Focus on: Health Care Management
McGill University is renowned as a world-wide leader in health care research, and the Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the importance of better health care management by supporting several major global research and teaching initiatives in health.
In 2013, through the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, the Faculty developed The Health Initiative whose mandate is to develop a framework to unify the relevant health activities within the Faculty.
There are currently two institutes in the Faculty that pursue health-related research: McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics: A world leader in promoting the development of a novel, integrative approach to the study of nutrition-related global health challenges.
NSERC CREATE Program on Healthcare Operations and Information Management: A program aimed at tangibly improving the healthcare system across Canada via the contributions of its doctoral and post-doctoral trainees of as future agents of change in academia, the health sector and government.
There are currently two programs that focus exclusively on health care management: The International Masters for Health Leadership Program: leading to the degree of Master of Management, is a learning opportunity for managers from around the world who wish to enhance their leadership and managerial skills. Participants work in all manner of health care organizations, including hospitals, community care, public health, government ministries, international agencies, and foundations.
The MD-MBA Program: The MD-MBA program recognizes that there is an increasing demand in the healthcare sector for physicians with management skills and expertise. The program provides the opportunity to train well-rounded physician-managers who can eventually pursue careers in a wide range of health care areas, from the smallest clinic to the largest tertiary health care facility; from research laboratory to university or hospital medical departments, as well as the private sector within pharmaceutical/biotechnology firms and the health insurance sector, among others.
We encourage you to visit The Health Initiative's site to learn more about the Desautels Faculty of Management’s focus on health care management.