The Healthcare Management Degree Guide ranked the Carlson School No. 9 among a list of leading U.S. business schools that offer part-time MBA programs focused on healthcare or healthcare management. 

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The ranking factored each school's appearance in national rankings, length of time to complete the program, additional specialized accreditations offered, and program cost. 


The Carlson Part-Time MBA offers a Medical Industry specialization for professionals looking to advance their careers in the ever-evolving healthcare field. Medical Industry MBA students engage with a specialized curriculum, get opportunities to partner with leading healthcare organizations to solve real-world challenges, and access a thriving community of medical industry employers.

Carlson School leverages connection to Minnesota healthcare industry

The Healthcare Management Degree Guide described the Carlson School's connection to the booming Minnesota healthcare industry as a key benefit for aspiring medical industry leaders. Medical Industry MBA students get several opportunities to leverage the school's partnerships with medical industry organizations, including the chance to work on real-world projects in the classroom.

The Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory challenges students to perform a market analysis for a new medical technology with the potential to benefit lives. Student groups analyze market size; evaluate technical, business, preliminary intellectual property, and regulatory challenges; and develop a recommendation for continuing product development or market feasibility for a real-world technology.

Real-world projects now offered abroad

The Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory is now also hosted in an international setting. Last fall, the Carlson School partnered with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), an institution with one of the largest medical device education programs in the world, to provide two medical inventions for the students to examine. Part-Time MBA students teamed up to determine the invention’s potential for success in global markets.

“The MILI Global Valuation Laboratory offered me an educational experience I could not have gotten from a classroom in Minnesota or a conference room at the multinational company I work for. The opportunity to work beside and learn  from Chinese inventors, investors, health care providers, medical industry executives, and students through the course will greatly increase my value to current and future employers,” says Bryana Mayer, '15 MBA, who participated in the Valuation Lab in China.