The Professional Development courses are open to professionals both inside and outside of Penn, who want to learn skills to apply in the workplace but who do not need or want the commitment of a full-fledged master’s program. Professional Development courses do not confer academic course credits, and thus have a lighter time commitment and lower price. The academic Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation is open only to Penn faculty members, staff members, and students who are already enrolled in Penn graduate/professional programs. Courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation are credit-bearing, master's-level courses with corresponding workloads and tuition. Eligible Penn employees may use employee tuition benefits towards the graduate certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Health Care Innovation courses are recommended to employees if they are considering applying to the Master of Health Care Innovation at some point.