Helzberg School of Management – Online Health Care Management Certification

Take Your Health Care Career to the Next Level

The Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University is proud to offer a Health Care Management Certificate program that prepares emerging leaders to navigate the complex health care climate of tomorrow. With world-class faculty and critical hands-on experience, you’ll gain the knowledge and management skills you need to thrive in any health care environment.

Who Should Apply?

The Health Care Management Certificate is designed for health care administrators, nurses, physicians, dentists, medical assistants and health insurance professionals, just to name a few medical jobs. If you want to enhance your management skills in the health care industry, then this certificate program is perfect for you.

You Should Know

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2020 the demand for health administration professionals will increase by more than 20%.

Graduate Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Health Care Management Certificate program in Kansas City, students will be able to:

  • Lead health care organizations with confidence and competence
  • Identify risks, areas for improvement and potential growth within your organization
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the health services landscape in the U.S. and across the globe
  • Apply best practices to issues associated with access, cost and quality
  • Develop skills to tackle challenges involved in health information technology, ethical issues and human resources

Certificate Curriculum

Click here for the course catalog page.

With ONLINE classes that fit your schedule, the average program completion time is just 12 months. Students select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following course list:

  • HC 6150: Health Care Systems (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6260: Medical Practice Management (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6300: Health Policy (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6350: Quality Improvement in Health Care (2 credit hours)
  • HC 6400: Health Information Technology (2 credit hours)
  • One 6000-level management class of your choice OR BIA 6300 Business Intelligence (2 credit hours)

Certificate Program Information and Requirements

  • No GMAT or GRE scores required
  • Classes begin in January, March, June, August and October.
  • The certificate requires 12 credit hours of coursework
  • Networking and career services opportunities are available to all students

Apply This Certificate Toward a Degree

The Health Care Management Certificate can be a stand-alone credential or the graduate credits may be applied toward a Helzberg MBA or MA degree


Contact Us
For questions contact Matthew Honeycutt, director of graduate business admissions, at 816-501-4823 or matthew.honeycutt@rockhurst.edu. For additional online information, visit rockhurst.edu/helzberg