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ECN7555

HEALTH CARE: MARKETS, ANALYTICS AND STRATEGIES

ECN7555

Course Description:

ECN7555 Health Care: Markets, Analytics and Strategies
(Previously titles Health Economics)
3 elective credits

Health care costs account for 18% of U.S. GDP, which is one reason the health care industry is abundant with job openings and entrepreneurship opportunities! This is especially true in the Boston area, which has become a global leader in the health care and life sciences industries. This course follows a hands-on, two-pronged approach to solve real-world problems.
Prong #1 focuses on the market and organizational structures of major stakeholders, including pharmaceutical companies, health care tech companies, insurers, hospitals, physicians, patients, and government.
Prong #2 uses empirical methods, such as big data, survey, Pay-for-Performance, and Health Technology Assessment, to analyze these stakeholders' challenges, assess business opportunities, and design evidence-based strategies. In addition, you will learn SAS, a highly demanded analytical skill on the job market.

For students interested in health care and life science industries, this course will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed for evidence-based, expert-level opinions. For students interested in in analytics, the methods used in health care analyses are applicable, transferrable, and relevant to a host of other industries and functions, such as marketing and finance.

Department:

Economics

Course Level:

MSBA Elective (Grad),Graduate Elective (Grad)

Course Credits:

3

Course Programs:

Graduate