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The Carlson School of Management and other colleges at the University of Minnesota offer a wide variety of courses intended to enhance understanding of the medical industry and to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers. 


MILI Specialization

The medical industry is the focus of up to 40% of experiential learning projects in the Carlson Enterprise programs (Brand, Consulting, Ventures, Funds), and the New Product and Business Development course. Also included is the Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory course, which uses an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate approach to provide market analysis of promising medical technologies and services.

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Business of Healthcare Undergraduate Minor

The minor provides Carlson School undergraduate students the opportunity to gain additional skills that prepare them with a deeper knowledge of the medical industry.  Students will be exposed to courses on healthcare marketplace, institutions, regulations, reimbursement, medical technology, and healthcare analytics.  Watch the recorded Information Session or view the presentation slides.  

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Medical Industry Curriculum

The Carlson School and other colleges at the University of Minnesota offer a wide variety of courses intended to enhance understanding of the medical industry and to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers.

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MILI Trips

Washington D.C. Spring Break Trip: Attendees will discover what goes on inside the government, learn from insiders about the activities of medical industry firms in DC, and network with leaders and staff focused on healthcare issues. Past visits have included US Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Leadership Council, Pfizer, UnitedHealth Group, National Economic Council, The Morning Consult, and more.


Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM) Annual Competition

Formed in 2010 BAHM was created to transform the health sector by advancing education, research, and practice in the nation's top schools of management. It is a collaborative non-profit organization comprised of business schools committed to the belief that management education, applied to the challenges of healthcare delivery and healthcare innovation plays a special role in creating new and important solutions. As a member of BAHM, MILI teams have been able to participate in the annual case competitions. The first year, in 2013 our team took second place, in 2014, first! MILI teams have competed against such schools as Harvard, Berkeley, and Duke. This year BAHM will be hosted at Hass school fo Business, Berkely.


Non-MBA Graduate Students

Study with leading scholars engaged in cutting-edge research on topics of significant relevance to the medical industry in partnership with firms located in the Twin Cities and around the world. Develop skills and knowledge through supervised and hands-on experiential learning opportunities aimed at preparing graduates to hit the ground running in leadership tracks of premier firms.

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"MILI is far and away the best industry-focused group at Carlson! My experience with MILI helped prepare me with the skills I need to take my healthcare career to the next level!

– Josh Sopeth, MBA 2015
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