The program curriculum is designed to combine a strong education in the core functions of health sector management with the flexibility to obtain an enhanced understanding and skill set with the student’s particular areas of interest. The curriculum provides a more developed approach to 1) build on the functional skills of the core MBA curriculum, 2) provide targeted understanding of the nature of the health sector, and the application of those basic skills to the sector, and 3) provide even greater flexibility to address specialized interests within the sector, whether health service delivery, life science products, consulting, or any other focused area. The following information on this site encompasses the new curriculum.
Professional Evening Health Sector MBA Curriculum Map
|CORE (36 Credits)||LAW & ETHICS (2 Credits)||EXECUTIVE SKILLS (2 Credits)||HSM REQUIREMENTS & ELECTIVES (12 Credits)||GENERAL ELECTIVES (12 Credits)|
|OB712 Managing Organizations and People (4 Credits)||PL700 Introduction to Business Law (2 Credits; Course formerly coded as SP700)||Executive Communication Courses
(must select as least one)
ES701 Executive Written Communication (1 Credit)
ES700 Executive Presentation (1 Credit)
ES707 Managing Career Growth (1 Credit)
HM703 Health Sector Issues and Opportunities (3 Credits)
HM710 Health Service Delivery (3 Credits)
HM717 Drugs, Devices, and Diagnotics (3 Credits)
Two HSM elective courses at 3 credits each
|Four elective courses at 3 credits each or any combination of approved GSM coursework totaling 12 credits. This can include GSM electives, approved graduate electives from other schools at BU, or directed studies.|
|AC711 Financial Reporting and Control (4 Credits)|
|FE722 Financial Management (4 Credits)|
|MK724 Marketing Management (4 Credits)|
|QM717 Data Analysis For Managerial Decision-making (4 Credits)|
|FE730 Economics and Management Decisions (4 Credits)|
|IS711 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (4 Credits)|
|OM726 Creating Value through Operations & Technology (4 Credits)|
|SI751 Competition, Innovation, and Strategy* (4 Credits; Course formerly coded as SP751)|
Key Course Elements:
- Case Method. Case analysis applies concepts in real-world situations to create useable skills.
- Guest lectures. The program draws on the presence of leading national organizations, in the life sciences, service delivery, information technology, and public policy. Senior management staff comes to class to discuss real-life challenges and opportunities.
- Classroom exercises. Students are engaged in experiential planning and problem-solving to develop immediately applicable skills.
- Team Learning is a key element, and involves group projects developed in and out of the classroom. Often these are some of the most important parts of the educational experience, and create a depth of experience useful in the job market.
The HSM Core Combines:
- MBA Core: The School’s required MBA courses give you a solid mastery of such management fundamentals as strategic planning, IS, accounting, finance, operations management, quantitative methods, economics, marketing, and organizational behavior.
- Health Sector Core: The required health sector courses prepare you to apply MBA core concepts to the structure and operation of the health sector. These courses include:
- HM710: Health Service Delivery: Strategies, Solutions and Execution
- HM717: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics: New Challenges, Strategies, and Execution
- Health Sector Electives: Take any two of these electives to create an intensive and targeted education within any subset of the health sector.
- HM710: Health Services Delivery: Strategies, Solutions and Execution*
- HM717: Drugs, Devices, and Diagnostics: New Challenges, Strategies, and Execution *
- HM801: Bench-to-Bedside – Translating Biomedical Innovation from the Laboratory to the Marketplace
- HM817: Health Information Technology
- HM833: Health Sector Marketing
- HM840: Health Sector Consulting
- OB802: Leading Transformation in Health and Social Sector Organizations
- OM840: Managing and Improving Quality: Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (Course project must relate to the health sector)
- SI814: Intellectual Property Strategies in Life Sciences and Technology
- SI852: Starting New Ventures (Business plan developed must relate to the health sector)
* Course will count as an HSM elective if not taken as part of your HSM core
|Roberta N. Clarke, DBA||Associate Professor, Marketing|
|Iain Cockburn||Professor, Strategy & Innovation|
|Stephen M. Davidson, PhD||Professor, Markets, Public Policy & Law|
|Jeffrey Elton||Lecturer, Markets, Public Policy & Law|
|Fred K. Foulkes, DBA||Professor, Organizational Behavior;
Faculty Director, Human Resource Policy Institute
|Janelle Heineke, DBA||Associate Professor and Chair,
Operations & Technology Management
|Joseph D. Restuccia, PhD||Professor, Operations & Technology Management|
|Stephen Rosenthal, PhD||Professor, Operations & Technology Management|
|Peter Russo||Executive in Residence; Senior Lecturer; Faculty Director, Entrepreneurship Programs, ITEC|
|Michael Shwartz, PhD||Professor, Operations & Technology Management|
|Ashley Stevens||Lecturer, Strategy & Innovation|