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.
Speaker 1: The reality of the world is that medicine is a business and in order to be a leader in that domain I wanted something that wasn't abstract. I wanted something that was, you know, technical and was really gonna push me to develop some new skills.
Speaker 2: Whatever your sector within healthcare, data is the driving force, so it makes sense to be here.
Speaker 3: I've taken Healthcare Data Analytics and that's helped me a lot, working with, I work with data morning to night at my job.
Speaker 2: We were able to use real life data and use a data science analytics platform to analyze big problems.
Speaker 3: I've also taken Healthcare Economics. That was really cool, kind of understanding how different incentive systems can give people different kind of motivations when they deliver care. So I was in the Chicago Booth Healthcare Club and it's other students in healthcare.
Speaker 1: We have people that I met who are working for dialysis clinics after graduation, people going into public policy, healthcare, consulting. There's all kinds of expertise and perspectives.
Speaker 3:And people that can tell me about their experiences and what it's like to work in their roles. And it really does kind of help me figure out kind of what direction I want to head in.
Speaker 1: The Healthcare Initiative has been excellent for me personally. And I know they're pulling together more and more with respect to health economics, more research into telehealth and these other kind of areas that are really emerging as kind of the next frontier for medicine. And I think the Healthcare Initiative is, you know, assembling itself around those kinds of ideas and moving forward.
Speaker 3: Coming to Booth I think has really helped me kind of open my eyes to the multitude of different career paths, you know, someone can head down.
Speaker 2: If a student came to me now to ask me about why healthcare and why Booth, I would say healthcare is the work of the now and the work of the future and Booth is the place to be.
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.
|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.|
||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.
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.
Designed for Full-Time MBA students, this group fosters connections in the healthcare industry and sponsors events such as an annual Health Care Conference and Lunch and Learn with industry leaders.
The Healthcare Club brings together Part-Time MBA students who are interested in business functions, trends, and careers in the healthcare sector. The club regularly hosts panel discussions and other events to provide insights and facilitate networking.
Current student Dylan Geary, co-chair of Health Care Group, what it’s like to be part of this student group.Spotlight on Student Clubs at Chicago Booth: Health Care Group
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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.