Graduate students preparing for careers in the healthcare industry may apply to become a Marriott School of Business Healthcare Industry Scholar. This advanced educational opportunity provides healthcare management exposure to complement students’ developing disciplinary skills (accounting, data analytics, ethics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, strategy, supply chain management, and other specializations). Students selected as Healthcare Industry Scholars will receive scholarship funding in their final semester of graduate studies.
Potential scholars must submit their applications by 15 May. Applications include a statement of interest demonstrating academic, work, volunteer, and life experiences relating to the healthcare industry in addition to future career plans, leadership experience, and other reasons they would like to be selected as a Healthcare Industry Scholar.
Acceptance is communicated by 30 June. Scholarship funds are typically awarded in winter semester of the graduate student’s second year after the add/drop deadline.
During the first year of graduate school, potential Healthcare Industry Scholars must take:
- ACC 588, IS 588, MBA 588, or MPA 588: Healthcare Industry Dynamics (3 credits, winter)
- MPA 589R: Healthcare Executive Lecture Series (1 credit, fall)
Students must also take two Healthcare Industry Scholar approved electives from the list below.
- IS 590R, Section 6: Healthcare Industry Research (F/W)
- MBA 693R, Section 15: Healthcare Law and Regulations (F)
- MBA 693R, Section 16: Healthcare Delivery Management (F)
- MPA 586: Healthcare Finance (W)
- HLTH 316: Health Systems Policy (F/W)
- HLTH 425: Working with Vulnerable & Diverse Populations (F/W)
Potential scholars must complete a healthcare-related internship/job, volunteer hours, or healthcare-related capstone/major class project. There is not an hour requirement.
There are several courses with project components that could help you meet this requirement. For example, MSB 494R (On Campus Experiential Project), MPA 599R [or MBA 599R] (Healthcare Internship), IS 552 (IS Capstone), MPA 643 (Leadership in Public Administration), and many more.
Students are encouraged to join and actively participate in the Healthcare Industry Association (HIA) Club. Additional club details can be found here.