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The College of St. Scholastica

The program is a unique opportunity for students to develop the capabilities necessary to respond to rapid change in the unpredictable healthcare environment. Graduates will become innovative leaders who collaborate across disciplines to improve healthcare outcomes for patients and populations.

Fast Facts

  • 100% online learning, offering a blend of individual and synchronous learning
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary learning among individuals with masters degrees in nursing, leadership, health informatics and business
  • Seamless integration with the Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at St. Scholastica
  • 12-program credit hours

The Healthcare Executive Leadership Certificate Program aligns with The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2020 Healthcare Executive Leadership Competencies which are categorized into five critical domains;

  1. Communication and Relationship Management
  2. Leadership
  3. Professionalism
  4. Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment and
  5. Business Skills and Knowledge

Degree Details


Tuition: $565/credit*

* Tuition rates are for the 2021-22 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.


Program Requirements

Courses are taught by experienced faculty members. Completion of the Certificate will consist of 4 core courses. Each course is 3 credits and delivered in 8 weeks.


MGT 6310 – Conflict, Negotiating, and Coaching the Client Group

Prepares students to guide subordinates or clients through the conflicts that often emerge during periods of organizational change. Topics covered in the course will include: sources of conflict, resistance to change, conflict resolution style preferences, negotiating (interest-based vs. positional), and providing coaching and feedback.

MGT 6351 – Health Care Administration

Provides an orientation to the current healthcare business environment and service delivery systems. The course presents students with a broad based perspective of key environmental factors influencing current and future trends in healthcare. This approach helps students develop a context for synthesis, discussion and analysis of contemporary issues and trends. (Healthcare Leadership Concentration)

MGT 6355 – Health Care Finance

The course will cover finance issues related to healthcare organizations. Topics include: reimbursement analysis, understanding the nature of costs, profitability analysis and preparation of budgets. The class will learn how to analyze financial statements. (Healthcare Leadership Concentration)

MGT 6455 – Strategic Leadership for Change

Explores the complex connections among strategy, leadership, and change management. Set in a global environment characterized by rapid technological change, it emphasizes the importance of a leader’s capacity to anticipate, envision, and work collaboratively toward a viable organizational future. The course requires students to synthesize and integrate lessons learned in their previous courses.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Admission Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis, 3-starts per year.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2.8 GPA