Certificate in Healthcare Management

Healthcare occupations are projected to be among the fastest growing occupational groups between now and 2026. In fact, the United States Department of Labor predicts that the healthcare industry will contribute approximately one-fifth of all new jobs during that same time period – the largest source of jobs in the United States.*

There has never been a better time to invest in a career in healthcare management.

Why earn an undergraduate healthcare management certificate?

Rapid growth in the healthcare industry comes with an increased need for highly skilled professionals who can manage within healthcare facilities and organizations. If you currently work or plan to work in the healthcare sector, SUNY Empire's undergraduate certificate in healthcare management is a valuable credential that will enhance your skills and knowledge in critical areas so you can advance your career and increase your earning potential.

Who should earn an undergraduate healthcare management certificate?

Anyone working in healthcare or a healthcare-related field who is interested in moving into a supervisory role, as well as those interested in changing careers to enter this increasingly important and expanding field. This includes professionals and students working in or planning to work in:

  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Doctors’ offices and clinics
  • Allied health professions
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Medical supply companies
  • Medical laboratories
  • Health related non-profits
  • Public sector health organizations

Why SUNY Empire?

At SUNY Empire, you can earn your undergraduate certificate online, giving you the flexibility to complete your courses while you work or earn your undergraduate degree. If you’re a current SUNY Empire student, you can embed the healthcare management certificate into your undergraduate degree.

Our undergraduate certificate program is designed to give you specialized knowledge of the healthcare industry, including its management, regulations, policy and economics, that you can immediately apply in real-world settings.

Required Courses

The four core courses focus on content areas essential for all healthcare management professionals, including the roles and responsibilities of managers, healthcare policy, and health economics and finance. A required elective allows you to customize your certificate to meet your specific needs or interests.

HLAD 2010The United States Health Systems4
HLAD 3050Healthcare Management4
HLAD 4015Healthcare Policy4
ECON 3055Economic Issues in Health Care4
HLAD 3005Community Health4
or HLAD 3015 Comparative Health Systems
or MGMT 4020 Managing the Service Sector Operation
or HSCI 3200 Health Informatics
or HLAD 3045 Healthcare Ethics
or EMGT 3035 Managing Bioterrorism & Public Health Emergencies
or NURS 3035 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
or HLAD 3055 Managed Care

* United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections: 2016-26

Enroll in the Certificate Program for Healthcare Management

Currently enrolled students: Submit the online Degree Add/Change Request Form, select “add”, select “CUG” for degree, and choose “Healthcare Management” for program. If you are not currently enrolled, apply online and select the certificate option.

Certificate students who are concurrently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid, while those students who enroll only in the certificate program are not.

Certificate Program Coordinator

Duncan P. RyanMann, Ph.D., Professor
School of Business
518-783-6203 x5940