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Enhance Your Knowledge of the Medical Industry

Begin or advance your career in the healthcare sector with the Medical Industry Certificate from the Carlson School of Business. This AACSB-accredited graduate program is offered through our Medical Leadership Institute (MILI), a nationally recognized leader in research and education for the business of healthcare. 

In just 12 credits, you can gain a deeper understanding of today's dynamic healthcare landscape and medical industry. A combination of core courses and diverse elective options allows you to design a program of study to fit your professional goals.

Associated Degree

Hybrid (partially online)
8-24 months
work experience
Work experience
No minimum requirement
start date
Start date
January, September

Explore the Business Side of Healthcare

Carlson's Medical Industry Certificate consists of five to six courses, depending on the electives you choose, for a total of 12 credits. Electives are built into the program plan so you can develop skills in areas most relevant to you. The interdisciplinary nature of this certificate ensures you finish your program with foundational knowledge in topics ranging from emerging medical technologies, analysis of the healthcare marketplace, regulations, health information technology, and more.

  • MILI 6589: Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6963 : Healthcare Analytics - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6985: The Healthcare Marketplace - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6235: Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6421: Healthcare Law: Strategic and Business Implications - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6562: Information Technology in Healthcare - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6726: Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6920 : MILI Topic Course - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6991: Anatomy and Physiology for Managers - 2 Credits
  • MILI 6992: Healthcare Delivery Innovations: Optimizing Cost and Quality- 2 Credits
  • MILI 6995: Medical Industry Valuation Lab- 2 Credits
  • MILI 6997 or IBUS 6997: MILI Global Valuation Lab - 4 Credits
  • SCO 6096: Supply Chain Management in the Healthcare and Medical Devices Sector - 2 Credits
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Prepare to Excel in a Growing Industry

As the healthcare sector grows and becomes more complex, skilled business leaders are needed to drive growth and maximize value. Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to increase by nearly 30% through 2032, much faster than the national average for all occupations.1 With the training and expertise you gain in our Medical Industry Graduate Certificate program, you can confidently step into roles like these and pursue a successful career in pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

  • $104,830 Median salary for medical and health services managers1
  • $93,989 Median salary for pharmaceutical sales representatives2

Why Earn a Medical Industry Graduate Certificate?

Our medical industry graduate certificate allows you to take master's-level courses and gain specialized skills through training in a targeted area. You can upskill quickly and earn a valuable credential in as little as eight months. Throughout your program, you will grow your network by learning alongside fellow professionals in classes led by business experts. The certificate credits you earn can be applied toward Carlson's Part-Time MBA or Online MBA programs.

Tuition Details

Carlson graduate certificates provide the advanced knowledge and hands-on experience you need for professional development and long-term career growth. This program consists of 12 credits with a tuition cost of $1,720 per credit hour.

Admissions Details and Application Deadlines

The Carlson School of Management offers a streamlined online application for our graduate certificate programs. There is no minimum GPA or GRE/GMAT requirement, and our application fee is $75, with a waiver available for active-duty U.S. military service members. You can explore other requirements below.

Admissions Requirements Overview

The following materials are required to apply to the Medical Industry Certificate program:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed application
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges where coursework has been completed
  • Two professional references/recommendations
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume
  • Optional written essay

Application Deadlines



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Round 1: October 15February 15May 15
Round 2: November 15March 15June 15
Round 3:December 15April 15July 15

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Find answers to common questions about the Carlson School of Management's Medical Industry Graduate Certificate below.

The first step is to start your application.

We don't require work experience for admission. Contact us to learn more about our admissions policy.

Earning the Medical Industry Certificate allows you to upskill quickly in targeted areas that can enhance your career. Possible career paths include pharmaceutical sales rep, medical and health services manager, and healthcare information manager.

Tuition is $1,720 per credit hour. You'll complete 12 credits for a total tuition cost of $20,640. You can contact us to learn more about tuition and fees.

Most students complete this graduate certificate program in 8-24 months.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Service Managers. Retrieved from
  2. Average Sales Representative, Pharmaceuticals Salary. Retrieved from