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The Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis is an interdisciplinary STEM degree designed to train working professionals and graduates in applied business and analytical skills related to healthcare product value, access,  reimbursement, and pricing.


Meeting an Unmet Global Demand

Professional Perspectives

  • “I want a different position, I am tired of waiting and feel trapped. How can I move from my clinical role into marketing, without stopping my current job?” – Medical Liaison, Biotech
  • “Can someone teach me how it all fits together, so when I speak to my customers I have more insights on what they really need, want and why?” – National Payer Accounts Manager, Pharma
  • “How can I better understand international coverage and reimbursements systems? When we try to plan future product introductions I feel lost.” – Sr. Manager, Marketing Pharma
  • “I can’t fall behind my staff. How do I quickly upgrade my business and analysis skills to finally understand everything that is being presented?” – Assoc. Medical Director, Managed Care
  • “Learning from reading and studying alone is not cutting it, I need to hear how it really works from people who are actually doing the job every day.” – Pharmacy P&T Team, Health System

Employer Perspectives

  • “We need people with practical experience and understanding, who can present complex information to our business and employer customers clearly and simply.” – VP of Clinical Affairs, MCO
  • “Our team needs someone to oversee how we plan and execute our value and outcomes messages, across markets without wasting time & money.” – Pharma Sr. Director Global Development, Pharma
  • “Our business is still growing and very competitive, I need someone who can do it all, from pricing, to access to reimbursement, across payer types.” – Sr. VP of Marketing, Devices
  • “The Affordable Care Act and payment rules keep changing, I need someone who can connect the dots between our business people and clinical staff.” – Sr. VP of Marketing, Devices
  • “We need smart people who can hit the ground running, who can understand our competitors and what they are doing, and then coordinate a plan to win.” – VP of Payer Marketing, Biotech