Medical Industry Leadership Institute

Medical Industry Leadership Institute

The Carlson School of Management and its Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) are recognized leaders in business education.  Established in 2005, MILI's mission is to shape the future of the medical industry and drive innovation through cutting-edge leadership education and market development.

If your passion comes in making a change in the world through the life saving and life enhancing opportunities afforded by the medical industry, MILI is waiting to embrace your drive and propel you and society to the next level.

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Join MILI in Washington DC!


Given how involved the government can be in the medical industry, a strong understanding of how health policy is developed and enacted at the federal level is essential for smart industry leaders. MILI students and affiliates are invited to join MILI on our annual trip to the Nation’s Capital. Attendees will discover what goes on inside the government, understand the impact of health data and its role in policy, learn from insiders about the activities of medical industry firms in D.C., and network with leaders and staff from the Administration, Congress, and advocacy/lobbying organizations focused on health care issues.

The trip will start with a MILI hosted welcome to DC networking event late afternoon on March 5 followed by 2.5 days of visits. Past visits have included the US. Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Leadership Council, Pfizer, UnitedHealth Group, White House National Economic Council, The Morning Consult, FDA, and more.

Participants will be responsible for all personal expenses (hotel, flight, meals, etc.). Registrations will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Please register early, space is limited. Contact Jessica Haupt ( or 612-624-9202) if you have questions!

MILI Valuation Lab

"The MILI Valuation Lab is uniquely positioned at the intersection of medical technology development, marketing, and clinical care. Nowhere in the U.S. 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."

- Roy Bryan, Jr. '11 MD/MBA

Student Programs

The MILI experience is as unique as its students: a tailored, timely curriculum 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. 

Business School Alliance for Health Management

MILI is a member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM). BAHM is an international consortium of 20 premier MBA programs dedicated to advanced thought leadership and education in the global health sector. MILI partners with fellow BAHM universities to host engaging events and contributes articles to BAHM's Health Management, Policy and Innovation (HMPI) journal. 

Alumni + Students


MILI Alumni Affiliates


2020-21 MILI Alumni Mentors/Mentees


MILI MBA Courses Offered


Undergraduate MILI Courses Offered


2021 MBA Graduates Received MILI Specialization


2020 Carlson PT MBA Graduates Had Careers in Healthcare


2020 Carlson FT MBA Graduates Had Careers in Healthcare


2020 Carlson Undergraduates Had Careers in Healthcare

"I have watched the growth of this program and its remarkable impact on students in preparing them to hit the ground running as they enter healthcare companies. MILI benefits both the graduates and their employers" 
– Susan Alpert, Principal, SFA Consulting, MILI Executive in Residence

Check out our "Lab Chats" page to watch our previous Dockside and Fireside Chats!

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