Health Sector Management
Driving excellence in healthcare management
Develop the expertise you’ll need to pursue a career in this vital and growing sector with unique management challenges.
Healthcare is a huge sector in all industrialized economies. In Canada, the health sector represents $200B and is Canada’s largest employer. It is a sector with significant growth and, increasingly, management challenges.
The Rotman School is dedicated to supporting students who are passionate about a career in healthcare management. Studies in our comprehensive healthcare learning pathway offer a range of resources and areas of focus for your Rotman MBA experience that will enhance your knowledge and provide you with the tools you'll need to excel in the healthcare industry.
Enhance your knowledge and skills in healthcare management through our diverse range of electives and specialized programs:
- Health Sector Strategy: Explore the strategic aspects of healthcare management and develop innovative solutions to industry challenges.
- Health Innovation: Dive into the world of healthcare innovation, learn about emerging technologies, and explore opportunities for disruption and improvement.
- Health Systems Consulting: Gain practical experience in healthcare consulting and learn how to navigate complex healthcare systems.
- Electives in Various Disciplines: Choose from a wide selection of electives that incorporate healthcare cases and examples, including Business Design, Operations, Behavioural Economics, Venture Capital, and more.
- Collaborate: Expand your understanding of health policy and management with the Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
For detailed information on each elective course, please see our MBA electives guide.
Engage with industry leaders and professionals through our various outreach initiatives:
- Healthcare & Life Sciences Advisory Board: Benefit from the expertise and guidance of influential leaders in the healthcare industry.
- Executives-in-Residence: Interact with seasoned healthcare executives who provide valuable insights and mentorship opportunities.
- Events: Attend panels and keynotes featuring renowned experts, allowing you to stay updated on the latest trends and advancements in healthcare management.
- Alumni Network: Connect with a vast network of Rotman alumni who are making significant contributions to the healthcare sector.
Collaborate with prestigious organizations and institutions to broaden your horizons:
Receive dedicated support and guidance throughout your academic journey:
- Student Club Collaboration (HMA): Engage with the Healthcare Management Association, a student-led organization that fosters networking, learning, and career development opportunities.
- Case Competitions and Industry Nights: Test your skills, gain practical experience, and network with industry professionals through our engaging events.
- Coffee Chats: Connect with industry experts and professionals through informal coffee chats, gaining valuable insights and advice.
- LEADS Mentorship Program: Join our mentorship program to connect with experienced healthcare professionals who will guide and support you in your career development.
- Vernissage Health Leadership Development: Immerse yourself in leadership development opportunities tailored for the healthcare sector.
- Customized Advice: Receive personalized guidance and advice from our dedicated team of professionals, ensuring you make the most of your academic experience.
Research insights from our faculty
Professor Avi Goldfarb
"Canadian Study Shows Low Incident of False Positive Test Results from Rapid Antigen Tests”
The study, published in JAMA, an international peer-reviewed general medical journal, showed the overall rate of false-positive results among the total rapid antigen test screens for SARS-CoV-2 was very low.
Professor Anita McGahan
“Study examines the most effective COVID-19 control policies”
Which COVID policies are most effective? A new study examines the effectiveness of COVID-19 control policies in 40 jurisdictions including countries and U.S. states.
Health Sector Management resources at Rotman
Career paths in Health Sector Management
Rotman graduates are increasingly drawn to careers in healthcare and the life sciences. This $8-trillion global industry comes with unique management challenges that make it fertile ground for disruption and innovation.
With immense pressures for care to become more sustainable, affordable and innovative, the health sector faces incredible demands. And while healthcare organizations have capable leadership, many of these individuals lack the business knowledge required to effectively run our healthcare delivery organizations or major companies.
There are a variety of public sector and private sector companies that recruit at Rotman.
Stories about Rotman alumni working in the Health Sector
Health Sector companies that have recruited at Rotman
A selection of companies where Rotman MBA graduates have worked in recent years:
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Positions of recent Rotman graduates in the health sector
Business Development Specialist
Change Management Consultant
Consultant, Commercial Effectiveness
Corporate Accounts Executive
Cost Accounting Manager
Director of Operations
EMR Specification Analyst
Group Director, Science and Technology
Healthcare Consulting - Resume Book
Human Resources Generalist
Key Account Manager
Manager, Financial Operations
Manager, Occupational Health and Safety
Manager, Office of the President & CEO and Governance Affairs
Manager, Process and Policy
Medical Strategy Intern
Practice eAdvisory Consultant
Regional Manager- Practice IT Adoption
Regional Sales Manager
Sales and Marketing
Senior Business/Research Analyst
Technology Assessment Officer