Health Care Management Concentration

Providers, payers and policy writers practice better when they understand the business of medicine. 

Make an impact on an industry that profoundly affects us all. Be a leader in an increasingly complex system. Drive change through innovative approaches to financial challenges, care delivery obstacles, health analytics and informatics, clinical leadership, and the link between quality and cost. Attain the knowledge and skills necessary for leading roles in care delivery facilities, private practices, insurance companies and other health-focused organizations.

Be Career Ready

  • Understand the interplay of policy development, insurance markets and health system strategic planning and management
  • Apply analytical skills to understand the delicate balance between patient outcomes and efficiency
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork, critical-thinking and communication skills
  • Tackle societal health care challenges using applied foundational management skills
  • Network with alumni and leaders from top organizations through the school’s active Health Care Advisory Panel

Concentration requirements:

Required Courses Electives

The Health Care concentration requires five courses total (15 credits), MGH 641, MGH 642, and three electives from the courses listed under the electives tab.

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MGH 641SEM Business of Healthcare

This course is designed to be an overview of the health care industry and a framing of the severe challenges facing leaders in the field. It will take a business approach to the issues presented, but will always juxtapose financial issues with value creation. The course begins with a short look at classic economic principles, and why they do not always apply in health care, followed by a review of each component of the industry: government, health plans, employers, providers and suppliers.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2021

MGH 642SEM Innovators in Health Care

The class will focus on the major challenges facing the healthcare industry and innovative solutions being developed across the country. We will start with the qualities of the innovator and how they can be learned; we will then move on to an in-depth look at major innovation evaluation models, with specific focus on innovations in hospitals, physician practice, chronic disease, and personal health.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2020

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