Advanced Research

Volume 1: 2017.2018

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Graduate Certificate
12 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology.

Program Description

The certificate in advanced research is a 12-credit hour program of study designed for those who hold leadership positions in healthcare; who have completed a master's degree, or who are completing a master degree in health care management; and who are interested in developing skills in advanced research. Students will develop a research proposal, gain IRB approval for that research proposal, conduct their research project, and make a contribution to the field of healthcare management by developing a research article based on the research conducted.

This program is available only in Geneva, Switzerland, and the courses are taught in French.


The 12 credit hours required for this certificate include the following courses:

  • HLTH 5100 Statistics for Health Care Management in Healthcare (3 hours)
    or HEAL 5000 Advanced Theories and Concepts in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HRDV 5750 Research and Assessment Methods in Human Resources Development (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6140 Business Research Analysis (3 hours)
  • HEAL 6550 Advanced Research in Healthcare (3 hours)

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 grade point average.
  • Master's degree in health care field or current master's student status.
  • Leadership experience in health care.
  • Résumé describing scope, responsibilities, and work experience.
  • Completed application with fees.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Personal interview.

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63119