Business of Healthcare Certificate

Management skills. Healthcare Sector.

TheĀ Business of Healthcare CertificateĀ is designed for experiencedĀ healthcare professionals and professionals seeking to enter the healthcare sector,Ā who are looking toĀ leverage business knowledge and tools to innovate and impact change in the healthcare industry.Ā Emory Executive Education isĀ providingĀ for-credit Business of Healthcare courses and a Healthcare Certificate upon completion of all 4 courses in collaboration with Goizueta's Executive MBA.
  • Number of Courses

    Completed over 2.5 months
  • Degree Credits

    1.5 credits per course
  • Investment

    Includes 10% Certificate Bundle Discount for 4 courses | Individual Courses - $3,000 each

Learning Objectives

  • Ideal for

    Seasoned healthcare professionals and experienced professionals seeking to enter the growing healthcare sector.
  • Outcomes

    Expand your capacity as a leader to strategize and lead, innovate and transform in the healthcare industry.
  • Credits

    Earn up to 6-degree credits and take the first step towards an Executive MBA.

Limited Spots Available

The Business of Healthcare Certificate and courses will be offered from February 5-April 17. Spots are limited and will fill quickly.


  • 7+ years of professional experience (10+ years preferred)
  • Mid- to senior-level professionals ready to move into a more strategic role
  • Managerial or project management experience preferred
  • Ready for a rigorous academic experience
  • Understand the value of a room full of different perspectives
  • Prepared to make valuable contributions in the classroom
  • Bachelorā€™s degree required

Please note that meeting the minimum application criteria as stated above is not a guarantee of admission into the Business of Healthcare courses.

ScheduleĀ a Consultation

  • Review admissions criteria for participation in these for credit course offerings.
  • Schedule a consultation with your learning advisor.
  • Talk through your background, fit with the course , review admission criteria, and logistics involved in the for credit offering.
  • Review deadlines for certificate and individual courses.
  • Start and submit application by deadline (applicants to the full Healthcare Certificate must apply by the first deadline of December 1).
  • Expect notification of admission decision within 1 week of submitting application.

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Participants may take 1 or more courses for credit, including all 4 courses to complete the Business of Healthcare Certificate, earning up to 6-degree credits. If you choose to apply to Goizueta's Executive MBA program at a later date and are admitted into the program, these credits will apply towards your degree.
  • Business of Healthcare Certificate (6 Credits Total)

  • February 5-6, 2021 (1.5 Credit Course)

    BUS 504 Business of Healthcare: Moving from Volume to Value Based Healthcare Delivery
    Introduces the framework of a valueā€based health care delivery system, organized around four key components: (1) what is a value base framework for a delivery system, (2) the need for integrated care delivery at the practice unit, (3) creating system for outcome measurement and monitoring, and (4) the role of payers in encouraging valueā€based healthcare delivery.
  • March 5-6, 2021 (1.5 Credit Course)

    ISOM 503 Healthcare Operations: Continuous Operations Improvement in Healthcare Orgā€™s
    Using the health care value chain as an organizing framework, the module is organized around four key modules: (1) designing health care delivery systems, (2) capacity planning and decision making under uncertainty, (3) process failure, learning and quality improvement, and (4) new business models and innovations in health care.
  • April 2-3, 2021 (1.5 Credit Course)

    ACT 597 Cost Concepts in Healthcare
    This course will apply some of the basic concepts and techniques learned in an introductory management accounting course to the unique setting of healthcare. In this course, we will revisit topics related to resource planning, understanding cost behavior and cost drives, costing of services (including the application of timeā€driven activityā€basedā€costing), and the assessment of performance relative to a budget. The caseā€based course will provide a deeper dive into these topics using examples from healthcare organizations (e.g., hospitals, clinics, and/or healthcare service providers). The aim of the course is to prepare students working in the healthcare industry to apply modern costing concepts and techniques in their workplace.
  • April 16-17, 2021 (1.5 Credit Course)

    BUS 508 Healthcare Strategy: Strategically Leading Health Care Organizations
    Gain an understanding of tomorrowā€™s competitive landscape in health care characterized by regulatory uncertainty, confounded consumers, and the ever-shifting balance of power amongst payers, providers and pharma/devices. All these demand that our health care leaders be clear in their organizationā€™s strategy and simultaneously excel at leading organizational change.

For-Credit Courses Withdrawal Policy

These courses are only offered for university credit. You will receive an Emory University transcript as a result of completing one or more courses. To withdraw from a course, you must meet designated university deadlines to avoid receiving a W on your transcript for the for-credit course. No refunds will be extended once the course begins.

Take the next step

Expand your capacity as a leader to strategize, innovate and transform in the healthcare industry. Apply by December 1, 2020 for certificate & first course admission consideration.

Special Pricing

*Emory Executive Education offers special pricing for select constituents.

20% Career Booster Discount
Professional development is more important now than ever. But many professionals face shrinking organizational resources, and Emory Executive Education wants to ensure broad access to new knowledge and skills to prepare professionals to tackle the "next normal." We are offering a limited time 20% Career Booster discount to all participants who register for select courses by December 15, 2020. Please note, course discount price will vary per course and some workshops are not eligible. Please check course pages for more details.

Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Emory Healthcare Employees
Government and Non-Profit
Custom Clients

Organizations are also eligible for a group pricing package for sending multiples participants through our in-person and online programs over the course of a year. Please contact us for more information about our special pricing or to receive your code before you register.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Sarah Gill, or call 404-727-2200 to learn more about this course and discover what Emory Executive Education can do for you.