Health Sector MBA

In a field driven by innovation, it’s vital that you keep pace. Located in the world-class Boston health sector scene, the BU School of Management Health Sector Management MBA (HSM) is here to prepare you for whatever challenges are thrown your way, no matter where you are in the industry—biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, and many other segments.


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You know you need strong business skills to make the kind of difference you want to make in people’s lives. In HSM you’ll gain those skills by earning an MBA while specializing in health sector management. Combining a rigorous core MBA curriculum with electives tailored to the health care arena all in the heart of Boston’s world-class health care scene, the HSM MBA will prepare you for a life-changing and distinguished career in this vital industry.

At SMG you have options. As a HSM student you still choose the program that works best for your lifestyle and puts you ahead of the crowd:

Choices, choices

Real-world experiences give depth to your education and credibility in the job market. In addition to the MBA core curriculum, you’ll get hands-on experience during an internship at a leading health sector organization*. An intensive consulting practicum and access to an extensive range of courses from health service delivery to drugs, devices, and diagnostics, and health sector information technology will give you the tailored expertise you need to thrive in this transformative industry.

Want more? Enhance your degree by adding a concentration in a discipline such as finance, marketing, or information technology.

What happens in the classroom shouldn’t stay in the classroom.

Engaging with health sector leaders as well as program alumni spread across the sector and the country through our extensive Health Sector Mentoring Program gives you connections who support and guide you through your time at SMG and after graduation.

You can also participate in several student organizations, including the Health Services Management Association, BU BioBUsiness Organization, Engineering and Management Commercialization Collaborative, and the Global Health Sector Interdisciplinary Case Competition.

We’ve got your back.

All BU MBA students have the opportunity to connect with top employers and executives in their fields. Whether you’re seeking a summer internship, a full-time position after graduation, or looking to advance in your current career, you’ll enjoy the support of our Feld Career Center, strong faculty, student clubs and organizations, and our 48,000+ School of Management alumni and nearly 300,000 BU alumni worldwide.

Did we mention that HSM is ranked 11th nationally by US News and World Report, and is the only MBA program in New England accredited by CAHME, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education? Get ready for a dynamic experience.

*PEMBA students may waive the internship requirement with applicable work experience, pending permission of the HSM Faculty Director.