Health Care Administration, Post-MBA Online

You should pursue a Post-MBA Health Care Administration Graduate Certificate if:  

  • You already possess an MBA degree.
  • You want to deepen your knowledge of health care administration, leadership, and policy.
  • You want to stand out in the health care industry.
  • You’re interested in growing your professional network. 

Earning a health care administration graduate certificate provides the tools needed to lead in a complex and changing industry to professionals with a health care background — and those without.

By earning a health care administration certificate through the AACSB-accredited B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, you’ll develop keen business insights with support from faculty, administrators, and enrollment staff to help you succeed as a student and as a professional. 

Enroll January, March, June, August or October to start at the time that works best for you.

Upcoming application deadlines and term start dates for the Post-MBA Health Care Administration Certificate
TermApply byStart
Summer 2024May 20June 3
Fall 2024 - AAug. 12Aug. 26
Fall 2024 - BOct. 7Oct. 21


Careers in Health Care Administration

Opportunities include:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinical Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant

Program Requirements

To be admitted to the Post-MBA Health Care Administration Certificate program online, you must have:

  • An MBA degree from a regionally accredited university.
    • If an applicant obtained an MBA degree from an institution that did not require the GMAT/GRE, the student may be required to take the GMAT/GRE for admission into the certificate program.

To complete your application, you'll need to provide the following. With the exception of transcripts, all documents can be submitted through the online application portal.

  • Application fee ($25 domestic/$30 international)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of reference

Transcripts must be submitted from your previous institution directly to the Graduate School at or by mail at:

UL Lafayette Graduate School
Martin Hall Suite 332
PO Box 43716
Lafayette, LA 70504-3716

As part of this certificate program, you'll complete 15 hours of health care administration courses and two internships in a healthcare-related organization.

Health Care Administration Courses

  • HCA 503 - Health Care Information Systems
  • HCA 550 - Quality Management in Health Care
  • HCA 540 - Health Care delivery Services
  • ECON 530 - Health Care Economics and Finance
  • BLAW 531 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • HCA 595 - Internship in Health Care Administration (2)

Online graduate students have the benefit of flat-rate tuition at $480 per credit hour. Total tuition for this program is estimated at $7,200 with learning materials included. You won't pay more for books! 

Learn more about Tuition & Costs. 

Because courses in this program will only be available online, the program may not be available to all applicants. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and its online programs must be in compliance in every state where a student is located. International students also may not be eligible. According to U.S. immigration regulations, F-1 students cannot pursue online degrees; international students in other visa categories (i.e., H-4, L2) are exempt from this restriction.


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