The health sector is undergoing transformational growth and change, offering compelling opportunities and challenges for emerging managers and leaders. Here we prepare students for leadership roles throughout the health industry, including bio-technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health information technology, health systems management, consulting, and public policy.

The program curriculum is designed to combine a strong education in the core functions of health sector management with the flexibility to obtain an enhanced understanding and skill set with the student’s particular areas of interest.

This curriculum provides a developed approach to:

  1. build on the functional skills of the core MBA curriculum
  2. provide targeted understanding of the nature of the health sector, and the application of those basic skills to the sector
  3. provide even greater flexibility to address specialized interests within the sector, whether health service delivery, life science products, consulting, or any other focused area

Required Courses (2)

Two courses are required :

Elective Courses (2)

These electives can create an intensive and targeted education within any subset of the health sector.
Two courses selected from the following list are required :

OB802 and HM856 are no longer offered, but meet the HSM elective requirement if previously completed.
* Course will count as an HSM elective if not taken as part of your HSM core

HSM Internship

For full-time students, the program requires a Health Sector internship that students typically complete during the summer between the first and second years of the program.

Students must confirm their internship with the GPO. For more information on this process please contact Betsy Dick, advisor to the HSM program, at 617-353-0320 or  See the following links for HSM Internship Form Part One and HSM Internship Form Part Two.


Ned Rimer
Faculty Director, Health Sector Management Program

Betsy Dick
Advisor to the HSM Program
Graduate Programs Office

MS·MBA students are eligible to enroll in the Health Sector Management Program, and may complete the required internship following the MSIS summer intensive courses.


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