Concentration Tracks

The Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis program offers the opportunity to specialize in academic concentration tracks, preparing you for the increasingly specialized global healthcare industry.


Concentrations

Asia-Pacific Market Access | In-depth knowledge of Asia Pacific in-country biopharmaceutical industry, research & manufacturing capabilities, access & distribution networks, and future trends

Biopharmaceutical Marketing | Optimize product branding, value messaging, and strategic communication to key stakeholders

Business Intelligence | Acquire strategic analytical tools and apply an integrated, systematic approach to competitive intelligence gathering

Health Economics* | Produce decision-analytic models and impactful evidence to evaluate resource allocation trade-offs, demonstrate economic value, and assess impact of novel medical interventions

Managed Care | Commercial insurance tools including actuarial pricing, formulary design, utilization management, and new reimbursement models impacting coverage decisions

Policy Analysis | Analyze impacts of health reform and design organizational strategies to achieve actionable insights critical for navigating the changing policy landscape

Pricing | Solve complex pricing challenges and value determinations for new and mature products across market and payer types

Value, Access, and Reimbursement | Develop reimbursement strategies and value dossiers to support health technology assessments, global product launches, and market penetration


Requirements

  • 12 units
  • Industry analysis capstone project within selected discipline

Concentration courses and capstone project topic are chosen in consultation with your academic advisor and program director based on career goals.

*Health Economics requires completion of a committee-reviewed health services research project and 15 units to qualify for concentration conferral


Additional Information

For more information, please contact our senior program administrator:

Michelle Ton
(213) 821-6478
tonm@usc.edu