Health Sector Management Graduate Certificate

Health Sector Management Graduate Certificate

The Health Sector Management Graduate Certificate is a four course sequence designed for professionals who want to build a distinctive competence in health care management.

  • For Great Valley MBA students, the certificate can be earned without the need to take courses beyond those required for the MBA through careful selection of courses.
  • Courses are appropriate for professionals who hold an MBA and want to update or expand their knowledge and expertise.
  • Courses can also be taken as a first step toward an MBA at Penn State Great Valley.
  • Courses are graduate-credit based and are taught by graduate faculty in the MBA program. Typically these courses are offered 50% online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.

Current Penn State Great Valley graduate students in all programs are also welcome to apply and enroll in this certificate.

Certificate Requirements

To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work consisting of 6 required and 6 elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.

Download: Health Sector Management Certificate Plan of Study

Health Sector Management Certificate Courses

Course Required or Elective Current Offering Future Offering
BUSAD 530 Biotechnology & Health Industry Overview Required    
BUSAD 834 Ethical Dimensions of Management in the Biotechnology and Health Industries
(formerly BUSAD 534)
Required FA II  
BUSAD 811 New Ventures I
(formerly BUSAD 511)
Elective FA II  
BUSAD 578 Managing Business Processes Elective   SP I
BUSAD 835 Commercialization of Biopharmaceuticals Elective   SP II
HPA 836 Health Law Elective    

Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses is correct, their prerequisites differ.

If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.