MBA/Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP)
Chicago Booth students who wish to enter the field of health-care management and policy can earn a certificate in health administration studies from the University of Chicago.
The interdisciplinary program encompasses students and faculty from Booth, the Law School, the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Harris School of Public Policy.
Students gain the vision and judgment needed to tackle the financial, policy, management, and social service delivery issues facing the health-care field.
Priyanka Karandikar: 00:03
I had never thought I would go to business school. I’m a physical therapist by initial training. I have been in healthcare all along. I worked with a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bombay. I’m really interested in enhancing patient experience in hospitals, and particularly focusing on resource management within healthcare systems. That’s really what encouraged me to get an MBA.
Priyanka Karandikar: 00:25
I was very pleasantly surprised to learn that Booth actually has a lot of resources if you want to work in healthcare. Along with my MBA, I’m also part of the GPHAP program. It’s the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. There’s multiple schools at the university that participate. Students form the Law School, from the Med School, from the School of Social Services Administration, and from the School of Public Policy.
Priyanka Karandikar: 00:49
We are working with scholar. They give you an actual live dataset, you generate an output and you meet the recommendation. We are working with doctors. This morning, I was in the operating room at the University of Chicago Medical Center wearing scrubs with my classmates looking in on a bypass surgery. Having that kind of access, not just to professional resources, but in terms of learning, I think is very important. Things at Booth are very student-driven. It’s a harmonious bunch of people. Once I knew that, Booth immediately became one of my top choices. Booth can give you whatever you want.
This course is required of all Full-Time students and is completed during the Autumn Quarter of their first year of residency in the program. The course is designed to enhance students’ self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness by providing them with an opportunity to benchmark themselves with respect to critical aspects of leadership—working in teams, influencing others, conflict management, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, etc. The course also helps students create a personalized plan to guide their continued development at Booth and beyond.
Basic Courses: Financial Accounting
Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis I; Accounting & Financial Analysis II; Financial Statement Analysis
Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics
Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory
Basic Courses: Business Statistics, Applied Regression Analysis
Advanced Alternatives: Analysis of Financial Time Series; Financial Econometrics; Statistical Insight into Marketing, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship; Data Mining; or any PhD-level statistics
700 (of 800) Functions, Leadership & Management, and Business Environment
Courses for GPHAP
You must first be admitted to Chicago Booth and then submit a short application to the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy. Admission is based on academic background, professional experience, and career interests appropriate to the health-care field.
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