Yes, all classes and other exercises are completely online—allowing you to complete this healthcare management certificate 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). This approach is one of the most flexible among healthcare management degrees online.
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.
Considered a mini-MBA, the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management consists of five 3 credit hour courses for a total of 15 credit hours. The yearlong course of study is to take one class (or 3 credit hours) per quarter for three quarters. In the fourth and final quarter, you will take two classes (or 6 credit hours).
Kelley offers two ways to transfer your graduate certificate credit hours to a Kelley MBA program. For those in central Indiana, all 15 credit hours 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 credit hours 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.