Business - Graduate Certificate

MSU offers two graduate business certificates to help students reach their career goals:

Health Systems Leadership Certificate

The health systems leadership certificate program supports the collaboration with MSU and the University of Kentucky and St. Claire Regional Medical Center to provide business and health information technology graduate education for the Rural Physician Leadership Program (RPLP).

Health Systems Management (HSM) Certificate

The health systems management certificate program prepares students for leadership in the healthcare industry and to address the national priority for university-based curriculum to meet the increased demand for healthcare professionals with competencies in health information technology and health systems transformation. 

Options

Choose from certificates in:

  • Health systems leadership
  • Health systems management

Program Requirements

Students who want to apply the certificate hours to the MBA or MS - MIS programs through MSU may do so by meeting all requirements for unconditional admission and completing the remainder of required coursework.

Health Systems Leadership Certificate

Admission Criteria

Admission is limited to participants admitted to the University of Kentucky Medical School Rural Physician Leadership Program.

Requirements for the Certificate

  1. Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all graduate coursework.
  2. Apply for completion at the beginning of the term in which all requirements will be completed. Students can access the completion forms online at  www.moreheadstate.edu/graduate  or visit the Graduate School, 701 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351. The completion form can also be faxed to 606-783-5061.
  3. Satisfactorily complete all program requirements.

Certification Requirements    

HSM 650  - Health Information Technology and Clinical Transformation

3
HSM 660  - Community Clinical Placements 3
HSM 680  - Healthcare Leadership and Ethics 3
HSM 684  - Healthcare Financial Mngt. 3
TOTAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 12

 

Health Systems Management (HSM) Certificate

Admission Criteria

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and at least 3.0 on all graduate work that may apply to the certificate.

In addition, admission to the certificate program will require meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in a healthcare or business position following completion of the bachelor's degree.
  • Completion of a prior graduate degree program.

Requirements for the Certificate

  1. Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all graduate coursework.
  2. Apply for completion at the beginning of the term in which all requirements will be completed. Students can access the completion forms online at  www.moreheadstate.edu/graduate  or visit the Graduate School, 701 Ginger Hall, Morehead, KY 40351. The completion form can also be faxed to: 606-783-5061.
  3. Satisfactorily complete all program requirements.

Certification Requirements

HSM 650  - Health Info. Tech and Clinical Transformation 3
HSM 680  - Healthcare Leadership and Ethics 3
Choose six hours from the following list: 6

HSM 611  - Health Economics

HSM 630  - Healthcare Public Policy

HSM 655  - Mngt. of Healthcare Info. Systems

HSM 660  - Community Clinical Placements

HSM 670  - Directed Research in HSM

HSM 682  - Trends in the Healthcare Industry

HSM 684  - Healthcare Financial Mngt.

PA 641  - Ethics in Public Administration

 
TOTAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 12

 

Career Opportunities

These certificates will prepare you for leadership and management positions in a wide range of health care settings.

MSU's Career Services  offers career planning, interview and resume preparation assistance, internship placement, and services to help you find a job after you graduate.

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    800-585-6781
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Dr., Ashland, KY 41101
    800-648-5370
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Dr., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
    859-499-0780
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    800-648-5372
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Dr., West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1500
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