"There's a definite vibe on campus for people who are interested in starting companies, or have already started companies."
Healthcare Certificate Curriculum and Requirements
The certificate is based on design principles of 1) Minimum mandatory core requirements and maximum flexibility for students; 2) Building on the current course offerings within Sloan, other parts of MIT as well as the broader ecosystem of Cambridge, and then augmenting the current offerings gradually over time in response to the needs of students; 3) Exploring innovative educational methods, such as online learning to enhance the educational experience of students.
The Healthcare Certificate is available to students currently registered in degree-granting programs at MIT.
Some required courses may have prerequisites, please check prerequisites for all courses before registering. The core requirements of the certificate include:
15.141 - Economics of Healthcare (spring, 9 Units)
15.767 - Healthcare Lab: Intro. To Healthcare Delivery in the U.S (fall, 9 Units) (pre-requisites required)
15.S67 - Medicine for Managers (spring, 9 Units)
Courses may be selected from an approved list (see partial list below); students may also request approval of other courses at MIT with relevant content. Students may apply for approval of one elective course to be taken at another university while the student is actively enrolled at MIT. The intention is to be quite flexible in approving electives (Total of at least 15 units)
The certificate requires a total of 42 Units.
Approved Electives (partial list)
- 15.121J/HST.975J - Clinical Trials in Biomedical Enterprise
- 15.122J/HST.977J - Critical Reading and Technical Assessment of Biomedical Information
- 15.123J/HST.979J - Dynamics of Biomedical Technologies
- 15.124J/HST.973J - Evaluating a Biomedical Business Concept
- 15.136J/HST.920J - Principles and Practice of Drug Development
- HST.211 - Biomedical Inventions: Introduction and HST.212 Biomedical Inventions: Clinical Experience and Selected Success Analysis (must take both courses)
- 15.232 - Business Model Innovation: Global Health in Frontier Markets
- 15.233 - Global Health Lab
- 15.363J /HST.971J Strategic Decision Making in the Life Sciences
- 15.S07 - Healthcare Ventures
- 15.S10 - Operations Lab; the project must be in healthcare
- 15.371 - Innovation Teams
- 10.53 - Advances in Biomanufacturing
- Other health related courses across MIT and at other universities subject to approval
“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“I learn from what I do on the outside, I bring it back into my classrooms, and I bring it back into interpreting my research. It informs my research, and my research informs my practice.”