Graduate Certificate: Healthcare Innovation Management


Learn more about the graduate certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management.

About the Certificate

The graduate certificate in Healthcare Innovation Management gives healthcare leaders the tools to become more innovative in their thinking and more focused on non-traditional approaches to healthcare delivery. 

This certificate is designed for working professionals, and is jointly run by the Department of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies and the Department of Management in the Fox School of Business and Management. Rigorous, hands-on courses are taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields and business people who have implemented ideas into practice.

Students who undertake the certificate have the option to transfer credits earned into our other graduate degree programs, such as the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship MS, the MBA in Business Administration/Health Sector Management, or the Health Administration MHA.

Four focal areas that serve a diverse range of healthcare professionals are available within the Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship coursework required to be completed as part of this certificate:

  • Creative Problem-Solving and Innovating, which solves everyday problems in healthcare or hospital settings, improves operations, enhances patient outcomes, and offers connections to stakeholder groups.
  • Designing and Building Next-Generation Organizations, which balances productivity with innovation, identifies connections to regional ecosystems, and understands macro-level trends that are changing and often disrupting healthcare.
  • Entrepreneurship, which encourages entrepreneurial thinking within the organization, understands new models for multi-bottom-line organizations focused on social impact, and identifies connections with the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • New Product Development, which demonstrates running innovation or technology, as well as research and development programs, projects or teams.

Campus Location: Main, Center City and Online

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: The graduate certificate can be completed on a part-time basis. NOTE: International students may not be eligible to apply for a student visa based on admission to the certificate program. Please contact the Fox School's admissions advisor for more information.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Students are accepted into the certificate program in both the Fall and Spring terms.

APPLY ONLINE to this certificate program.

Bachelor's Degree: A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college is required. Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree in a country where the language of instruction is English, must report scores for a standardized test of English.

Statement of Goals: In 250 words or less, describe your goals and motivations for pursuing this certificate program.

Resume: Current resume or CV is required.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required to Complete the Certificate: 12

Required Courses:

Health Sector Management Courses
HCM 5101Health Systems Organization and Development 13
RMI 5103Health Risks3
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Courses
Select two courses within one of the four focal areas identified below:6
Creative Problem-Solving and Innovating
Social Entrepreneurship - Innovative Approaches to Achieving Positive Social Impact
Business Model Innovation
Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges
Designing and Building Next-Generation Organizations
Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio
Business Model Innovation
Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances
Global Innovation Strategy: Creating Agile, Innovative, Globally-Competitive Organizations
Social Entrepreneurship - Innovative Approaches to Achieving Positive Social Impact
Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas
Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up
Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation
New Product Development
Management of Technology and Innovation
Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas
Business Model Innovation
Total Credit Hours12

GPA Required to be Awarded the Certificate: 3.0 minimum


Certificate Program Web Address:

Department Information:

Dept. of Risk, Actuarial Science and Legal Studies and Dept. of Management

Submission Address for Application Materials:

Department Contacts:

Faculty Directors:

Barbara Manaka, PhD, RN

Programs in Healthcare Management


Alan B. Kerzner

Director, Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy


Course Registration:

Rachel Carr

Senior Associate Director for Specialized Master's Programs