Rady MBA for Health Sciences

Leadership and Innovation in Health Sciences

“I wanted to develop a new toolkit to jumpstart my leadership roles.”

-Richard L. Lieber, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chairman, Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC San Diego

Today’s emerging leaders in healthcare and in health sciences research are faced with new challenges:  the complexities of changing public policy, decreased research funding, a focus on outcomes and accountability.  With new technologies and increasing cost pressures, health science managers and leaders need both a broad scope of domain and industry knowledge and business acumen.

The Rady School’s MBA for Leadership and Innovation in Health Sciences began with our collaboration with UC San Diego Health Sciences, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, born from their goal of training physician and research leaders in business in order to ensure continued excellence in the complex world of health care delivery and health sciences research.

The Rady FlexMBA for Health Sciences program begins with our robust core curriculum, and then offers a plethora of electives relevant for healthcare and health sciences professionals.

With the Rady School’s Leadership and Innovation in Health Sciences you gain:

  • Skills and knowledge immediately useful in your work and for your organization.
  • Capacity to continue to expand your scope of responsibility and contribution.
  • Potential for enhanced impact in the innovation-driven health sciences sector.
  • An extraordinary network.

Selected FlexMBA Electives Relevant to Health Sciences Leaders:

  • Health Care Industry, Structure, and Strategy
  • Biotechnology Industry, Structure and Strategy
  • Negotiation
  • Advanced Management Communication
  • Marketing Communications
  • Service Operations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investments
  • Disruptive Technology in Health Care
  • Project Management
  • New Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Health Policy and Law for Business
  • New Venture Finance
  • Research for Marketing Decisions
  • Technology Innovation and Strategy

Students also have the ability to further focus and customize their elective choices for specific educational and professional needs.

Participants come in with medical and scientific know-how in their respective fields and through the program gain expertise in the business of health itself. Ranging from physicians and leaders in medicine to those in the high tech, financial, and governmental industries to name a few, students are integrated with a wide array of Rady FlexMBA students throughout the curriculum, providing a comprehensive and collaborative cross-disciplinary experience.


For application and admissions information, go to: http://rady.ucsd.edu/mba/admissions/