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.  MBA electives focused on the medical industry include:

MILI 6235: Pharmaceutical Industry (2 cr)

Focusing on the unique characteristics of the pharmaceutical industry, including its market, regulation, and policy issues, this course leverages interdisciplinary perspectives and industry leader involvement to develop student skill sets. (Spring - B term, 5:45-9:05 p.m.)

MILI 6421: Healthcare Law and Management Impact (2 cr)

This course will survey fundamental healthcare laws that apply to a wide variety of healthcare businesses, and will assess their impact on those business’s strategy and operations.  The goal is to enable current and prospective managers and leaders in the healthcare space to be aware of and thus able to proactively manage potential legal issues.  (Spring - B term, 5:45-9:05 p.m.)

MILI 6562: Information Technology in Healthcare (2 cr)

This course provides a theoretical and conceptual base for managers, creators, and evaluators of health care information technology, including the application of current and evolving technology systems.  Special attention is paid to the design and evaluation of common data structures.  (Fall - B Term, 5:45 -9:05 p.m.)   

MILI 6589: Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research (2 cr)

Leaders from UnitedHealth Group, Medtronic, and the Mayo Clinic participate in this hands-on experience in creating a value proposition for new medical technologies.  This course is also offered as a 2 cr. undergraduate seminar (MILI 5589)  (Spring, 3:45-5:25 p.m.)

MILI 6726: Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy (3 cr)

This course, with the insight of industry leaders, addresses public-private sector interactions and the business, public policy, regulatory, and technology management issues that concern medical device and biotechnology companies. (Fall, 5:45-8:15 p.m.)

MILI 6990: The Healthcare Marketplace (2 cr)

Survey of multitrillion dollar medical industry, this course covers physician and hospital services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and industry scale, interactions, opportunities, and barriers. This course is also offered as a 2 cr. undergraduate seminar (MILI 5990).  (Spring - A Term,  5:45 -9:05 p.m.)   

MILI 6991: Anatomy and Physiology for Managers (2 cr)

A basic overview of the medical vocabulary and physiology of major body systems for non-clinician managers, this course helps medical industry leaders gain facility with clinical practice and medical technology innovations. (Spring - B Term, 5:45-9:05 p.m.)

MILI 6992: Healthcare Delivery Innovations: Optimizing Cost and Quality (2 cr)

Understand the various sites of healthcare delivery that exist in order to analyze how the components along the care continuum, currently fit together and more importantly explore how they can be reconfigured and re-engineered to create value. (Fall B - Term, 5:45-9:05 p.m.)

MILI 6995: Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory (2 cr)

Hands on experience in succinctly evaluating the value of a new technology by considering market size and potential, intellectual property, and return on investment. Intercollegiate teams create rapid production market analysis of promising medical technologies and services to determine potential for success in market. Teams consist of students from Carlson, CLA, CSE and AHC. Exposure to University innovations, venture firms, inventors.  This course is also offered by application only as a 2 cr. undergraduate semester-long seminar (MILI 5995) (Fall/Spring/Summer 5:45-9:05 p.m.)