8 Courses Required

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Target Audience

  • Clinicians, medical personnel and staff transitioning into administrative, management, director, or executive leadership roles
  • Healthcare professionals with supervisory, management, or executive-level responsibilities
  • Hospital and healthcare facility administrators
  • Department directors
  • VP and C-suite executives
  • Hospital board members


  • Executive Healthcare Leadership Certificate from Cornell College of Human Ecology and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • 80 Professional Development Hours (8.0 CEUs)
  • 12-36 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward PMI recertification

Certificate Description

In the innovative and dynamic industry that is healthcare, executive leaders of the field must equip themselves with the ability to guide their organizations and teams through times of change. They must be able to lead their organizations through the physical change in addition to successfully interacting with multiple affiliated entities. An executive leader’s credibility, authority, and ability to keep a team focused and motivated are under constant scrutiny. And rightfully so—it’s the leader’s job to communicate strategy, negotiate skillfully, influence team behaviors, and deliver results. Simultaneously, leaders in healthcare must be able to master the quantitative and qualitative approach to innovation in the healthcare setting, focusing on the levers of strategy, measurement, leadership, and culture.

The Executive Healthcare Leadership Certificate provides you with critical skills to lead your organization to success through a series of six core courses and two electives that give you the flexibility to customize the program to your goals. As a result of completing this certificate, you’ll have practiced concrete strategies to increase your effectiveness in leading your organization.

For the best experience in this program it is recommended to take these courses in the order that they appear.

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Executive Healthcare Leadership
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