Certificate in Medical Management

Acquire the Skills to Lead Health Care Organizations


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Bellevue
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Cost: TBD

Next start date

September 2017

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About this Program

The extreme complexity of today’s health care systems has created a huge demand for leaders who possess superior management ability. Organizations are looking to hire medical professionals with expertise in program planning, marketing, financial strategy and other key areas.

In this four-course certificate program, you’ll hone the essential skills required to lead a successful health care organization. We’ll consider the latest strategies in leadership development, employee oversight and change management. You’ll look at ways to create a long-term vision for your organization and learn how to measure progress and adjust benchmarks along the way. Gain a solid foundation in all aspects of health care management and organizational leadership. 


Mid-career physicians and senior-level administrators and managers.

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Video Overview

Instructor Ed Walker describes the valuable skills students can gain from the Certificate in Medical Management and the types of leadership roles it prepares them for.

Duration: 03:02

What you'll learn

  • Approaches to quality measurement and management, including rapid cycle improvement, the outcomes research movement and report cards
  • Leadership, motivation and empowerment capabilities and team-building skills
  • Methods for change management and negotiation and conflict management
  • Fundamentals of financial management, including financial statement analysis, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis and business plan development
  • Market positioning techniques and ideas

Earn Credit Toward Your Master’s Degree

By completing this certificate program, you can earn up to 12 graduate credits toward degree requirements should you later be accepted into the Executive Master of Health Administration. To use these credits, you must obtain graduate nonmatriculated status  before you register for the first course of the certificate program.

Get Continuing Education Credit

By completing this certificate program, you can earn continuing education credit approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education  (AMA PRA Category 1 credits).

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

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Learning Formats


Courses in this program include both in-person classroom meetings (intensive, three-day sessions in Bellevue) and online instruction outside of class meeting times. There are specific attendance requirements for in-person class sessions – contact us for further information. Online lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system that also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates. Online coursework can be completed wherever you are, on your own schedule. You simply need to submit assignments by their due dates.


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

Not available for this program