Healthcare Consulting is a form of consulting where individuals use strategic business approaches to help drive solutions for healthcare firms, pharmaceutical companies and even major hospitals and insurance providers.
Healthcare Consultants find ways to shape the future through strategic and innovative work. No area of consulting has seen as much recent growth as that in the healthcare field thanks to new legislation, government oversight and advances in the medical industry. Though demand is high for qualified candidates, companies are very selective and many firms do not recruit directly into their healthcare arena; rather they promote talented employees into positions.
Courses in the healthcare concentration provide students with a rigorous theoretical and analytical approach for understanding the complex interactions among participants within and between the different sectors in the U.S. health care system. Courses observe healthcare delivery system operational activities and incorporate “real world” managerial and business problems by partnering with Atlanta area healthcare organizations and firms, including Emory Healthcare. There is also integration with Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.
To become more efficient -- and thus more profitable -- healthcare organizations have hired consultants to inform them of best practices and emerging strategies. Healthcare Consultants are often asked to assess operations, profit margins and personnel structure of an organization to provide suggestions for improvement.
Recruiters for jobs in Healthcare Consulting look for an array of skills, including:
Students at Goizueta choose from a variety of elective opportunities in the area of Healthcare Consulting, including:
Undergraduate Institution: College of William & Mary
Internship Job: Opeartions Intern, Emory Clinic - Atlanta
The Healthcare Club has been an integral part of my academic and professional development at Goizueta.
Pre-MBA Job: Human Capital Practice, Ernst & Young LLP - Atlanta
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Being highly active and eventually a leader of a career-related club (Goizueta Healthcare Association) really helped me connect with the Goizueta Network in the industry and functional area I wanted to be in.