INDIANAPOLIS — A new graduate certificate beginning this fall at the Kelley School of Business on IUPUI’s campus provides business training to healthcare providers, so they can both manage and improve patient care.
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Management (GCMM) is a 12-month program that gives nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, anesthesiology assistants, pharmacists, medical technicians and other front-line, non-physician healthcare professionals the business acumen and skills needed to lead a healthcare organization and to implement changes that improve patient care and outcomes.
“We know many healthcare providers are asked to take on managerial roles, and they don’t feel they’re adequately armed to do the best they can,” said M. Kim Saxton, clinical professor of marketing and faculty director for GCMM at the Kelley School. “The Graduate Certificate in Medical Management trains healthcare professionals to manage teams, to understand how to negotiate, to create collaborative environments, and to feel competent and empowered as administrators to address major challenges facing healthcare. In addition, these providers want to understand the business side of healthcare, but they don’t feel they have the tools, knowledge or language.”
“Research shows that the U.S. bills more per capita for healthcare than any other country, and yet, we are not healthier than other countries. In fact, our life expectancy is declining,” said Saxton. “Kelley’s new graduate certificate will give caregivers the tools to look at the broader scope of healthcare and question: How can we make this better? How can we make healthcare more efficient—with better outcomes and lower costs?”
Healthcare professionals learn from accomplished, award-winning Kelley faculty with years of experience researching and teaching on the intersection of healthcare and business.
The 15-credit graduate certificate can be completed in one year through online and biweekly, in-class evening sessions, which are similar to clinicals. Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management can also be carried into the top-ranked, 24-month Kelley Evening MBA Program .
The Graduate Certificate in Medical Management rounds out the healthcare offerings from the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI. Other offerings include the Business of Medicine Physician MBA for mid-career physicians, a joint MD/MBA with the IU School of Medicine for students currently pursuing an MD and a Scholarly Concentration for IU School of Medicine students.
Learn more about or apply for the Kelley School Graduate Certificate in Medical Management here.
About the Kelley School of Business on the IUPUI Campus
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been a leader in American business education since 1920. With more than 110,000 living alumni and an enrollment exceeding 11,000 students across two campuses and online, the Kelley School is among the premier business schools in the country. The Kelley School at IUPUI is home to a full-time undergraduate program and four graduate programs, including master’s programs in accounting and taxation, the Business of Medicine Physician MBA and the Evening MBA, which is ranked ninth in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more at kelley.iupui.edu .
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