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Whether you are a health care professional or student looking to transition into the health care industry, the Center for Health Care Management & Policy compliments the Merage School’s educational programs and initiatives to expand your understanding of the ever-changing health care industry.

Health Care Executive MBA Program

Along with peers from medicine, nursing, pharmaceutical and device, health insurance, managed care and other health care sectors, students in the HCEMBA program learn the fundamentals of business and management.  Throughout the program, you will develop an understanding of the economic, political, and social dynamics that are reshaping the healthcare industry and learn tools to help lead your careers through this change.  

Certificate in Leadership for the Healthcare Transformation

Through the Office of Executive Education, we offer a Certificate in Leadership for Health Care Transformation that gives students the tools to understand the rapidly changing health care environment. Students will begin the process of learning how to lead their organizations successfully through this change.  

Joint MD/MBA Program

The Merage School’s MD/MBA program is one of the longest-standing dual degree programs for medical students in the country. Students from UCI’s School of Medicine have the opportunity to earn a combined MD/MBA over the course of five years, where they integrate into the business school between their third and fourth years of medical school. Graduates of this program consistently match at top residency programs nationwide and are prepared for leadership roles both in residency and in their future careers. 

Master of Science in Biotechnology Management (MSBTM)

The MSBTM program offers courses from three highly reputed schools at UCI: the Ayala School of Biological Sciences, The Paul Merage School of Business, and the Samueli School of Engineering. MSBTM students learn about business from the biotechnology perspective and biotechnology from the business perspective in order to think about their work through the lens of innovation, a critical component in the development of their leadership careers. 

Merage Health Care Association

Graduate students from across the Merage School connect through the MHA to share insights and learn more about health care opportunities in Southern California and beyond. The association serves as a bridge between students and the Orange County health care industry by partnering with organizations and alumni for events, such as site visits, and other networking opportunities.