MBA for Health Sciences

Transform Your Career. Make a Difference.

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. With a cohort comprised of leaders from medical, biotech, financial, and governmental industries, you are peer learning from day one, providing a comprehensive and collaborative cross-disciplinary experience.

The Rady School’s Leadership and Innovation in Health Sciences began with our collaboration with UC San Diego Health Sciences. Today we prepare health professionals, both research and health delivery, to effectively balance challenges of the evolving spheres of medicine and business through a partnership that covers 2/3 of tuition and fees for Rady’s Flex MBA program.
Both partners each pay 1/3 of the program tuition and fees, while the selected Health Science enrollee covers the remaining balance. Together, we will deliver exceptional opportunity-minded leadership and management acumen to some of the world’s most innovative minds in medical discovery, practice, commercialization and administration.

To learn more about this initiative or how to apply, please contact Kristina Cook at or 858.523.8195.

The Rady FlexMBA for Health Sciences program begins with our robust core curriculum, and then offers a plethora of electives, including Lab to Market, 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.

Below are 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.