Online or In-Person

Business of Healthcare Certificate

Coming Spring 2025

Management skills. Healthcare Sector.

The Business of Healthcare Certificate is designed for experienced healthcare professionals and professionals seeking to enter the healthcare sector, who are looking to leverage business knowledge and tools to innovate and impact change in the healthcare industry. Emory Executive Education is providing for-credit Business of Healthcare courses and a Healthcare Certificate upon completion of all four courses in collaboration with Goizueta's Executive MBA.
  • Number of Courses

    Completed over 2.5 months
  • Degree Credits

    1.5 credits per course
  • Investment

    Individual courses $3000 each | A 10% certificate bundle discount for 4 courses - $10,800

Learning Objectives

  • Ideal for

    Seasoned healthcare professionals and experienced professionals seeking to enter the growing healthcare sector.
  • Outcomes

    Expand your capacity as a leader to strategize and lead, innovate, and transform in the healthcare industry.
  • Credits

    Earn up to 6-degree credits and take the first step towards an Executive MBA at Emory.


The Business of Healthcare Certificate is not currently taking applications. Courses can be taken in-person, online, or a mix of both. Application will open in Fall 2024.


Applicants to the Business of Healthcare courses and certificate program offered for-credit program through Emory Executive Education will be evaluated based on fit with the Executive MBA student body. 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Over seven years of professional experience  (10+ years preferred)
  • Mid- to senior-level professionals ready to move into a more strategic role
  • Managerial or project management experience preferred
  • Ready for a rigorous academic experience
  • Understand the value of a room full of different perspectives
  • Prepared to make valuable contributions in the classroom

Applicants who possess the minimum qualifications above are not guaranteed admission into the Business of Healthcare courses and certificate program. 

  • Review admissions criteria for participation in these for credit course offerings
  • Review deadlines for certificate and individual courses
  • Start and submit application by deadline (An application must be completed and submitted to be considered for the 4 course, Business of Healthcare Certificate.)
  • Expect notification of admission decision within one week of submitting application

This certificate is offered every other year during the Spring. The next opportunity to apply for the Business of Healthcare Certificate will be Fall of 2024 for Spring 2025 classes.


Business of Healthcare Overview

Participants may take 1 or more courses for credit, including all 4 courses to complete the Business of Healthcare Certificate, earning up to 6-degree credits. If you choose to apply to Goizueta's Executive MBA program at a later date and are admitted into the program, these credits will apply towards your degree. This certificate is a great opportunity to meet your continuing education needs and professional development goals.
  • Business of Healthcare Certificate (6 Credits Total)

  • Spring 2025

    BUS 504 Business of Healthcare: Moving from Volume to Value Based Healthcare Delivery (1.5 Credit Course)
    Introduces the framework of a value‐based health care delivery system, organized around four key components: (1) what is a value base framework for a delivery system, (2) the need for integrated care delivery at the practice unit, (3) creating system for outcome measurement and monitoring, and (4) the role of payers in encouraging value‐based healthcare delivery. | Faculty: Steve Culler | Application Due: TBD | Payment Due: TBD
  • Spring 2025

    ISOM 503 Healthcare Operations: Continuous Operations Improvement in Healthcare Org’s (1.5 Credit Course)
    Using the health care value chain as an organizing framework, the module is organized around four key modules: (1) designing health care delivery systems, (2) capacity planning and decision making under uncertainty, (3) process failure, learning and quality improvement, and (4) new business models and innovations in health care. | Faculty: KC Diwas | Application Due: TBD | Payment Due: TBD | Online only
  • Spring 2025

    ACT 597 Cost and Performance Measurement in Healthcare (1.5 Credit Course)
    This course focuses on how to measure and use cost performance information in planning and controlling a healthcare organization's operations. You will learn to identify costs and benefits relevant for making economic decisions; estimate the costs of providing services and products to patients; assign cost and price services to yield a desired level of profits; use cost-volume-profit relationships to evaluate profitability and risk; create budgets to acquire and effectively allocate an organization's economic resources; investigate the reasons why budgets and actual results differ; and design management control and performance evaluation systems to ensure strategic alignment throughout the organization. | Faculty: Karen Sedatole | Application Due: TBD | Payment Due: TBD
  • Spring 2025

    OAM 508A Healthcare Strategy: Strategically Leading Health Care Organizations (1.5 Credit Course)
    Gain an understanding of tomorrow’s competitive landscape in health care characterized by regulatory uncertainty, confounded consumers, and the ever-shifting balance of power amongst payers, providers and pharma/devices. All these demand that our health care leaders be clear in their organization’s strategy and simultaneously excel at leading organizational change. | Faculty: John Kim | Application Due: TBD | Payment Due: TBD

For-Credit Courses Withdrawal Policy

These courses are only offered for university credit. You will receive an Emory University transcript as a result of completing one or more courses. To withdraw from a course, you must meet designated university deadlines to avoid receiving a W on your transcript for the for-credit course. No refunds will be extended once the course begins.

Take the next step

Expand your capacity as a leader to strategize, innovate, and transform in the healthcare industry through the Business of Healthcare Certificate.

Special Pricing

*Emory Executive Education offers special pricing for select constituents.

Goizueta Business School Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Emory University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
Government and Non-Profit
Custom Clients

Organizations are also eligible for a group pricing package for sending multiples participants through our in-person and online programs over the course of a year. Please contact us for more information about our special pricing or to receive your code before you register.

Want to know more?

Please speak with Learning Advisor, Tammie Long, to learn more about this course and discover how Emory Executive Education can meet your continuing education needs and professional development goals.