Alumni from different healthcare fields share how they've analyzed, led and implemented change using tools from the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management.
Graduate Certificate in Medical Management: Leading change in healthcare.
Shelly Hamilton, GCMM’20
Occupational Therapy Manager | IU Health Methodist, University and Saxony hospitals
Watch Shelly's Story Shelly earned the business knowledge and skills she needs to lead a healthcare team and to implement changes that improve patient care and outcomes.
Shelly earned the business knowledge and skills she needs to lead a healthcare team and to implement changes that improve patient care and outcomes.
Becky Cooper, GCMM’20
Sales and Customer Success Coordinator | Juxly
Read Becky's Story Becky gained the business skills and language to achieve her goal of entering the healthcare market as a tech professional.
Becky gained the business skills and language to achieve her goal of entering the healthcare market as a tech professional.
Aaron Carman, GCMM'21
Director of Shared Experience | Franciscan Alliance
Read Aaron's Story In his role managing an IT platform for service delivery, Aaron used this "mini-MBA" to align his work with his leadership's goal to run healthcare like a business.
In his role managing an IT platform for service delivery, Aaron used this "mini-MBA" to align his work with his leadership's goal to run healthcare like a business.
Hilary Herendeen, GCMM'21
Director of Employer Services | Riverview Health
Read Hilary's Story As a nurse practitioner, Hilary understood the clinical side of primary care, but she wanted to gain business and managerial insight as she took on a new leadership role.
As a nurse practitioner, Hilary understood the clinical side of primary care, but she wanted to gain business and managerial insight as she took on a new leadership role.
Why a certificate in medical management?
Revolutionary changes have shifted the demands for healthcare management. That’s why we created the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management.
This 12-month program is delivered 100% online.
Some might call it a “mini-MBA,” as this healthcare management certification provides many benefits of an MBA with a lower investment and shorter time commitment. If an MBA is part of your plan, you can carry your credits into the top-ranked Kelley Evening MBA Program.
Students in this healthcare administration certificate program represent all aspects of healthcare—from nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and pharmacists to practice managers, care coordinators, hospital marketing professionals and healthcare administrators. This unique blend of clinical, frontline and administrative backgrounds creates an environment for productive classroom discussions with diverse perspectives on how to address the challenges of healthcare administration.
If you are a physician interested in graduate business education at the Kelley School of Business, we encourage you to explore our Physician MBA Program. It is the lone physician-only MBA from a top-ranked business school and can be completed in 21 months.
Take the first step.
We’d love to have a conversation about our healthcare management certification. Get in touch with our team.
Attend an info session.
Get your questions answered and discover how to get your healthcare leadership certification, without interrupting your life.
Participate in a webinar.
Get business insights and practical tips that will help you anticipate and solve healthcare administration problems.
How to Apply
Take the next step in your career. Apply to the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management.
We’ve approached this healthcare administration certification program to focus on courses and content that are immediately applicable to your day-to-day job. It empowers you to manage and improve any healthcare environment long-term by successfully:
- Providing core business concepts through a lens of healthcare administration and medical management.
- Supporting your aspirations to leadership roles, including leadership training and group professional development.
- Helping you build your professional network through your healthcare professional classmates and the expansive Kelley School of Business community.
We know there is an array of healthcare leadership certifications available, including health administration master’s programs and healthcare administration certificates online. Our program is unique because you truly get it all: meaningful coursework, access to professors, leadership development and a professional network. With our 100% online program format, you can take the next step in your education while maintaining your work-life balance.
How It Works
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Management is more than a medical management degree. It's a robust business education designed specifically for healthcare professionals and individuals looking to break into the industry. Our curriculum provides core business concepts to complement and support your healthcare background and interests.
Complete this 15 credit healthcare administration certificate program in one year. Classes are delivered online, providing you maximum flexibility to manage school, work and personal commitments. You get all the advantages of a healthcare management degree online—backed by the strength of the Kelley School of Business brand.
Learn from accomplished, award-winning Kelley faculty, instructors with years of experience researching and teaching at the intersection of business and healthcare.
Merge your new business knowledge with your healthcare background to solve a real-life healthcare challenge. This hands-on project will enhance your skills in leadership, teamwork, innovation and executive management—completing your healthcare management certification.
Frequently Asked Questions about Our Program
The Kelley School of Business is a top-tier business school known for its innovative approach to teaching. The Kelley Evening MBA is ranked #11 in the U.S. among part-time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and the Kelley Direct Online MBA is ranked #1 in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2022 and Princeton Review, 2022). 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 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.