Wilkes University

Healthcare Leadership Certificate

Healthcare Leadership Certificate

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate program is designed for health care professionals, administrators, and providers, who aspire to leadership positions in healthcare organization operation. 

Admissions Requirements

Applications are invited from individuals who have earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in any discipline or field of study. To be considered for admission, the applicant must submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • A completed graduate application for admission.
  • A complete set of official undergraduate transcripts as evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Required Courses

Students will be required to complete MBA 550, LDR 500, MBA 560, and MBA 577.

MBA-550. Organizational Behavior and Management
Organizations function in a dynamic, complex environment that must balance resource utilization with organizational and societal relevance. This course considers both internal (closed) systems and external (open) systems. This course will review internal systems such as structure, human capital, management, operating policies, employee ethics, and fiscal responsibility as well as external capacities such as industry functionality and compliance, governmental standards and reporting, competitive considerations, technology, market functionality and new media, and strategic response mechanisms.
LDR-500. Leadership Perspectives and Practices
This course lays a solid foundation for students to understand leadership, and enhances their readiness and motivation to lead and follow in ways that advance business. It introduces students to a wide range of issues and debates in Leadership Studies that helps them conceptualize leadership broadly. The course aims to broaden students' perspectives by requiring them to read and critique classic and contemporary theories and models that have dominated Leadership Studies in the last one hundred years. The course also introduces students to core leading tasks in business organizations and firms. It engages students in analyzing the characteristics and dynamics of leadership in executive, sub-system, and group contexts.
MBA-560. Financial and Managerial Accounting
A basic understanding of both internal and external accounting principles and techniques with appropriate application to decision models. Financial and managerial accounting concepts and issues are considered from the viewpoint of the report users. Prerequisite: MBA 506.
MBA-577. Topics in Healthcare Management
This course will address select topics in healthcare management. The purpose of the course is to provide the student a deeper understanding of how applying managerial techniques can improve the delivery of high-quality healthcare. Topics may include (but are not limited to) health law, epidemiology, marketing, finance, comparative health care systems and public policy. Course assignments may include case studies, research and field interviews of acknowledged experts in the field.