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Healthcare Courses at Booth

At Booth, we believe in a multidisciplinary approach to a business education. Our MBA students are educated in the fundamentals of business: accounting, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Additionally, a number of the MBA courses at Booth help students learn the ins and outs of the healthcare industry, both through lecture and experiential learning formats. Many courses touch on aspects of and examples from healthcare, as a complex and critical business sector both in the US and globally.

  • Health Economics*
  • Healthcare Business Analytics* (Prof. Dan Adelman: Winter 2024)
  • The Business of Pharmaceuticals
  • Understanding the Health Policy Forces Driving the U.S. Heath Care System
  • Life Sciences: Innovation and Finance*
  • Entrepreneurship in Healthcare and Life Sciences* (Adjunct Prof. Brian Coe: Autumn '23)
  • Global Health and Social Policy* (Drs. Christopher Sola and Olufunmilayo Olopade: Autumn '23)
  • New Venture Challenge*
  • New Social Ventures*
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital Lab*
  • Lab to Launch*
  • Digital Marketing Lab*
  • Healthcare Analytics Lab* - Applications for Winter 2024 open October 30th
  • Social Impact Lab*
  • Managing Service Operations

* Included within MBA Healthcare Concentration.

We also offer courses for PhD students seeking to deepen their industry knowledge.

  • Health Economics Literature Seminar (Profs. Bradley Shapiro & Joshua Gottlieb: Autumn '23)
  • Healthcare Data for Researchers
  • Microeconomics Reading and Research Seminar
  • Topics in Labor Economics


MBA Healthcare Concentration

Booth offers a four-course Concentration in Healthcare for MBA students. The concentration groups approved courses into three categories: Core, Electives, and Labs. The Core provides foundational knowledge and broadly applicable frameworks for understanding industry drivers. Elective courses follow-up with topics specific to either the payer/provider segment or the life sciences/products segment, depending on student interests. Lastly, a Lab project immerses students in a real-world challenge, providing a platform to reinforce learning and develop hands-on experience. 

Read more about the Healthcare Concentration

Pritzker School of Medicine: MD/MBA Program

Armed with studies in economics, statistics, and the behavioral sciences, students with the MD/MBA dual degree are trained to become leaders in health care organizations. 
Learn more about the MD/MBA dual degree

Biological Sciences: MBA/MS in Biological Sciences (BMS) Program

The joint degree program, offered in partnership with the Office of Masters Education, Biological Sciences Division, pairs training in biomedical science with Booth's robust approach to business thinking. Graduates will be prepared with a stronger understanding of the scientific substrate on which healthcare businesses are built.

Learn more about the joint MBA / MS in Biological Sciences

Health Administration and Policy: MBA/GPHAP Certificate

The Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP) is a University-wide program housed at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice. It is unique among health administration programs in the United States. Students may earn either a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy or a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy with a Concentration in Global Health, while earning a degree in one of the participating graduate schools on campus: The Booth School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Law School, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice.
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