Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville has created a new healthcare MBA that combines "real-world" exposure to the healthcare system with traditional MBA coursework, according to a press release.
Students in the program, which begins this fall, will work closely with professionals at the university's medical center and participate in projects with local healthcare organizations, experiencing the system from the perspectives of patients, physicians and management. The Nashville metropolitan area boasts about 300 healthcare companies.
Students will spend about 21 months in the program, earning 61 credit hours leading to a traditional MBA with a concentration in a discipline such as finance, management, operations or marketing. They also will commit to a concentration of courses tailored specifically to healthcare.