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Today’s complicated healthcare environment demands leaders who combine world-class business skills with a deep understanding of the nuanced challenges facing the sector.

Booth offers you a vibrant community of students, alumni, and faculty who share your passion for healthcare. Through student-run groups and healthcare events, including events hosted by our Healthcare Initiative, you’ll meet industry leaders and build a deep network. And you’ll prepare for a dynamic career at the intersection of healthcare and business—including consulting, administration, venture capital, entrepreneurship, and much more.

If you’re looking to enter the field of health-care management and policy, you can earn a certificate in health administration studies from the University of Chicago through the Graduate Program In Health Administration and Policy.

At Booth, You Own Your MBA Experience

A Booth MBA is rooted in The Chicago Approach, the educational philosophy that sets Booth apart from every other business school in the world. Grounded in the fundamental scientific disciplines at the heart of business—economics, accounting, psychology, sociology, and statistics—this transformative approach teaches all Booth students how to use theoretical frameworks to help them define problems, ask better questions, and develop evidence-based solutions.

At the same time, the MBA curriculum for Full-Time and Part-Time MBA students is the most flexible among the world’s top business schools. At Booth, the level and sequence in which you take your foundational courses is not set in stone. We give you the opportunity to customize your education to support your career interests and goals, because we know there is no singular roadmap to career success. As our students and alumni will tell you, everyone’s journey to the career they want is different. 

Listed below are just a few of the many MBA courses that dive deep into healthcare-related topics with faculty who are conducting cutting-edge, world-class research.

Course Short Description
Healthcare Business Analytics This course investigates the underlying logic and calculations of value-based hospital reimbursement, outcomes measurement, and benchmarking, while working directly with patient-level claims datasets.
Healthcare Analytics Laboratory

This course applies data-driven analytics and insights to identify and create healthcare delivery efficiencies, while working in teams on real-world improvement projects with prominent healthcare institutions.
Global Health and Social Policy

This course uses case studies and topical events to emphasize specific health challenges facing populations in low resource settings (here in the US and globally) and the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that contribute to them.
Health Economics

This course applies theoretical and empirical tools of microeconomics to the study of health insurance and the healthcare sector. The course covers topics including the demand for healthcare, design and financing of health insurance, role of competition in the healthcare market, sources of technological change in the sector, and effects of government regulations.

To see more Booth MBA courses, visit our course catalog.

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MBA Concentrations At Booth You Can Consider

Our flexible curriculum gives you the freedom to focus your MBA experience on a specific area of interest. Earning an MBA concentration gives you deep knowledge in a given field and sets you up for success in your career. Concentrations are available to Full-Time, Evening, and Weekend MBA students.

Several of our concentrations are of particular interest to students planning to pursue careers in healthcare. You can also earn a certificate in health administration studies from the University of Chicago through our Graduate Program In Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP).

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MBA Student Groups in Healthcare

Joining a student-led group is an excellent way to add to your MBA journey. You will make connections, expand your community, and learn more about careers in a field of interest. Booth has a significant number of student groups, including some that are specifically focused on healthcare.

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Discover Alumni Outcomes

Our alumni are working in healthcare all over the world—bringing medical care to the underserved, consulting on hospital operations, and funding startup ventures in the healthcare space.

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Booth alumni are pursuing careers in everything from biotech and life sciences to medical devices and healthtech. Explore our Employment Reports to see where they’re creating impact.

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Booth Research Centers in This Area

Several of Booth’s research centers provide opportunities for future healthcare leaders to examine current issues in the field, connect with students and faculty, and explore a variety of careers.

Faculty Research in Healthcare

Our faculty conduct transformative research on topics ranging from drug regulation and medical innovation to hospital quality ratings and resource allocation. Our research publication, Chicago Booth Review, captures their insights.

Leverage Resources Across the University

You benefit from collaboration across the entire UChicago ecosystem (including the Med School, Law School, and Public Policy School) with healthcare-focused offerings spanning systems, service operations, delivery, law, policy, and more.

Some students also earn a certificate in US or Global Health tracks through the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, while others use Booth's flexibility to explore electives across the University.

Public Policy courses, like Health Economics and Public Policy, analyze demand for health and medical, and consequences of public and private insurance, as well as supply of medical care, finance, and the consequences of technological changes in medicine.

Science courses, like Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, cover the fundamentals of informatics as it applies to healthcare and research; using clinical data for research; coding, security, and privacy; and human-computer interaction, among other things.

Law courses, like Health Law and Public Policy, explore various policies that underlie regulation of the provision of healthcare in the United States, including government programs, managed care organizations, and issues with the behavior of physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes.

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