For Students

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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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 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.


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.

"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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