Yale School of Management

Healthcare

Yale’s first-rate business curriculum and depth of knowledge in the sector provide a foundation for your aspirations. You’ll also draw on the full power of Yale University and our network of business graduates in the field, as you gain the elevated perspective to see the big picture that enables you to be a leader.

The healthcare sector is undergoing rapid, momentous change. The combination of ongoing technological development and far-reaching regulatory change means that no business model can survive without constant revision and rejuvenation. Hospitals, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, investors, start-ups and other organizations all need to compete in a uniquely complex and fast-evolving strategic space. To lead in healthcare, to launch something new, to create value for your stakeholders, you need a fundamental understanding of markets and organizations combined with deep insight into healthcare’s challenges.

Dr. Howard Forman

"The combination of the rigorous Yale MBA and in-depth study of healthcare leadership has been a winning formula for our graduates over the past years as evidenced by the impact they are having across the sector.”

Howard P. Forman, Faculty Director, Healthcare, & Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, Economics, and Management

Progression

Alongside the integrated core curriculum, in your first year, you will increase your grasp of big ideas and trends in healthcare by participating in the Colloquium on Healthcare, a series of candid talks with leaders of hospitals, CEOs of medical device and drug companies, policymakers, and other people shaping the field. In addition, you will build your network and benefit from the perspectives and experiences of classmates from all facets of the industry.

In the second year, you deepen your expertise. You take a slate of advanced business and management courses, and a series of deep explorations of topics in healthcare. These courses are taught by experts from the School of Management and other parts of the university, including the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. A capstone course structured around major challenges in healthcare, seen through the lens of investors, will deepen your learning and link back to the essential business skills taught in the core.

Sample Course: Population Health & Health Equity

Population Health and Health Equity, a course course co-taught by Marcella Nunez-Smith, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Yale School of Medicine, and Brad Richards ’18, assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, provides an introduction to two frameworks influential in healthcare today. Population health focuses on improving health outcomes for entire communities, while health equity is concerned with underserved groups, particularly those marginalized by historical and contemporary policies. 

Healthcare Courses

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Student Profiles

Student Profiles

  • There’s a real need in the healthcare industry for leadership. While the industry in the United States has changed rapidly over the past...

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  • While clinical skills are important in healthcare, in order to be an advocate for change, you need to understand the industry as a whole....

    Camila Rubino ’21

Pozen-Commonwealth Fund

Learn about the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Healthcare Equity Leadership, a two-year, fully funded degree program for healthcare practitioners with a commitment to improving healthcare access and outcomes for minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations.