Health Care Specialization

The Health Care Specialization offers MBA students the opportunity to engage scientific, technical, policy, legal, and ethics expertise from Carlson School faculty and medical industry professionals. The program prepares students for leadership-track careers in functional areas of the medical industry. 

MBA students specializing in health care pursue extensive coursework in the University of Minnesota Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI): An invaluable resource for Minnesota's thriving health care economy, the Institute puts physicians, students, and academic leaders in touch with the latest trends in the medical industry. 


  • Description of the Twin Cities Healthcare market (why we're unique; stats and examples)
  • Top Health Care companies at Carlson (FT internships and placements)


Specialization Courses

The MILI experience is as unique as its students. The tailored, timely curriculum is designed for emerging leaders looking to gain hands-on experience in functional areas of the medical industry from finance and marketing to operations, information technology and market valuation.

Experiential Learning 

As part of the health care specialization, students complete a key project for a real-world client. The MILI Valuation Lab is uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical technology development, marketing, and clinical care. Nowhere in the United States is there another program in which students work in interdisciplinary teams to develop a comprehensive strategy for translation of basic research into measurable improvement for patients.


Director Bio and Alumnus Perspectives

Additional Resources

Alumnus Perspective

"I want to capitalize on my passion for science and business, and with the Medical Device nexus that exists here in Minnesota, the MBA/MILI is hands down the best opportunity that I can pursue. With our existing ties to our Industry Council and the passion that Steve Parente brings to MILI, I can only imagine what the future of this degree will bring. It's really assuring to know that large corporations recognize the value that this specialization affords."

Anil Asrani, 2009 MBA