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Yes, all classes and other exercises are completely online—allowing you to complete this healthcare management program from any location in the world. Live online classes meet biweekly on Thursdays, 6-8:40 p.m. ET. Although your classes meet online only six times each quarter, homework and other assignments are due each week (even when class does not meet).
Students tell us they need to invest 3 to 5 hours per week to master the material and complete their assignments. We expect you to dedicate this much time every week, even though classes only meet online every other week.
Synchronous classes meet online every other week in each of four 12-week quarters. Class sessions are 2.5 hours long—held 6-8:40 p.m. ET with a 10-minute break. Typically, classes meet in weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11, and students are expected to be present. On the even weeks, classes will not meet live, but you will still have assignments to complete.
Current tuition is $700 per credit hour or $2,100 per course. For three quarters, tuition will be $2,100. In the fourth quarter, you will take two classes at $2,100 each—making the quarter’s tuition $4,200. In addition, the university charges a $275 activities fee each quarter. Your books and course materials typically will be about $100 per quarter. Download our cost calculator worksheet to understand your total costs.
IUPUI offers several ways to pay your bill: electronically, with a payment plan, by a third party and through third-party access. You can find out more at IUPUI Student Central. IU partners with NelNet Campus Commerce, so you may pay your tuition balance over time with a payment plan. This option allows you to pay your account in four (or fewer) payments over the term, depending on when you enroll in the payment plan.
This healthcare administration certificate has been approved for financial aid. You can apply online at IUPUI Student Central.
Our healthcare leadership program does not require an entrance exam. But you need a bachelor’s degree, as this is a graduate program.
We look for an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. However, we understand students have different priorities at different times in their lives. We may admit students with GPAs less than 3.0. This is a rigorous program, and our goal is to ensure you’ll be successful. If your GPA is less than 3.0, you can explain why in your essay or discuss it with our faculty coordinator, Kim Saxton.
Considered a mini MBA, the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management consists of five 3-credit courses for a total of 15 credits. The yearlong course of study is to take one class (or 3 credits) per quarter for three quarters. In the fourth and final quarter, you will take two classes (or 6 credits).
The Kelley School of Business is a top-tier business school known for its innovative approach to teaching. The Kelley Evening MBA is ranked #10 in the U.S. among part-time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022), and the Kelley Online MBA (aka Kelley Direct) is ranked #1 in the U.S. (Poets & Quants, 2021). Kelley was the first top-tier business school to launch an online MBA more than 20 years ago. We are also the only top-tier business school offering a physician-only MBA. The Graduate Certificate in Medical Management is one more in a long line of innovative offerings from the Kelley School of Business.
Today, we know that business and healthcare are inextricably linked. Caregivers and administrators who understand how to manage the business side of healthcare will stand out from their colleagues. They will have greater organizational impact because they understand how to take charge of financial assets, drive change by leading people, reduce waste for better outcomes, and make strategic decisions. Additional education, like this healthcare management certificate, is an indicator to employers of your interest in moving into management. Students have access to resources in Kelley Indianapolis Career Services to help them accomplish their goals.
Kelley offers two ways to transfer your graduate certificate credits to a Kelley MBA program. For those in central Indiana, all 15 credits can be transferred into the Kelley Evening MBA, a hybrid program that combines online and in-person education. You need to be able to attend classes in person on the IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis. Students interested in the Evening MBA should apply in summer for acceptance in the winter cohort, which starts in early November. Students outside of the Indianapolis area can transfer 12 credits into the Kelley Executive Degree Program MBA. Students can apply for any quarter after completing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management. More information about how to apply to these MBA programs is made available directly to graduate certificate students.