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Designed and led by seasoned practitioners and prominent faculty members, Columbia Business School’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program equips students to become well-rounded leaders prepared to handle the growing complexities of the healthcare sector.

Message from the Director

“Twenty-first century healthcare companies need leaders who can visualize the effects of each decision on the multiple constituents who provide, pay for and receive healthcare products and services. Our students develop this expertise through a broad and multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares them for the complex challenges facing today’s global and early-stage healthcare enterprises.”
— Cliff Cramer, Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program,

A Flexible, Comprehensive and Pragmatic Curriculum

The HPM Program allows students to tailor their healthcare business education to their interests and career goals. The healthcare courses — all electives and distinctly experiential — integrate such disciplines as strategy, management, economics, finance, marketing and operations.

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A Career-Focused Approach to Learning and Professional Development

Helping students gain the knowledge and connections to identify and secure attractive career opportunities is an essential part of the HPM Program. The Program's experienced leadership and the School's industry network, provide unparalleled assistance in career planning and job placement.

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A Powerful Network of Alumni and Other Healthcare Business Professionals

Our alumni can be found at the highest level of business leadership in the healthcare industry and are actively involved in the students' experience with the HPM Program. Many of the School's alumni reside in New York City and the surrounding region.  Students interact regularly with leading industry practitioners through experiential learning opportunities in the classroom and at events organized with the student healthcare club, HCIA.

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A Global Perspective

Columbia Business School is well known for its global footprint, which allows students to apply what they have learned to business challenges around the world. International topics are covered in the broad array of healthcare electives.  Healthcare students can participate in international study trips and other event.  They have access to resources offered by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business at CBS.

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An Entrepreneurial Mindse

Entrepreneurial thinking is fully integrated throughout Columbia’s MBA curriculum. An entrepreneurial perspective is critical for all dynamic healthcare organizations as they seek to identify, value and capture business opportunities. Many students participate in The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at CBS, which offers a comprehensive program of courses, labs, workshops and funding opportunities.

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An Attractive New York City Location - Close Proximity to Major Healthcare Companies, Client Service Firms and the Investor Community

New York City and the surrounding region are home to some of the world’s largest healthcare corporations, as well as major industry investors and advisers.  This provides Columbia students with a unique ability to interact on a regular basis with all major stakeholders in the healthcare industry. 

Access to the World-Class Columbia Healthcare Community

Other leading professional schools at Columbia University — such as the Mailman School of Public Health and the College of Physicians and Surgeons — provide MBA students with access to multidisciplinary healthcare-management research and education. Some students pursue dual degrees in conjunction with these schools.



The Columbia Business School 10th Annual Healthcare Conference - Creating Value-Based Solutions for a Discerning Healthcare Buyer - was held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at the New York Marriott Marquis. For more information on the conference, click here.

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In the News

How the Healthcare Job Market has Changed and How to Adapt

Professor Cliff Cramer discusses changes in the healthcare job market for MBA students, and how the HPM Program is structured and adapting to meet the evolving needs of students and healthcare employers.

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Doctor Shortage? What Doctor Shortage?

The article in The Washington Post features research by Professor Linda Green that examines how physician shortages could be eliminated.

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Contact Us

Prof Cliff Cramer, Director
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
3022 Broadway Uris Hall 218A
New York, NY 10027-6902

For student and Program related inquiries, please contact:
Alka Jhaveri ’15
Research Assistant
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

Resume Book

2013-2014 Resume Book

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