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About Health Sector Management
The health sector is increasingly intricate, dynamic and far-reaching – a global network of business, government, and non-profit entities that impacts people and economies like no other. The demand for and development of new health care products and services calls for leaders with both business acumen and insight into the industry’s complexities. Equally critical is the need for creative new approaches to improve patient outcomes, access to care and cost management strategies.
Health Sector Management (HSM) at The Fuqua School of Business leverages Duke University’s longstanding leadership in education, research, and clinical care to develop the leaders who will drive and innovate the health care industry. HSM layers the in-depth, interdisciplinary study of the global health sector onto Fuqua’s world-class business management curriculum, providing rich, holistic and lasting learning experiences. The HSM Certificate is offered as part of the Daytime MBA, Weekend Executive, Cross Continent, and Global Executive MBA Programs. HSM Students are exposed to a multitude of extra– and co– curricular events and programming that serve to augment their coursework and subsequently their knowledge within the health care industry.
HSM students work closely with faculty and industry leaders to explore and identify answers to health care’s most fundamental and emerging issues, among them:
- Health Sector Economics
- Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device Strategy
- Health Systems Management
- Commercialization of Disruptive Innovations
- Health Care Law and Policy
- Financial Management of Health Care
With their understanding of the industry, highly applicable skills, and professional network, HSM graduates join noted public and private organizations to become health care leaders of consequence.
“Health care has a major impact on our well-being and budgets. Furthermore, health care technology and regulation are always changing. In Duke’s HSM program, we help you stay ahead of trends and provide fundamental tools of economics and strategy. With this knowledge you’ll have opportunities to make important contributions in business and society.”
David Ridley, PhD
Faculty Director, Health Sector Management
Dr. and Mrs. Frank A. Riddick Associate Professor of the Practice