The Rady School and the UC Health System Partner for the New Rady Health Sciences Program

Rady Health Sciences Program

Recognizing the need for increased leadership in health sciences, the Rady School of Management has partnered with the UC San Diego Health System to develop a health sciences-focused FlexMBA and a Leadership in Health Sciences certificate.

The Rady Health Sciences program was created in response to the rapid transformations taking place in the U.S. health care system. With the increased health care needs of an aging population and the federal government's mandated health care reforms, there is a growing demand for leadership with strong business skills during this time of transition.

"The health care system is at a critical crossroads," Rady School of Management Dean Robert S. Sullivan said. "By collaborating with the UC San Diego Health System, one of the top medical research institutions in the nation, we established an innovative program that will develop leaders that can face the challenges of the complicated health sciences landscape."

Beginning in fall 2011, the program will offer a rigorous, comprehensive foundation for effective business decision-making in two focus areas: discovery and delivery. The discovery focus is for health science professionals who lead the research of new treatments and cures, medical devices and diagnostics. The delivery focus is aimed at health science leaders who provide health care services in the private and non-profit sectors.

The Rady School will also offer intensive executive development courses focused topics such as operations management and technology implementation, leading innovation and change and project management.

"The Rady School has been a catalyst of innovation and a training ground for leadership," Dean Sullivan said. "This program allows us to provide a much needed resource to the health sciences community at a critical time in history."

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