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Online Healthcare Analytics Graduate Certificate

Gain Specialized Skills for an In-Demand Field

In the modern healthcare system, data analytics and technology management play critical roles in improving patient outcomes and meeting organizational goals. Learn to apply business intelligence principles in healthcare contexts with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's 100% online Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate. This certificate is a part of Saint Mary’s Accelerators carefully crafted series of master's-level graduate certificates. Designed to advance your career to help you meet personal and professional goals, this program can be taken alone or you can apply your credits as a pathway toward a master's degree.

Accelerate Your Career in Five Months

The online Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate is designed for students who want to expand their skills for careers at the intersection of healthcare and technology. It explores how to develop business intelligence capabilities for healthcare organizations and apply artificial intelligence techniques to a range of patient care and business functions. You can apply your certificate credits toward our M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics* or accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Using the latest industry approaches, you will learn to provide real-time information and deliver data-driven insights for healthcare leaders and stakeholders. When you complete your online graduate certificate in healthcare analytics, you will have the tools and training to develop business intelligence capabilities for healthcare organizations of all types.

*Students in the M.S. in BIDA program are required to select an Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, or Healthcare Analytics certificate to complete 36 credits to confer a degree.

Curriculum

The online graduate certificate in Healthcare Analytics from Saint Mary's provides a specialized study of information systems, data analysis frameworks, ethics, and communications. Our faculty are industry experts, so you benefit from the real-world insight they bring to the classroom.

Featuring 15 credits of interdisciplinary coursework, this program delivers the training you need to analyze complex healthcare data and optimize supply chains, processes, and patient care delivery.

Certificate Courses

Current Certificate Requirements

For current certificate requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota course catalog.

Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  1. Apply specialized knowledge in healthcare analytics, while adhering to ethical and legal considerations including HIPAA requirements and organizational governance.
  2. Incorporate health informatics, information systems, and data analysis frameworks to enhance organizational effectiveness and decision-making processes.
  3. Communicate highly sensitive data to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  4. Employ best-practice data science techniques to clinical, insurance, and hospital data to identify errors and ensure accuracy.
  5. Integrate artificial intelligence to achieve the organization’s goals.

Become Qualified for In-Demand Healthcare Technology Jobs

The online Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate teaches you to apply informatics, information systems, and data analysis principles to support organizational effectiveness and decision-making in healthcare. When you complete your program, you will be prepared for roles such as:

  • Business Intelligence Specialist: $72,446 median salary1
  • Data Analyst: $60,391 median salary2
  • Supply Chain Analyst: $60,068 median salary3

The job outlook in computer and information technology is expected to grow 12% through 2028, much faster than the national average.4 As healthcare organizations increasingly rely on big data and information security for success, trained analytics experts are in high demand. Our online graduate certificate in healthcare analytics gives you the skills employers are looking for so you can advance your career.

Certificate Completion

The online Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate is designed to be completed in as few as five months and is financial aid eligible. No prerequisite coursework is required, and you don't need GRE/GMAT scores to apply.

For admission to the program, you'll need:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written statement: Your background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your strengths and interests. Share your motivations for earning the online graduate certificate in business analytics and how it will contribute to your career.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Letters should speak to your academic ability and professional or volunteer experience and how it relates to the program.
  • A current resume: Include both your educational and professional experience.

If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive conditional status in the program at the discretion of the program director.

For more information about the online Healthcare Analytics graduate certificate, contact us at oladmissions@smumn.edu or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor.

Resources:

1PayScale, Average Business Intelligence Specialist Salary, U.S. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Business_Intelligence_Specialist/Salary.

2PayScale, Average Data Analyst Salary, U.S. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Data_Analyst/Salary.

3PayScale, Average Supply Chain Analyst Salary, U.S. Retrieved from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Supply_Chain_Analyst/Salary.

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.