Health Care Management and Policy Concentration

The Health Care Management Department offers the “Health Care Management and Policy” concentration to Wharton undergraduates who wish to learn about health care markets and factors that significantly influence decision making both at the policy level and at the level of the firm or organization. Health care management is an exciting field, which to the undergraduate major, offers excellent career opportunities in private health care corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Four courses are required for the concentration. With nine health care electives and the opportunity to take selected MBA-level health care management courses, students are able to integrate core general management skills with sophisticated understanding of the institutions of health care, a combination which health care leaders and executives value highly in new graduates. Additional information can be found at Health Care Management and Policy Concentration.

Required:

  • HCMG 101: Health Care Systems

Plus three of the following:

  • HCMG 202: Economics and Financing of Health Care Delivery
  • HCMG 203: Clinical Issues in Health Care Management
  • HCMG 204: Comparative Health Care Systems
  • HCMG 212: Health Care Quality & Outcomes: Measurement & Management
  • HCMG 213: Health Care Management and Strategy
  • HCMG 215: Management and Economics Of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
  • HCMG 250: Health Care Reform and the Future of the American Health System
  • HCMG 352: Health Services Delivery: A Managerial Economic Approach
  • HCMG 391: Health Care Entrepreneurship

Students may also take MBA-level courses towards their three electives, providing they satisfy the necessary prerequisites and are admitted to the course. Note that seating is limited, and only courses with open seats will be available to non-MBA students.

*HCMG 202 and HCMG 352 cannot both be taken for credit