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Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA)

Columbia Business School's Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) is a student organization that prepares its more than 120 members to enter a business world that is dramatically impacted by the complex and evolving global healthcare industry.  Many of its members are exploring career opportunities in healthcare firms, such as pharmaceutical or medical device companies, providers of healthcare services, or entrepreneurial ventures.  Many also pursue opportunities in firms that service healthcare companies such as consulting firms and banks, as well as invest in such entities such as venture capital, private equity and investment management firms. 

HCIA supplements CBS' Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program by bringing in outside speakers that serve to educate students on a range of healthcare issues while also exposing them to executives at firms where they want to recruit.  It also provides opportunities for students to network with each other, with alumni in healthcare, and with other high level executives in the field.  The club helps students with the recruiting process, educating them on the companies that recruit at Columbia, providing second year students to advise the first year students, and creating an HCIA Resume Book (below) that is provided to recruiters. After students gradate they become part of the larger HCIA network, keeping close and lasting ties to the school community.

HCIA Officers- 2013-2014

Click here for a complete listing of HCIA officers.

HCIA Student Statistics 

  • Male: 50%
  • Female: 50%
  • International: 24%
  • Average Years Since Undergraduate Study: 5.8
  • Most Common Undergraduate Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Public Health, Premed and other pre-professional, Economics, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Political Science, History, English, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology
  • Graduate Degrees: 28%
  • Average Years of Pre-MBA Work Experience: 4.8

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


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