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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.