Healthy business practices
By Stone Irvin
Current ongoing debates leave little doubt of the need for more people who understand the business of health care.
To meet that need, Emory's Goizueta Business School now offers a new health care focus for students pursuing an MBA. The program allows students the flexibility to take a single health care-oriented class or pursue a degree combining health policy and business management. It offers courses on how to treat patients responsibly while taking into consideration good business practices, such as a class on hospice care and taking care of patients at the end of life.
It also gives business students hands-on experiences with local health partners such as the CDC or Emory Healthcare, where they work with administrators to learn how to integrate business and health care practices.