The Carlson School of Management and other colleges at the University of Minnesota offer a wide variety of courses intended to enhance understanding of the medical industry and to prepare students for successful and rewarding careers. Specifically, the courses enable students to:
If you are not a Carlson School student, please refer to the non-MBA student course petition overview.
Current Carlson MBA students can complement their MBA education with a medical industry specialization. Once students complete the specialization, they are also able to further participate by becoming an Institute affiliate. MILI gives students opportunities to prepare for leadership track careers in functional areas of the medical industry including finance, marketing, consulting, operations, and information technology. Specific courses at the Carlson School draw on the University faculty’s significant scientific, technical, policy, legal, and ethics expertise relevant to the medical industry.
In addition to the Carlson School requirements, students interested in earning a medical industry specialization must complete:
Experiential learning is a distinguishing feature of Carlson's MBA program. The medical industry is the focus of up to 40% of experiential learning projects in the Carlson Enterprise programs (Brand, Consulting, Ventures, Funds), and the New Product and Business Development course. Also included is the Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory course, which uses an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate approach to provide market analysis of promising medical technologies and services. These experiential learning opportunities distinguish the Carlson MBA for multiple career goals in fields such as medical technology, insurance, consulting, investment banking, and delivery.
Experiential learning options that will fulfill the above specialization requirement are:*
For other specific questions on fulfilling the experiential learning requirement, please email: email@example.com.
*Other courses may be accepted if pre-approved by Institute Director.
*Any non-Carlson student that wants to enroll in a MILI course must complete a brief online form to petition into the class. The form can be found here.
*This course is required to get a medical industry specialization. Requirement waiver may be granted at the discretion of the institute staff.
This is a representative sample of courses offered recently at the University of Minnesota. Current offerings may vary. For specific information on courses outside of the Carlson School of Management, please consult the University of Minnesota Course Catalog. Prerequisites may apply. Contact appropriate program graduate advisor or instructor. Note that MBA students can apply only 8 non-CSOM credits toward their MBA degree; prior authorization from MBA program is required.
PHSL 5525 Anatomy and Physiology of the Pelvis and Urinary System
The Medical Industry Leadership Institute hosts an exciting opportunity for current MBA students to participate in an annual leadership competition that honors the legacy of MILI partner, Carl N. Platou.
Carl N. Platou was a visionary healthcare executive who was inducted into the 2009 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame. The Leadership Competition, created in his honor, was established to recognize the leadership skills and innovative thinking of an elite groups of students who plan to complement their MBA education with a medical industry specialization.
Evoking Mr. Platou's inspirational vision and leadership in the medical industry, the competition rewards three MBA students who, in a submitted leadership statement, illustrate a high value exposition of their experiential learning or real world, firm-based project. Leadership statements detail the student's contributions and accomplishments, as well as insights gained for application in the medical industry.
An external review committee determines the award winners and presents $2,000 for 1st place; $1,000 for 2nd place; and $500 for 3rd place.
Congratulations to our 2012 winners:
First - Jennifer Kamstra
Second - Natasha Vragel
Third - Beth Lindborg
Applications for the 5th annual competition will be available in September 2013.
MILI's Executive Education program offers professionals the chance to hone their skillset, whether considering a shift in career concentration or simply keeping abreast of this dynamic, changing field. The curriculum is tailored for functional learning across areas. Students learn in intensive, collaborative environments, either taking on the challenge of earning a MILI Certificate or directing their study through one of a suite of signature courses.
Executive participants can expect to get a sense of the scope and shape of the global healthcare landscape; engage in detailed analysis of specific topics, firms, and industry sectors; and work alongside peers, colleagues, and world-class academics in experiential learning projects with firms around the world.
For more information and to register, please visit Executive Education for the Medical Industry.
"I want to capitalize on my passion for science and business, and with the Medical Device nexus that exists here in Minnesota, the MBA/MILI is hands down the best opportunity that I can pursue. With our existing ties to our Industry Council and the passion that Steve Parente brings to MILI, I can only imagine what the future of this degree will bring. It's really assuring to know that large corporations recognize the value that this specialization affords."
--Anil Asrani, 2009 MBA