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GW Milken SPH - Healthcare Management

8 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Washington D.C.
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About this program

Healthcare Management

Develop leadership skills to manage change and disruption in the healthcare industry.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from GW Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Rising healthcare costs, the growth of aging populations, increasing chronic diseases, and advances in technology and medicine demand that healthcare professionals are equipped to formulate leadership solutions and patient-centered strategies to improve healthcare delivery systems. On the Healthcare Management online short course, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the managerial skills necessary for modern healthcare environments.

Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll examine the core leadership principles required to lead and manage people in the healthcare industry, plan strategically, and respond to the changing healthcare environment. With exposure to industry experts, you’ll learn to manage a healthcare workforce, understand healthcare financing, decision-making and problem-solving, in order to improve your organization and the patient experience.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

Aimed at both medical and non-medical professionals, this course addresses the administrative skills for leading an effective service delivery organization through disruption. Participants will benefit from the core principles of management and strategy, empowering them as leaders within healthcare delivery organizations. In addition, this course offers managers the opportunity to validate their skills and sharpen their business acumen and market knowledge before entering a new role. By learning how to plan strategically and respond to the changing healthcare environment, professionals will learn to lead, motivate, and manage people within the healthcare environment.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Develop a strategic plan for your healthcare organization that values patient-focused service delivery, as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Principles of organizational theory in health care

Module 2

Developing effective communication skills

Module 3

Motivation methods to drive performance

Module 4

Building successful teams

Module 5

Organizational culture and change management

Module 6

Healthcare financing systems

Module 7

Strategic planning for your healthcare organization

Module 8

Leadership and personal mastery

Program delivery


  • Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 6–8 hours per week- Self-paced learning online


About the certificate

Develop leadership skills for the healthcare industry and earn an official certificate of completion from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the course handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the course

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • A strategic plan for your organization that focuses on patient-centered service delivery.
  • The ability to lead and manage a diverse healthcare workforce and drive a culture of safety.
  • An understanding of the healthcare market, as well as financing and payment systems.
  • The knowledge needed to enhance team performance, and explore problem-solving and decision-making methods.

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Average rating 5

Based on 1 reviews.

Scott F, Director of Sports Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine, AMC
Overall great online experience. In a short 8-week period, I was able to enhance my management and leadership skills. I was immediately able to apply these skills to my current role in healthcare management.

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Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St NW
20052 Washington, DC
United States of America (USA)

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