Fully-Employed MBA Programs - Health Care Specialization Track


A health care specialization track is offered to Rice MBA for Executives and Rice MBA for Professionals as an enhancement to their degree. This health care track is aimed at health care professionals working full time who are seeking to advance themselves in the industry.

The health care courses are offered year round and supplement regular electives.
Course Requirements

Students will take a total of 12 additional credits to fulfill the concentration/track 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


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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Dr. Prashant Kale
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Dr. Binata Mukherjee
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