requirements

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.

Additional Requirements for International Students

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

For more information on Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Cost and Financial Aid

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. 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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.

Your Future in Healthcare Management

Percent Change in Employment 2028

Medical and health services managersMedical and health services managers18%

Other Management OccupationsOther Management Occupations6%

All OccupationsAll Occupations5%

source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-6

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.

Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

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