According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for health administrators is expected to grow more than 20 percent by 2020. To meet this need, Johns Hopkins University has launched a new online leadership and management training certificate program for professionals working in medicine and healthcare.

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 (offered online) is designed to serve individuals in leadership roles who lack formal training in business or seek formal training in leadership.

 “The Certificate in the Business of Health Care brings together the disciplines of business, public health, medicine, and nursing,” 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.”

“We are providing a solid foundation in leading healthcare 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.
“Managing and improving our healthcare system is one of the great public health challenges facing our nation,” said Michael J. Klag, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Paul Rothman, dean of the Medical Faculty and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, called the certificate program “the perfect intersection of business and health.”

The Certificate in the Business of Health Care 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 school and one additional elective in business, nursing, or public health. The certificate will require 12 semester credits.

Courses will begin online on October 2014. The priority admissions deadline is August 15, 2014.