Global Medical Industry MBA Curriculum

An Online MBA Program That Creates Leaders in Global Healthcare

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The Global Medical Industry MBA combines the best elements of the Carlson School. It aims to shape the future of the medical industry and drive innovation through cutting-edge leadership education, research, and market development. With our virtual education for executives, strong worldwide professional network of alumni, and collaboration between institutions across six continents, you will develop the skills to become a leader in the global healthcare industry.

This program is ideal for people who have:

  • 3-5 years full-time experience
  • A background in management
  • A Global perspective outside the U.S.

Program Structure

The Global Medical Industry MBA program consists of 19 online courses. The first and second semesters provide students with the core curriculum of the MBA program, facilitating an in-depth examination of the functions of the organization. Courses in the third and fourth semesters are designed to expand on complex management challenges and the larger context of the global medical industry.

MBA core curriculum and introductory medical industry courses:

  • The Global Healthcare Marketplace
  • Information Systems and Information Resources Management
  • Operations Management
  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Economics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Data Models and Decisions
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics and Leadership

Advanced medical industry curriculum:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Information Technology in Health Care
  • Medical Technology Evaluation and Market Research
  • Medical Device Industry
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Managers
  • Research and Development of Medical Technology
  • Health Law and Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Data-Driven Project Work
  • Medical Industry Valuation Lab


Global Medical Industry MBA Virtual Info Session

Learn more about the academic structure and experience in the program, as well as the Global Medical Industry Valuation Lab.

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"For my leadership and ethics course, it is important to unpack and explore these real-time case examples: the supply chain for adequate PPE for essential workers; the accelerated timelines for new vaccine development; the need to adopt sometimes difficult measures to protect employees from COVID-19."

Global Medical Industry MBA