Healthcare is one of the fast-growing industry sectors in the world, and the Carlson School is situated amid a thriving community of medical organizations. The Carlson MBA Program offers a specialized curriculum, opportunities to partner with leading healthcare companies to solve real-world challenges, and unmatched access to a wide variety of medical industry employers.


Healthcare Career Opportunities

The following are among a wide array of employers that recruit Carlson MBA students for medical industry roles:

 
MEDICAL INDUSTRY COMPANIES
 
MEDICAL INDUSTRY CONSULTING

Alumni Network

Carlson School graduates are leading flourishing careers at top companies:

SPOTLIGHT ALUMNI
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  • John Hammergren
    Chairman and CEO, McKesson


Academics

The Carlson MBA program leverages expertise from across the University of Minnesota and the local healthcare business community to provide an up-to-the-minute curriculum relevant to the dynamic medical industry.

 
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Medical Industry Valuation Lab

The Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory gives Carlson MBA students the unique opportunity to perform a market analysis for a new medical technology with the potential to benefit lives. Students are placed on teams and challenged to analyze market size; evaluate technical, business, preliminary intellectual property, and regulatory challenges; and develop a recommendation for continuing product development or market feasibility for an early-stage technology.

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Enterprise Program

In addition to the Medical Industry Valuation Lab, MBA students gain firsthand experience through one of four Enterprise programs-Brands, Consulting, Ventures or Funds.

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Dual Degree Opportunities

The Dual Degree Program enables high-achieving students to develop sought-after business expertise that complements their graduate curriculum. Earn a Carlson School MBA in addition to the following degrees in less than two years of additional study.

  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)-MBA
  • PharmD-MBA
  • MD-MBA

Popular MBA Courses

  • Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory (Experiential Learning)
  • Medical Technology Evaluation & Market Research
  • The Healthcare Marketplace
  • Healthcare Delivery Innovations: Optimizing Cost and Quality
 
SPOTLIGHT FACULTY
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  • Steven Parente
    Professor, Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute

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  • Mike Finch
    Associate Professor, Medical Industry Leadership Institute


Healthcare Beyond the Classroom

The Carlson School offers a variety of clubs and organizations for students to explore healthcare beyond the classroom and expand their networks.

FEATURED CLUB

Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa)

MILIsa Student Association is laying the foundation for a new set of global medical industry leaders by developing and promoting a sustainable network of professionals, providing opportunities and exposure to current topics in the industry, and creating avenues for successful transition into this field

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