Full-Time MBA

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 School of Social Service Administration, 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

Priyanka Karandikar, MBA ’16

Having been in healthcare her entire professional life, Priyanka was attracted to the interdisciplinary structure and professional resources Booth and GPHAP had to offer to leverage her career in enhancing patient experience in hospitals and resource management within the health-care system.

Program Structure

Through the joint MBA and Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy certificate program, students can earn either a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy or a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy with a Concentration in Global Health. Students must complete the core requirements of the Full-Time MBA Program, the two required courses and two electives for either of the GPHAP certificate programs, a supervised practicum, and cocurricular activities. The supervised practicum can be fulfilled through: summer internships, Erikson or Quern Fellowships, field placements, research assistantships or internships (10 weeks), or professional experience (with approval from the GPHAP director). For the Global Health Certificate Program, the practicum may be completed outside of the United States if desired. Students must attend three health-related workshops, seminars, lectures, or GPHAP special events each quarter and provide a short synopsis of each event attended to fulfill the cocurricular activity aspect of this program (18 in total).


Tuition is assessed on a per-course basis at Chicago Booth rate for all courses for both programs.

Courses For Booth

Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD)

This course is required of all Full-Time students and is completed during the Fall 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.

Financial Accounting (select one)

Basic Courses: Financial Accounting

Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis I; Accounting & Financial Analysis II; Financial Statement Analysis

Microeconomics (select one)

Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics

Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory

Statistics (select one)

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

Additional Coursework

600 (of 700) Functions, Management, and Business Environment

1100 Electives

Courses For GPHAP

For detailed information regarding GPHAP’s curriculum, please visit the program’s website or direct your inquiries to GPHAP admissions.

Admissions Process

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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