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Vanderbilt has a vision to shape the future of the health care industry.
The key to change is equipping tomorrow’s leaders with a comprehensive understanding of the health care system combined with a solid foundation of business basics. The Vanderbilt Health Care MBA Program is an experiential, university-wide, community-supported opportunity focused on producing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and resources to revolutionize the health care system.
No other university can match the quality of resources, research, and relationships that exist here. It’s a place that combines a nationally ranked business school, a top academic medical center, and a large and growing concentration of entrepreneurial health care companies. These elements converge at Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville – a major hub of health care in the United States.
The industry is in search of well-trained leaders who understand health care. If you are looking to further your career with an MBA degree that combines a world-class core business education with unrivalled immersion into the health care industry, we invite you to discover what Vanderbilt has to offer.
The MBA Core
Because effective managers in all sectors of health care need solid grounding in management disciplines, Health Care MBA students take a set of core courses emphasizing business fundamentals. The core curriculum equips Vanderbilt students with exceptional analytical, strategic thinking, and teamwork skills.
A Focused Functional Concentration
Health Care MBA students select from one of the following concentrations, each of which requires 12 credit hours beyond the core: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Human and Organizational Performance, Information Technology, Marketing, Operations or Strategy.
The Health Care Industry Specialization
To earn the Health Care specialization, students complete a rigorous curriculum of 17 credit hours that requires more health care courses than other programs of its kind. In addition, the innovative seven-week modular framework allows students the flexibility to take a variety of health care electives.
Preparing business leaders to shape the future of health care.
Traditional health care education programs perpetuate the fragmented nature of the industry; for example, physicians and financial managers with conventional degrees often don’t understand each other’s business. To create real change, managers must fully grasp how all of the pieces of the health care puzzle fit together, and how each decision affects the entire system. The Vanderbilt Health Care MBA program provides a unique insight into this complex world through a blend of solid business basics plus experiential and integrative learning.
Students complete the Vanderbilt Health Care MBA program in two years by fulfilling the MBA core requirements, along with the requirements for a traditional MBA concentration in addition to the Health Care specialization.
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