Rotman School of Management - Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences
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Rotman School of Management - Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Grounded in world-class thought leadership, practical instruction, and on-the-ground engagement in three countries, this 18-month program will help you develop the expertise you need to shape your organization and drive your career.

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Average Age:
39 years

Level of Experience:
15 years

18 months

Next Start Date:

Application Deadline:

CAD $113,775

Designed for working professionals, the program is an intensive 18-month journey that immerses you in key healthcare clusters around the world. By learning from leading faculty and experienced sector leaders, you will gain the knowledge and skills you and your organization need to succeed. And while you explore current and future best practices globally, we’ll guide you through an in-depth assessment of your own capabilities, with the goal of helping you become a more impactful leader.

The program leverages the strengths of the Rotman School, as well as our close relationships with the University of Toronto and the global healthcare community. Located on the edge of Toronto's medical discovery district, Rotman is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the management innovations taking place within and across pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical technology, medical informatics, telemedicine, insurance, patient engagement, long-term care, and health system design.

Who should consider our program?

Candidates are mid-to-senior level professionals from industry, providers and service delivery organizations, consulting firms, public agencies, science, and payers in the healthcare and life sciences sector around the world who seek to advance their leadership careers.

Key features

  • Earn a top-tier MBA education especially tailored for healthcare and life sciences providers, payers, scientists, regulatory professionals, and suppliers
  • Focus on global best practices in health systems, healthcare, and life sciences 
  • Advance your career with a program designed to meet the demanding schedule of students from across the globe
  • Integrate on-site learning from innovative firms and organizations in multiple countries
  • Drive strategic change within and across healthcare and life sciences organizations and systems
  • Learn leading edge tools for making effective decisions with available data
  • Design innovative solutions at Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab

The 18-month Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences offers an innovative curriculum that combines core management skills and practical engagement with deep self-development insights and strategic know-how, all designed for the healthcare and life sciences sector.

The globally-oriented program emphasizes the best of health systems and business, leading strategic change, data-driven decision-making, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Faculty will draw on research, industry examples, case studies, and guests from Canada and around the world to enhance the learning experience. Each module of the program involves on-site experiences with firms and organizations that are leading healthcare and life sciences innovation in multiple countries.

Class sessions provide meaningful opportunities for leaders from across the healthcare and life sciences sector to learn about each other’s organizations, to develop networks, and to explore new ways to create the healthcare organizations and health systems of the future.

Centred on the Full Sector

The program is designed to link the traditional silos in which healthcare providers, payers, scientists, suppliers, agencies, and other stakeholders typically interact only at arm’s length. The program will bring together participants from across the full sector and teach why and how you can create patient value and system strength by integrating more effectively across boundaries, both within and across organizations, regions and countries.

Leadership Development

The program's learning methods ensure you can immediately apply the insights you gain in class into practice. To that end, we provide you with a personalized leadership development program.

Using 360 degree assessments of competencies and skills, you will be coached to create customized development plans, practice new skills, and apply key insights as you move through the curriculum. You will have access to career coaching staff and networking events as you chart your career path for the future.

Contact :
416 946 3638

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