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 and research.  Established in 2005, MILI's mission is to shape the future of the medical industry and drive innovation through cutting-edge leadership education, research, 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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MILI Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute and the Management Information Systems Research Center at the Carlson School launched a project to consistently track and report daily COVID-19 related hospitalizations from all 50 states.  The Hospitalization Tracking Project currently tracks and reports data on hospitalizations, including hospital bed count and intensive care capacity, from state health departments.  Visit the Hospitalization Tracking Project website to learn more and view the interactive dashboard. 

As the team approached one year of tracking COVID-19 hospitalizations, they reflected on their work.  Learn more.  

The COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project is honored to be recognized as an AACSB 2021 Innovation That Inspires and the winner of two Silver Stevie Awards for "Most Valuable Non-Profit" and "Most Valuable Service" from the 2021 American Business Awards. 

Hospitalization Tracking Project 

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. 

Awards & Recognitions


MILI is recognized as an AACSB Innovation That Inspires


AHRQ Step-up-App Challenge Grand Prize Winner for the development of the PRISM app


AACSB Innovation That Inspires for the COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project


COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project was a finalist for the NIHCM Digital Media Award


COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project wins Silver Stevie Award for the Most Valuable Non-Profit Response


COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project wins Silver Stevie Award for the Most Valuable Service

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