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MBA in healthcare

Posted on Monday, August 21, 2017

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With the pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector, a new Executive MBA programme from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has been launched to prepare working professionals in the sector to lead their organisations, businesses and health systems. The Global Executive MBA in Healthcare & the Life Sciences is an 18-month programme which will begin in 2018. It will be delivered in five modules, three in Toronto, one in the San Francisco Bay area and one in Singapore.

The programme is designed for experienced mid-to-senior professionals (managers, administrators, clinicians, and scientists) from life science firms, service delivery organisations, and agencies around the world who seek to advance their leadership careers. Topics include a range of MBA skills with emphasis on applications to the global healthcare and life sciences sector, including data analytics and strategic leadership of dynamic organisations.
“The focus will be on the most effective ways of organising industries, whether in the public sector or the private sector to deliver the best healthcare and to make it more affordable,” said Brian R Golden, vice-dean, MBA Programmes who holds the Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the university and is the co-academic director of the programme.
Candidates who have the following:
  • 8+ years of full-time work experience
  • Relevant base knowledge of healthcare and life sciences
  • Evidence of academic achievement
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS score required for non-English language degrees
  • Current employment in the healthcare and life sciences sector preferred
The programme fee is C$113,775 which includes tuition, all programme materials, class-day meals and accommodation for Toronto residential modules. Students are responsible for travel and accommodation expenses for international modules (San Francisco and Singapore). Entrance awards are available. These awards are based on exceptional merit above the minimum admission criteria.
“The health and life sciences sector is the most important industry in the world. Globally it has a huge impact on economic development and on human life. Our new programme will teach general management and leadership skills, with direct application to people working in life sciences and healthcare,” said William Mitchell, who holds the Anthony S Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialisation and is a co-academic director of the programme.
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