Health Care Management

Dual-degree students, from left, Jasmin Dhanjal, DDS/MBA '18; Conrad Gleber, MD/MBA '17; Laura Bielecki, PharmD/MBA '18; Bisi Aiyelabowo, PharmD/MBA '17; Russell Van Coevering, MD/MBA '17; and Ishita Mehta, PharmD/MBA '17. 

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.