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Certificate & Non-Degree

Health Care Management

Interested in advancing into the managerial ranks of the health care industry? Saint Martin’s health care management certificate program is designed for motivated health care professionals like you.

Why Saint Martin's University?

  • Program consists of 15 credit hours and can be completed by taking four eight-week classes between late August and early May followed by a summer practicum
  • Emphasis on enhancing skills in operations management and understanding health care policy and regulation, with a firm foundation in ethical principles and decision making
  • Certificate completed by applying skills acquired in the classroom in a supervised health care management practicum experience with a local health care organization
  • Learn how to manage health care resources for an organization which include personnel, equipment, supplies, services, etc.
  • Understand and reinforce specific skill sets needed across the healthcare industry
  • Identify, analyze and manage healthcare resources in organizations through projects with partners
  • Practice effectively and efficiently managing an organization’s resources

Hear it from a Saint

“The Saint Martin’s health care management program offers a valuable opportunity for MBA students to learn and excel in the rapidly changing and growing healthcare field. The future of healthcare will be shaped by educated, qualified, and passionate people who are informed and understand the urgent need to improve the industry’s policies, processes, and direction.”
Liz Lewis (née Colón), MBA '22
Chief Operating Officer of Sound Direct Medicine

Career Opportunities

The health care management certificate program prepares students for leadership careers in this complex and ever-evolving field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2024 - in less than five years - nearly 2.5 million new health care jobs will be created in the U.S. Health care leadership roles exist in both traditional and non-traditional settings and industries including: health care provider organizations, consulting roles, government agencies, law firms, insurance companies, correctional facilities, extended care facilities, pharmaceutical research, information technology, medical software, and health care informatics and analytics.

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Health Care Management Requirements

In order to be considered for admission into the health care management certificate program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students
  • Certificate holders wishing to enroll in the MBA program should refer to the School of Business admission requirements


Session 11: MBA 680 - The Health Care System (3 credits)

Spring (Year 1)

Session 10: MBA 681 - Health Care Policy & Regulation (3 credits)

Session 11: MBA 682 - Ethics in the Business of Health Care (3 credits)


Session 05: MBA 687 - Health Care Management Practicum (3 credits)

Spring (Year 2)

Session 10: MBA 631 - Operations Management (3 credits)

Session 11: MBA 632 - Lean Six Sigma (with health care focused project) (0 credits)


Each fall/spring session has an 8-week duration: Fall Session 10 (August to October), Fall Session 11 (October to December), Spring Session 10 (January to March), Spring Session 11 (March to May)

Summer Session 05 has an 8-week duration (May to July)

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Health Care Management at a Glance

Program Type
Main (Lacey)
Type of Instruction
In Person
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Saint Martin's University's School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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