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The MIT Sloan MBA program has announced the launch of the Healthcare Certificate. The national and global healthcare and health management related challenges provide unique opportunities for MIT Sloan students and faculty to make an important impact on the world through innovative research and educational activities.
MIT Sloan students and faculty who are passionate about healthcare and health management create a vibrant community. Opportunities are growing for MIT Sloan students in various career paths within the healthcare ecosystem and related industries. The Healthcare Certificate's curriculum and requirements prepare students for career paths such as the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, healthcare consulting, management positions within healthcare delivery systems, healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, and global healthcare delivery.
The Healthcare Certificate will:
1) Provide students with a structured and hands-on educational experience that is sufficiently flexible to promote their needs and desires with respect to the range of related career paths;
2) Create a network of students, faculty and industry partners that will facilitate action-based educational, research and knowledge creation activities, as well as professional employment and hiring opportunities;
3) Leverage the unique MIT culture of integration between management, engineering and the sciences.
Healthcare and health management are one of the strategic initiatives at MIT Sloan. There are currently more than 20 faculty at MIT Sloan who have a strong interest in healthcare and health related research as well as faculty across the MIT campus.
Current students, please register by completing the attached form.
Healthcare Certificate Committee:
Retsef Levi, Professor, Sloan School of Management
Richard Cohen, Professor, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science
Janet Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management
Contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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