If you’re positioning yourself for a promotion in the fields of health economics, policy, and administration, Ball State’s health economics certificate could be the credential that puts your resume on top.

Whether you’re an RN, public health professional, pharmacist, physician, health educator, human resource manager, or in a similar post, you need the critical thinking and analytical skills to navigate this growing industry.

Whatever your career track, you’ll use economic concepts to understand how policy decisions made at various levels of both business and government affect health care access, quality, and cost.

You’ll learn to analyze the benefits and costs of different methods of health care delivery and financing, from the viewpoint of patients, providers, and manufacturers.

Until you’re ready to pursue an MBA with a concentration in health economics, policy, and administration, the certificate is the next best thing and puts you 12 credits into the MBA degree.

Program Requirements



Required Courses

  • ECON 683 Health Economic Analysis
  • ECON 693 Health Economics and Policy
  • BUSA 602 Fundamentals of Economics and Statistics
    or MBA 651 Economic Analysis for Managers

We’ll help you plan your courses: BUSA 602 or MBA 651 will depend on credits from your undergraduate degree.


Choose One

  • ECON 624 Econometric Methods and Application
  • MGT 661 Human Resources Management
  • RMI 670 Risk Management and Insurance

Course Delivery Options

We offer three options: On campus, online, or hybrid. Outcomes are the same for each, and you’ll learn from the same distinguished faculty.

Please note that beginning Fall 2023, our business graduate certificates will ONLY be offered 100% online. Email us at mba@bsu.edu if you have questions about our program or this change in delivery method.

Here at Ball State, you don’t have to sacrifice quality to pursue a graduate certificate online. As a virtual learner, you’ll access the same quality coursework, discussions, and distinguished faculty as on-campus students.
Our hybrid approach offers the best of both worlds—the convenience of online learning with the benefits of face-to-face interaction with instructors. You can work with your advisor to determine which courses to take online or on campus.

Ready to Apply?

If you’re prepared to take the next step in your academic or career journey, then we want you at Ball State. Please review the criteria and steps necessary for admission. Apply now.

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