Full-Time MBA Health Care Concentration


The concentration in health care prepares students by providing them with a general business background in health care and also a deep understanding of key topics driving the industry. Students learn management principles and apply them in varied health care settings, such as pharmaceuticals, hospitals, and large and small practices.
Course Requirements

MGMT 678   U.S. Health Care Management 
MGMT 755   Health Care Operations Management
MGMT 756   Management of Health Care Organizations
MGMT 679   Cost and Quality in Health Care
MGMT 680   Customer Analytics for Satisfaction and Loyalty
MGMT 694   Interpersonal Communication in Health Care
MGMT 690   Health Care Strategy
MGMT 691   Negotiation for Health Care
MGMT 633   Life Science Entrepreneurship
MGMT 686   Marketing Research
MGMT 751   Health Care Finance
MGMT 750   Health Care Informatics Systems and Management
MGMT 697   Strategic Process Management in Health Care


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The health care concentration and tracks provide students with opportunities to learn from and collaborate with researchers and innovators at the cutting edge of health care and biotechnology. Representing a combination of distinguished academic researchers, health care practitioners and business leaders, Jones Graduate School faculty work closely with students to address this rapidly growing industry from strategic, economic, ethical and operational perspectives. Faculty include:

Dr. Prashant Kale, Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Dr. George Kanatas, Jesse H. Jones Professor of Management
Don Lyons, Adjunct Professor in Management
Dr. Marick Masters, Professor of Business, Wayne State University.
Dr. Vikas Mittal, J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing and faculty director of Health Care Initiatives in Executive Education
Beth O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer in Communications
David Tobin, Lecturer in Communications
Dr. Atul Vardhachary (PhD and MD), Adjunct Professor in Management
Dr. Robert A. Westbrook, William Alexander Kirkland Professor of Management
Dr. Stephen E. Whitney, Professor in the Practice of Health Care Management
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Health Care Events
4th Annual Global Health Conference: Empowering Local Opportunities Feb. 12 & 13
Friday, February 12, 2016 — Saturday, February 13, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Anderson Family Commons, McNair Hall, Rice University

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Health Care Lunch & Learn - Farzad Soleimani
Friday, April 01, 2016
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
McNair Hall, Rice University

Farzad Soleimani, Associate Director of the TMC Biodesign Innovation Fellowship,
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
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Must be a JGSB student to RSVP

Health Care C-Suite Conversation - Debra Sukin, MHA, PhD and Roberta Schwartz, PhD
Friday, April 15, 2016
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Debra Sukin, MHA, Ph.D., Regional Senior Vice President, Houston Methodist Hospital
Roberta Schwartz, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Houston Methodist Hospital
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Must be a JGSB student to RSVP

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