"My Core team were from six different continents. It was just fascinating to hear about business customs in, say, Japan, Australia, and Africa."
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 email@example.com
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“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.”
“[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 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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“One of my favorite things about teaching at MIT Sloan is the diversity and high quality of students. They are eager to learn new things, they think independently and they're willing to tackle difficult issues.”