“Wharton has a robust health care program and an amazing alumni network. It’s a pretty exhaustive curriculum with the option to take electives that span the health care industry.”
MBA in Health Care Management
The program notes particular strengths in health economics and health management. Health Care Management appeals to those interested in the pharmaceuticals sector, biotech health services, government agencies, insurance organizations, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), and consulting firms that specialize in the health care sector. Students thus gain the full range of managerial and technical expertise as well as addressing comprehensively the complex and multi-faceted aspects of the US health care system. Disciplines such as law, policy, ethics, and decision analysis are represented by the Health Care Management Department's secondary appointments and by faculty who work at the University of Pennsylvania's schools of Medicine and Nursing. Adjunct faculty members are also drawn from health industry experts in the Philadelphia area.
The program's graduates are exceptionally well prepared to play leading roles in the diverse organizations and specialties that make up this vitally important industry, one that is constantly changing as a result of innovations in science and technology, economic forces, human demand, and governmental and social policy. Alumni have established careers in pharmaceutical and medical product companies, financial services, hospitals and other medical institutions, entrepreneurial ventures, consulting firms, foundations, industry, and government — many of them holding positions as chief executive officers, directors, and other key decision makers. More »