The School of Management is contributing to UB's health theme through partnerships in health care management—from health analytics to operations to increased ties with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Our growing portfolio of health care management offerings includes the initiatives below, which enable us to contribute as a school to the university's vision.
Students with two strong interests who don't wish to choose one over the other may consider a dual graduate degree program that combines an MBA with a degree program that focuses on health care and human services, such as MD/MBA, DDS/MBA, PharmD/MBA, MPH/MBA, MSW/MBA and more. The emphasis on the value of interprofessional education for physicians, dentists, pharmacists and other providers, along with the industry’s fast-moving drive toward clinical integration, makes these dual degrees a smarter investment than ever before.
The health care management concentration is for MBA students who plan to seek careers as professional managers in health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and insurance companies. The option also is available to students in the Professional MBA program and those enrolled in the MBA/dual degree health care programs.
The School of Management and the School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences offer an MBA collaborative program for medical
residents and fellows who are in UB Graduate Medical
Education-sponsored or affiliated programs. Participants can
complete the program in approximately three semesters and will
receive an MBA degree at the end of their residency/fellowship
training. As the economics of medicine evolve with health care
reform, physicians with MBA degrees will be ahead of the curve. The
MBA makes sense for newly trained physicians planning to manage
small or large groups, for those who have aspirations to be
physician executives or leaders, and for anyone who wants to be
armed with a tool kit to better understand the increasingly complex
dynamics of the business of medicine.
The School of Management offers a variety of non-credit-bearing programs in health care management on an ad hoc basis. Past offerings have included a six-week series in Leading Transformation and Change in Health Care and a four-part program in Executive Development in Health Care Management.
The School of Management's Health Care Advisory Panel provides external perspective and advocacy for the school's health care management programs and strategic priorities.