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Healthcare Management Certificate
(Post-Baccalaureate)

The business skills you need, when you need them. Certified.

At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals who possess the necessary technical skills to provide leadership and management within the medical industry.

The Healthcare Management certificate is designed to meet the growing demand from industry for graduates with healthcare management skills. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent in the next decade, indicating there will be a greater need for leaders who organize and manage healthcare staff and medical practice. Students who wish to pursue careers in healthcare administration are encouraged to consider this certificate which is comprised of courses associated with healthcare analytics, finance, policy, and quality.

Online

MBA Virtual Information Session

July 28

An online webinar for prospective graduate students to learn more about the Master of Business Administration program. This event is designed to present an overview of our MBA program, provide an opportunity to connect with faculty, and hear from your admission counselor.

Apply today to start next term
Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Healthcare Management Certificate
(Post-Baccalaureate) at florida southern college

AACSB Accredited

Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.

Experienced Faculty

Experienced faculty like Dr. Elizabeth Krause brings a wealth of healthcare industry knowledge that will take you further.

Flexible Schedule

Most classes meet on campus or online, utilizing an engaged learning structure in both environments.

Be Competitive

Our comprehensive courses prepare you with practical experiences and knowledge that will provide you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Networking

Our expert and esteemed faculty are members of professional organizations and the community.

Elizabeth Krause, DHA
- Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Our Healthcare Management program targets individuals looking to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to challenges and opportunities within the health services industry. Our curriculum represents core competencies, which are critical to effective leadership across all domains of health services delivery.

Read More about Elizabeth Krause, DHAMeet Our Faculty

Meet our Mocs

Sabrina Robinson

Vice President
Regional Medical Center of South Carolina

After viewing my healthcare career in a different way, I decided to shift and go into an operations role. If it were not for my experience at Florida Southern, I would not hold the position I have today. Now, I am on the career path to become a CEO of a hospital, and it all started at FSC with a phone call to my admission counselor.

Sam White

Sam White

Blue Cross Blue Shield

The opportunity to get a graduate assistantship was one of the things that appealed to me about Florida Southern’s MBA program.

Alice Koehler

Alice Koehler

CEO
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM)

I work in the nonprofit sector where the leaders are full of heart. I wanted an MBA to balance that heart with business know-how. FSC was fabulous about helping me find ways to do that.

Thomas Horton

My long term career goals are to head a department of a surgical unit. I am currently preparing to apply to medical school. I am eager to use the skills learned through the MBA program to better understand how to manage people and tasks, as well as how to approach complex problem solving.

Program Details

Saturday-Hybrid

Classes meet on campus two Saturdays per month, with the remaining coursework completed online, ideal for working professionals who still want face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities.

Online

All coursework is completed online. With access to virtual advising, this option is ideal for working professionals who travel or require the convenience of an online delivery.

Florida Southern College attracts students who demonstrate the academic ability and strong motivation to succeed in challenging graduate courses. Applicants must have completed the graduate non-degree certificate application and submit official transcripts from an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 3.00+ GPA. The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet any one of the following criteria:

The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet one of the following criteria:

  • At least three years of significant managerial or military experience
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • An earned terminal degree (e.g. DBA, PhD, JD)
  • Hold an active CPA license

Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.


Additional Admission Requirements for Healthcare Management Certificate

  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in our MBA program.
    • The essay should not exceed 2000 words, and should explain how your interest in pursuing an MBA degree at Florida Southern College relates to your professional/career goals. Your essay should also describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Healthcare Management Certificate - 12 Hours

Course Number Course Name
BUS 6200 Healthcare Informatics & Decision-Making
BUS 6210 Health Policy
BUS 6330 Healthcare Finance
BUS 6340 Healthcare Quality

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Tuition $675.00 per credit hour
Technology Fee (based on credits taken) $25.00 to $100.00 per term

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are Online courses asynchronous?

Yes. Assignments are due weekly and there is no requirement to login at specific time frames.

What are the hours of the Saturday-hybrid classes?

There are 3 different time blocks for Saturday courses: 9:00 to 11:45 AM, 12:45 to 3:30 PM, and 3:45 to 6:30 PM.

Can I change delivery methods at any point of the program?

Yes. Our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery allows you to take both Saturday-hybrid and Online courses. If you started with our fully Online delivery, you are able to switch to our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery.

How many classes can I take each 7-week term?

We recommend students take one course each term, but students can take up to two courses per term if they want an accelerated progression. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your preferred timeline.

Can the GRE/GMAT requirement be waived?

Yes. To be considered for a test waiver, you must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant currently holds a master’s or terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.) OR
  • Applicant is a graduate of an AACSB-accredited business school with a 3.3+ GPA OR
  • Applicant is a lifetime Beta Gamma Sigma member OR
  • Applicant currently holds an active CPA license OR
  • Applicant has a minimum of three years of qualifying managerial experience

Program Contact

Emily Lowers

Associate Director
 863.680.5022
863.576.5087