Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

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 Wright State University (WSU) College of Graduate Programs and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  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 must apply online as a graduate non-degree-seeking student through the WSU College of Graduate Programs and complete the Certificate application (see link below). During the online application process, you will have an opportunity to select the Health Care Management Certificate Program and to submit required documents.

If you are a current graduate student enrolled at WSU, please complete the online application for the Health Care Management Certificate only (see link below). You will not need to apply to the WSU College of Graduate Programs.

All applicants should submit the online Health Care Management Certificate Program application along with a one- to two-page personal statement describing their professional background and interest in the program.

(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.)

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 Lori Metivier, Program Coordinator, by phone at (937) 775-1427 or by email at



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Last edited on 03/27/2024.