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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.

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 Mindset

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 11th Annual Healthcare Conference

Columbia Business School's 11th Annual Healthcare Conference, "Using Data and Technology to Innovate, Value, and Reengineer Healthcare", was held on Friday, November 21, 2014 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Speakers presented informed views on how to create new business opportunities and use data and technology to advance the development and delivery of healthcare products and services.


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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Resume Book

Explore the listings of our 2014—2015 healthcare students.



Annual Healthcare Conference

The Conference attracts more than 500 industry practitioners and students from Columbia and other top-tier professional schools.

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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


Featured Publication

The Long Tail for Biomedical Research

Professor Frank Lichtenberg’s new research shows that greater spending on biomedical research reduces future mortality rates.

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