Health Industry Management

  • Healthcare in Canada, as in other jurisdictions around the world, represents a significant and growing portion of the economy. This highly professionalized industry spans both the private sector such as pharma, consulting and medical devices, as well as publicly-funded institutions such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. It consists of a complex infrastructure of businesses, services and programs.

    The healthcare industry requires a broad range of clinical and scientific expertise, as well as highly specialized management practitioners. The industry also has an acute need for business professionals to drive innovation, creative thinking and change as the healthcare landscape evolves to meet the challenges of demographic and systemic changes.

    The Health Industry Management Program (HIMP) builds on Schulich’s established strength in management fundamentals, delivering an industry-focused curriculum, intellectual content and career-based development. The goal of HIMP is to enable students to leverage their learnings in pursuing exciting career opportunities and growth in this dynamic sector.

  • Adjunct Professor Joseph Mapa, Specialization Director; Amin Mawani, Program DirectorAdjunct Professor Joseph Mapa, Specialization Director; Amin Mawani, Program Director
    Adjunct Professor Joseph Mapa, Specialization Director; Amin Mawani, Program Director

Career Opportunities

  • This specialization is designed to position graduates in the Health Industry Management sector. A career in health care offers the opportunity to serve in one of the most important sectors to the future of our country.

    Job titles held by HIMP graduates include: Program Manager (Health Service Provider); Director, Child Health Service (Hospital); Director, Business Development & Analytics (Consulting); Manager, National Health Services Practice (Consulting); Manager, Infectious Disease Therapy (Pharmaceutical);  Project Management Analyst (Hospital), and Long Range Planning Specialist (Government).

  • Jordana Warner

    “The Schulich MBA was instrumental in launching my career in the health care sector. ”

    Jordana WarnerProject Manager
    Office of Integration & Strategy
    Sinai Health System
  • The Schulich Career Development Centre

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CDC will help you identify strengths, determine career objectives, develop career plans, hone skills for career management and put your professional development plan into action.

    - Our highly experienced CDC Advisors bring a unique combination of first-hand knowledge, experience and diverse perspectives in a wide variety of businesses and industry sectors.

    - Take advantage of a series of proven career-building modules, including up-to-date Job Search Techniques, Self-Assessment, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, and Interview Skills to help you stand out from the competition.

    - Corporate Information Sessions offer you an opportunity to meet top level recruiters, alumni and executives.

  • Career Development Centre
  • Professional Designations

    The HIMP specialization provides students advanced standing towards earning their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, under the Schulich School of Business' strategic alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL). Students who enroll in the strategic alliance must complete the CHE program requirements within three years from the date of enrolment.

Study Options

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  • Specialization Requirements

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    Requirements

    Successful completion of 12 credits consisting of the following:

    • A minimum of 9 credits from the core HIMP Core Courses described below
      AND
    • An additional 3 credits from the core HIMP Core Courses described below
      OR
    • One 3 credit course from the Additional Electives listed below

    HIMP Core Courses

    • UNDERSTANDING THE CANADIAN HEALTH INDUSTRY- THE ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHALLENGES TO IMPROVE HEALTH
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITALS
    • COMMERCIALIZATION IN PHARMA & BIOTECH
    • INNOVATION AND CHANGE ACROSS THE HEALTH INDUSTRY

    Additional Electives

    Related courses for those interested in the nonprofit side of health care:

    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
    • INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN
    • NONPROFIT MARKETING & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
    • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS PLANING IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

    Related courses for those interested in the public sector aspects of health care:

    • MANAGING FOR PUBLIC PURPOSE
    • PROGRAM EVALUATION

    Related courses for those interested in the supplier side of health (pharma, biotech & medical devices):

    • INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION
    • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & NEW FIRM CREATION
    • VENTURE CAPITAL AND PRIVATE EQUITY
    • PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management

    Requirements

    • Must be taken concurrently with a Schulich MBA*
    • The diploma must be completed within one term of completing graduate program degree requirements
    • All students must take a minimum of 9.00 credits of HIMP elective courses from the recommended courses list above
    • With a letter of approval, up to 3.00 credits of relevant, graduate level health courses from other York Faculties, or from other Universities may be substituted for the recommended courses listed above
    • Equivalent of a minimum 10-week full-time internship in a healthcare organization

    * Students must satisfy both Graduate Diploma and MBA requirements.

     

     

     

    NOTE: Not all courses required to fulfill a specialization are offered each term. Course offerings are based on factors such as student demand and instructor availability. The office of Student Services & International Relations is available to provide advising on course sequencing and the fulfillment of program and specialization requirements within a student’s period of study. For current course offerings and details, please view the Schulich Course Offerings Database.

Faculty

  • Drawn from many disciplines at Schulich, the HIMP faculty are reputed in their particular areas of expertise and play leading roles in the private and hospital sectors as CEOs, entrepreneurs and consultants; in the public sector as policy advisors and economists; and in the not-for-profit sector as consultants, board members and administrators

  • Student Clubs

    Schulich Healthcare & Biotechnology Forum (HCBF)

    HCBF is an MBA student club dedicated to students networking in areas of the health industry.

    HCBF works closely with HIMP, the Schulich School of Business Health Exchange (SSBHE) and the Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC) to organize events that complement students’ academic and personal goals.

    For more info, contact a member of the HCBF executive team at hcbf@schulich.yorku.ca