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 in the concentration 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. Students completing the Healthcare concentration are positioned to anticipate business opportunities and drive future transformations of the healthcare system from positions in consulting firms that specialize in the healthcare sector, information technology firms, health services delivery organizations, pharmaceutical, biotech and device firms, health insurance organizations, and government agencies.
Curriculum and Coursework
- An Introduction to the Business of Healthcare (BUS 504)
- Advanced Topics in Strategy in the Healthcare Sector (BUS 506)
- Innovation in the Healthcare Industry (BUS 642)
- Healthcare Operations and Technology Management (BUS 652)
Approved Rollins School of Public Health Courses:
- Economic Evaluation (HPM 522)
- Health Insurance Concepts (HPM 562)
- Health Care Administration Law (HPM 557)
- Fundamentals of Public Health Law (HPM 561)
- Physician Performance (HPM 556)
- Health Outcomes (HPM 564)
- Public Finance & Health Care Systems (HPM 521)
- Contemporary Health Policy Issues (HPM 572)
Student Involvement and Networking Opportunities
Students completing the MBA Healthcare Concentration can connect in various ways to the industry.
Though the Goizueta Healthcare Association students enrich their MBA experience with healthcare-related coursework, directed studies, internships and extracurricular activities.
Students also host the Goizueta Healthcare Forum which brings together key alumni and top executives in the industry – from marketing, to finance, to consulting, to entrepreneurship – for discussion on emerging topics and critical issues.
Students can attend the numerous public seminars and forums sponsored by Emory Healthcare, Emory University School of Medical, Rollins School of Public Health, or Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. One example of these public exchanges related to healthcare includes the Healthcare Innovation Program (HIP) Annual Symposia Series; a quarterly symposium series since 2011. This year's topic is "U.S. Healthcare: What's Broken & How to Fix It". The general format of each event is for a guest key note speaker followed by a panel discussion. The keynote speaker often engages selected student groups (Goizueta Healthcare Association) in informal discussions the day following their event.