U of T offers MBA for healthcare professionals
March 9, 2022
TORONTO – The Rotman School of Management’s Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) is designed to develop strategic leaders in the $8-trillion global healthcare industry, where the frontiers are always advancing.
A graduate business degree customized to the sector, the program is designed to help participants develop expertise to drive system-wide and strategic change, drawing on best practices worldwide. It provides working professionals with the integrative expertise, business acumen and leadership ability to bridge the silos between healthcare and the life sciences.
The program is successful in part because it offers connection and transformation on many levels.
Connect to a healthcare powerhouse
Not only is the University of Toronto a global centre of research and academic excellence, but it also invests over $1 billion per year in healthcare-related research and innovation, including a $100-million commitment to a new complex dedicated to AI and biomedicine.
The Rotman School brings together expertise from across the healthcare and life sciences value chain. Faculty are world-renowned for thought leadership, tackling challenges across the sector, and 25 faculty members are engaged in health-related research. As well, Rotman is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in healthcare/life sciences innovation with a dedicated health research focus through the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy.
Connect to business acumen and strategic thinking
Designed for working professionals, the 18-month program is delivered through self-paced distance learning interspersed with six in-person modules, each lasting approximately one week.
Courses include 14 core MBA courses contextualized to the healthcare and life sciences sector and nine sector-specific courses, plus optional extra courses with Rotman’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL).
The CDL is one of the world’s fastest-growing venture labs, creating over $7.5 billion of equity value. Selected MBA participants, alongside successful entrepreneurs, provide strategic insights and business development support. The CDL’s health stream focuses on science and technology solutions aimed at improving human health and wellness.
During the in-person modules, participants are immersed in key healthcare and life sciences clusters around the world, including Toronto, San Francisco, Singapore, and London, UK. Connect with executives on site visits to organizations redefining healthcare and biotechnology development.
Transform your professional relationships
The GEMBA-HLS offers a highly personalized approach to leadership development. Team sessions, individual coaching, 360 assessments and a leadership retreat help you understand motivations, express yourself effectively, and expand your toolkit to achieve organizational goals in complex, high-stakes environments.
Connect to mentors and career development
Participants have access to an exclusive network of senior executives who provide advice about industries, functions, business problems, and career options.
Whether you seek to make a career pivot or make the most of your existing role, best-in-class career services include one-on-one executive leadership coaching and career support after graduation.
Connect to a strong network
The program is designed for mid- to senior-level professionals from industry, care providers, service delivery organizations, consulting firms, public agencies, administrative leaders, scientists and researchers, and players in the healthcare and life sciences sectors around the world. You’ll generate valuable relationships with an international network which keeps in touch long after graduation.
Connect with Rotman to find out more
Classes start every October and the Rotman School is currently accepting applications for fall 2022. Early applications are recommended for the best chance at a merit-based entrance award.
The conversation starts by sending your resume for review (on a no-obligation basis).
For more information, download the program brochure or visit https://uoft.me/GEMBAHLS.