Where scientific advancement and private enterprise intersect are numerous opportunities and challenges in the field of health management. The Graduate Program in Health Management (GPHM) at the Haas School of Business prepares Berkeley MBA students to become leaders who can deliver both innovative and practical solutions in the healthcare field.
In addition to providing health management-specific coursework with the Berkeley MBA curriculum, the Haas School and UC Berkeley's School of Public Health offer a joint MBA/MPH (Masters in Public Health degree). The program leverages California’s cutting-edge managed care, internet, and biotechnology industries as laboratories for education and research. Leading UC Berkeley academic researchers from both the business and public health schools, as well as prominent industry practitioners, teach in the program.
There are a number of courses in health management offered at the Haas School of Business, as well as at the School of Public Health, including Healthcare in the 21st Century, Biotech/Pharma, Health Finance, and many others. Beyond regular coursework, speakers are frequently invited to talk to students.
Students of the MBA/MPH program are recruited by a wide variety of organizations. Graduates of the program typically receive multiple job offers from consulting firms, health insurance plans, managed care organizations, and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic firms.
Students pursue their career interests within the broader health industry by working with account managers from the Haas School's Career Management Group. These managers develop and manage relationships with the health industry and assist students in preparing for interviews and identifying career opportunities.
The UC BioFellowship program connects talented students at UC Berkeley and UCSF with the venture capital and startup community, placing students in a VC-backed medical company for a summer internship.
Students also have many opportunities to network with industry professionals throughout the course of the program. Students are encouraged to create opportunities via organized networking events, industry panels, career treks and more.
Northern California boasts an active healthcare industry, with major organizations such as Kaiser Permanente and Genentech in the area. Berkeley-Haas offers students numerous ways of tapping into this community.
An active student club, the Haas Healthcare Association, educates students on the multi-faceted nature of healthcare and biotechnology, and connects them with industry alumni and professionals from firms such as Gilead, McKesson, and Deloitte Consulting.
Students in the association organize a hugely successful annual Business of Health Care Conference, as well as firm nights, career treks, and roundtables.
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