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New Post-Bachelor’s Certificate Programs Available in Business Administration and Health Care Management
08.05.14 |
Seventy-four percent of Americans agree that a postsecondary degree or credential is important to attaining a better quality of life, according to a Gallup-Lumina Poll on higher education conducted in December 2013. Lebanon Valley College's Office of Graduate and Professional Studies is responding to the workforce demand for continuing education by introducing two new certificate programs in business administration and health care management. Applications for classes beginning in October or January will be accepted beginning in August.

"Program directors Brenda Adams and Beth Romanski have worked with faculty to develop an educational and professional development option that meets the needs of local employers and their employees," said Greg Buckley, associate dean of graduate and professional studies. "The College's new business administration and health care management certificate programs have been developed with the regional business community in mind, and provide either an alternative or possibly additional learning credential that can be applied to professional development."

The six-course post-bachelor's certificate in business administration provides students with fundamental business knowledge of accounting, finance, economics, ethics, law, international business, management, marketing and business statistics. Those without prior business education will learn to more effectively manage resources; make data-informed decisions; and think, plan and act strategically. .

"The business administration certificate is ideal as professional development for students working in business who didn't study business at the undergraduate level or as a foundation for graduate study in business for those with prior business academic training or," said Brenda Adams, director of LVC's MBA program. "This certificate is also a segue to Lebanon Valley College's Master of Business of Administration program."

The business administration certificate includes six three-credit courses: Accounting Fundamentals, Survey of Economics, Principles of Marketing and Management, Legal Environment of Business, Data-Based Decision-Making, and Fundamentals of Finance.

The eight-course post-bachelor's certificate in health care management provides business training relevant to health care professionals transitioning to a management role in their career. The certificate courses are also eligible for meeting the prerequisite business courses for the LVC MBA Program. Those completing the health care management certificate may continue their studies and earn the MBA in Health Care Management by completing 9 additional courses.

In addition to learning the foundational business skills described in the business administration certificate program, health care management certificate students will learn and apply the essential tools and strategies necessary to making data-informed decisions to improve quality and cost of care.

As the healthcare industry in Central Pennsylvania continues to grow, this is a timely opportunity for organizations to further develop their talent and for working adults to advance in the field," said Beth Romanski, director of professional development. "We look forward to establishing many synergistic partnerships with employers across the region through this new endeavor." "

The post-bachelor's certificate in health care management includes the following courses: Accounting Fundamentals, Survey of Economics, Principles of Marketing and Management, Data-Based Decision-Making, Fundamentals of Finance, Introduction to Healthcare Management, Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare, and Current Issues in Healthcare Management.

Post-bachelor's certificate program applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have completed a minimum of three years of post-bachelor's professional work experience. Complete admission information is available at

For more information about the cost of the program, graduation rates, and other important information, please visit and Individuals may also contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 717-867-6213.

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