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Executive Education

Executive Certificate in Academic Healthcare Administration

The Center for Executive Education at the West Virginia University (WVU) College of Business and Economics, in partnership with the WVU Health Sciences Center, has developed a series of three certificate programs to help healthcare professionals apply effective business management strategies in the delivery of quality patient care. These programs are an excellent introduction to the essentials of business and offer an overview of the material contained in our MBA program. Participants who successfully complete all three certificate programs will be awarded the Executive Certificate in Academic Healthcare Administration. 

Certificates We Offer

Certificate in Leadership
  • Transitioning into a Leadership Role
  • Leading High Performance Teams
  • Powerful Communication Skills
  • Becoming Patient-Focused
  • Motivating & Retaining Employees
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Legal Aspects of Health Care
  • Succession Planning
Certificate in Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Statements for Health Care
  • Provider Payment System, Policy and Risk Management
  • Applied Business and Economics Statistics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis: The Basis of Financial Decision-Making
  • Budgeting
  • Variance Analysis
  • Health Economics
Certificate in Management
  • Strategic Health Services Management
  • Project Management
  • Process Improvement: Metrics, Measurement and Management
  • Managing Innovation and Technology
  • Health Information Systems, Systems Analysis and Database Management
  • Staffing and Selection
  • Bridging the Generational Gap and Increasing Diversity Inclusion
  • Performance Management
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management

This program is being planned in conjunction with the WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education.


"Very thought provoking....Gave me confidence in my leadership/management potential."
-Tim Tremont, Clinical Associate Professor, Dentistry, on the Certificate in leadership

"It was a great opportunity to bridge the chasm between clinical medicine and the business of medicine."
-Ron Pellegrino, MD Associate Chief Medical Officer for Ambulatory Care, on the Certificate in financial management

"I greatly appreciate the ability to participate in these courses. I have learned so much useful information that I will apply to my current position and future roles as physician leader. I look forward to participating in the Certificate in management." 
-Angela Oglesby, MD Associate Program Director of the WVU Rural Family Medicine Program

This program is being planned in conjunction with the WVU Health Sciences Office of Continuing Education.