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Johns Hopkins Schools Collaborate to Offer Business of Health Care Certificate Program

The Johns Hopkins University is launching a new online leadership and management training certificate program for professionals working in medicine and health care. The Certificate in the Business of Health Care is a collaborative, interdisciplinary program that draws upon the strengths of the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carey Business School, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. The joint certificate will be offered online and is designed to serve individuals in leadership roles that lack formal training in business and those leaders who seek formal training in leadership.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health administrators is expected to grow more than 20 percent by 2020.

“The Certificate in the Business of Health Care brings together the disciplines of business, public health, medicine and nursing. It is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of a rapidly changing health care environment,” said Bernie Ferrari, dean of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. “The course work will strengthen students’ potential to make a substantial difference in world—as leaders of organizations, and as good corporate citizens.”

“Managing and improving our health care system is one of the great public health challenges facing our nation as we struggle to provide everyone with access to appropriate health care,” said Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. ‘These courses are designed to help students address these challenges.”

“We are providing a solid foundation in leading health care organizations that see the wisdom of good business management as well as the bottom line: caregiving,” said Patricia M. Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

“This certificate program is the perfect intersection of business and health. It leverages academic strengths across Johns Hopkins and will be extremely helpful for medical professionals seeking to lead or manage health care organizations,” said Paul Rothman, dean of the Medical Faculty and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The Certificate in the Business of Health Care will be based at the Carey Business School and will be taught by faculty from all four schools. All students will be required to take Leading Health Care Organizations. Students will then take one core course from each of the schools. Following these courses, students will take one additional elective in business, nursing, or public health. The certificate will require 12 semester credits.

Courses will begin online in the October 2014. The priority admissions deadline is August 15, 2014. For admissions and program information, visit HERE


Media contact for Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business: Tim Parsons at 410-234-9291 or Media contact for Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health media contact: Barbara Benham at 410-614-6029 or