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- to 15-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.


Shelly Hamilton, GCMM’20, leads her healthcare team.

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. We are the only top-ranked business school to offer an MBA exclusively for physicians, which can be completed in 21 months.

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100% Online

Complete this 15-credit healthcare administration certificate program in 12 to 15 months. 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.

Expert Professors

Learn from accomplished, award-winning Kelley faculty, instructors with years of experience researching and teaching at the intersection of business and healthcare.

Capstone Project

Merge your new business knowledge with your healthcare background to solve a real-life challenge you identify. 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 #15 in the U.S. among part-time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2024), and the Kelley Direct Online MBA is ranked #1 in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report, 2023 and The Princeton Review, 2023). Kelley was the first top-tier business school to launch an online MBA 25 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.