Healing People Should Start with Healing Business
A Reputation for HealthcareNumber of top 25 ranked health-related schools at Emory, in addition to Goizueta. (Nursing, Public Health, Medicine)
A Top Career for MBA AlumniPercentage of MBA Alumni working in healthcare and life sciences
A City Focused on HealthcareNumber of life science and healthcare companies in Georgia
Sample Healthcare Courses
This course will provide students with an overview of the current structure in the healthcare industry and an understanding of the complex inter-relationships among the players in the industry. The course will explore the fundamental business models used by various players in the industry including providers, innovators, insurers, employers, and government regulators. Students will become familiarized with the economic incentives and important issues which must be addressed for individual players to create value in the U.S. healthcare system. Students will leave the course with the ability to frame the important questions required to evaluate potential business strategies and operational issues in each sector of the healthcare industry.
Faculty: Steve Culler, Affiliated Associate Professor of Finance
Research in fields of special interest or supervised study can be undertaken under the direction of a faculty member. These experiential and/or research based projects serve as a key experience for many MBA students interested in healthcare and are often keystone pieces of a resume focused on healthcare. While working with faculty, students first create their project scope and then conduct their projects throughout the semester for course credit. Past projects include evaluating healthcare delivery systems in foreign countries, revamping metrics for Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, and various process improvement projects for Emory Healthcare. For students looking to increase their healthcare experience or transition into a career in healthcare, the Directed Study is a signature offering.
Faculty: Various Professors
This course is designed to cover a number of complex challenges that leaders confront in trying to achieve a competitive advantage. The primary focus of this course is understanding, crafting, and implementing strategies within the healthcare and other industries. A sample of the advanced topics in strategy covered includes external analysis, organizational structure and its effect on performance, designing organizations for efficiency and improved outcomes, multidimensional performance measurement, acquisitions and alliances, vertical integration, leading strategic change, competitive intelligence, and network design.
Faculty: John Kim, Lecturer in Organization & Management
Goizueta IMPACT is the MBA program's signature approach to experiential learning, developed to build the bridge from theory to practice. The semester kicks off with IMPACT360 Boot Camp. Project teams launch and begin work with students putting problem-solving skills into action and faculty and external coaches providing support. Student teams present project recommendations and compete for the Goizueta Gold grand prize at Goizueta IMPACT Showcase Day. Client-sponsored IMPACT projects are available across a range of industries and functions including healthcare. To manage their project, student teams will need to define the problem or challenge; devise clear work plans; conduct due diligence; survey research and collect data; build models and analyze relevant information; extract insights; produce a final report; and present conclusions and recommendations to the client and an audience of industry professionals.
Faculty: Steve Culler, Affiliated Associate Professor of Finance
Goizueta students are eligible to take electives at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health, School of Law, or other Emory professional schools.
At Goizueta, we create valuable knowledge around the business of healthcare through industry-related research, partnering with corporations and the community, expanded class offerings and career opportunities, and impacting the sector's need for business acumen through a variety of programming.
Competitive CareersOur MBA candidates are highly competitive in top MBA internship and full-time roles within the healthcare sector. Join the robust network of Emory Alumni working in every area of healthcare from innovation, to medical supply strategy, corporate finance, hospital operations, and pharmaceutical marketing.
Choices of Study
Options Across Programs and PathsAt Goizueta, we offer a healthcare concentration for students in every program from healthcare innovation (BBA) to a healthcare consulting concentration (MBA) and a healthcare certificate (Executive MBA). Additionally, MBA students may pursue a dual degree in public health (MPH), medicine (MD), or physical therapy (DPT) from Emory University's elite institutions to pair with your MBA.
Ties with Worldwide Healthcare InfluenceGoizueta partners with Emory and Atlanta resources to host topical events on future trends in the healthcare industry and provide experiential learning opportunities for students. Additionally, the Goizueta Healthcare Association hosts monthly events to foster networking, learning, and connection in the larger Atlanta healthcare community. Around campus, students are involved in many projects including the Emory Biotechnology Consulting Club (EBCC), Institute for Healthcare Improvement projects (IHI), Advancing Healthcare Innovation in Africa (AHIA), and participate in Emory's Global Health Institute's annual case competition.
Goizueta Healthcare Faculty
Select Heathcare Research
- "Estimating the Cost of Healthcare Acquired Infections, CDC," (Steven Culler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance)
- "Expanding Stroke Telerehabilitation Service to Rural Veterans, Atlanta VA," (Steven Culler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance)
- "Global Health Inst/RSPH - Mobile health preventive methods, design text-based HIV/STD interventions," (Michael Prietula, Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management)
- "How Hospital Advertising Impacts Patient Choices," (Diwas KC, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management; Tongil Kim, Assistant Professor of Marketing)
- "NSF grant: Study the organization and build a simulation of Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Centers," (Michael Prietula, Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management)
- "Operations and Quality Improvement," (Diwas KC, Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management)
- "The Incremental Hospital Cost and Length-of-Stay Among Medicare Beneficiaries," (Steven Culler, Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance)
- "Super-resolution estimation of cyclic arrival rates," (Donald Lee, Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management)
- "Development of Imminent Mortality Predictor for Advanced Cancer (IMPAC), a Tool to Predict Short-Term Mortality in Hospitalized Advanced Cancer Patients" (Donald Lee, Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management)
- "Demographic and clinical features of inclusion body myositis in North America" (Donald Lee, Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management)