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.

  • <b>Joseph Mapa, MBA, FCCHL, LFACHE</b> <br> Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership <br> Program Director, Health Industry Management Program (HIMP) <br> Adjunct Professor <br> <a> </a>
    Joseph Mapa, MBA, FCCHL, LFACHE
    Krembil Chair in Health Management and Leadership
    Program Director, Health Industry Management Program (HIMP)
    Adjunct Professor

Specialization Details by Category

Study Options

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Professional Designations

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  • 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.


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Successful completion of 12.00 credits total, consisting of the following:

  • Minimum 9.00 credits of HIMP elective courses
  • With a letter of approval, up to 3.00 credits of
    relevant graduate level health courses from other
    York Faculties may be substituted from the list of
    electives below and counted toward the 12.00

HIMP Elective Courses:


Graduate Diploma in Health Industry Management

Successful completion of 12.00 credits total, consisting of the following:

  • 3 courses (9.00 credits) from the current four HIMP Elective courses,

        AND one of the following options:

  • One related course (3.00 credits) from the Additional Electives list
  • With a letter of approval, up to 3.00 credits of relevant graduate level course from other York Faculties
  • An approved Independent Studies Course (HIMP 6900 3.00) in the Healthcare Sector
  • A fourth course from the four current HIMP courses offered

Additional 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
  • Equivalent of a minimum 10-week full-time internship in a healthcare organization. Upon approval, prior work experience and/or prior internship in the healthcare sector may be considered as a substitute for the 10-week internship requirement

* 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.


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Career Opportunities

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  • 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 Centre for Career Design

    Your career is top priority at Schulich. To make career decisions that are right for you, the CCD 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 CCD 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.

  • Centre for Career Design

Student Clubs

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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

HIMP Alumni Newsletter

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September 2020 issue

February 2020 issue

September 2019 issue

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January 2019 issue

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September 2018 issue

cover page of the March 2018 HIMP Alumni Newsletter
March 2018 issue