Division of Health Systems & Policy

Health Care Management Certificate Program

The Health Care Management (HCM) Certificate Program offers a curriculum designed to develop strategic management and leadership skills applicable to the health care industry.

Recognizing that the health care sector is dramatically different from other industries, this program will introduce participants to advanced business concepts, evaluation techniques and strategic thinking so participants can lead effectively, improve quality, increase productivity and better manage organizational costs.

Co-sponsored by WSU's Raj Soin College of Business (RSCoB) and the Boonshoft School of Medicine, the HCM Certificate Program is designed for physicians, nurses and other health care providers; administrators; and others who could benefit from master's-level business courses focused specifically on the health care sector.

Upon completion, graduates are awarded a Certificate in Health Care Management.

Considering a Master’s Degree in Business or Public Health?

HCM Certificate Program graduates who wish to enhance their educational investment further are encouraged to apply to either the AACSB International-accredited Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program at the Raj Soin College of Business or the CEPH-accredited Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Program at the WSU Graduate School.  Course credits from the HCM Certificate Program are transferable to both of these WSU master's programs.

Program of Study

To achieve the certificate, students need to enroll in the certificate program and then successfully complete the following three courses:

Application Process

To be admitted to the program, students must first be accepted into the WSU Graduate School. Minimum graduate school requirements include an earned bachelor’s and/or advanced graduate degree from an accredited college or university.

If you are not currently enrolled at WSU, you can apply online as a non-degree student through the WSU Graduate School. During the online application process, you will have an opportunity to select the HCM Certificate Program and to submit the required documents.

In addition to applying for admission to the Graduate School, applicants need to submit the short online Health Care Management Certificate Application.

(Note: WSU degree students pursuing a concentration with the same curricular requirements are not eligible for the program since the achievement of a graduate degree with a concentration supersedes the certificate.)

Certificate Program Cost

The HCM Certificate program, in addition to graduate tuition and textbooks, requires a program fee. Currently, the program fee is $447 per course.

Who Pursues a Certificate in Health Care Management?

Here are some typical participant profiles:

For More Information

Review Certificate Student Handbook 

For questions regarding admissions or administration, please contact Tina Yost, Program Coordinator, by phone at (937) 775-1424 or by email at tina.yost@wright.edu.

For additional programmatic questions, please contact John McAlearney, Ph.D., Director of the HCM Certificate Program, by email at john.mcalearney@wright.edu.

Program Faculty




James Brown Jr., M.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (WSU BSOM)
Mikki Clancy, CISA Miami Valley Hospital, Chief Operating Officer Premier Health
Ken Dahms, J.D., M.A. Volunteer Faculty WSU BSOM
Michele Dritz, M.D., M.S. Adolescent Medicine Physician Wright-Patterson Medical Center
James Ebert, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health WSU BSOM
Shaun Hamilton, M.P.H. System Director of Community Health Premier Health
Tory Hogan, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty WSU BSOM
Cameron McGregor, M.S.N., R.N. Vice President, Neuro-Science  Services Premier Health
John McAlearney, Ph.D. Health Economist & Assistant Professor WSU BSOM & Raj Soin College of Business
Julie Liss-Katz, B.A. Vice President and Chief Government Affairs Officer Premier Health
Robin Rutledge, R.N., M.S. Vice President, Cardiovascular Services Premier Health
Edward Syron, Ph.D. Chief, Primary Care Services Dayton VA Medical Center
Marianne L. Weber, M.Arch., M.H.S.A. Vice President App Architecture
Bill Wharton, R.S., M.A. Public Information (retired) Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
Michele Wilson, M.Ed. Organizational Effectiveness and Change Agent Premier Health
J.D. Whitlock, M.P.H., M.B.A. Chief Medical Information Officer Catholic Health Partners

Comments from Current and Past Participants

Last edited on 03/19/2019.