Healthcare Decision Analysis

Biopharmaceuticals | Consulting | Health Insurance

Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis

Learn and apply powerful analytics and strategies for successfully advancing the world’s largest industry

The USC Healthcare Decision Analysis (HCDA) program features an applied curriculum with areas of specialization that prepare graduates for analytics-focused healthcare business careers. Our targeted approach offers career-accelerating tactics and insights critical for making an immediate impact in advancing value-based healthcare and innovation.


Program Benefits

  • Acquire a portfolio of analytics capabilities
  • Apply HCDA’s strategic management tools to make an immediate impact in any business
  • Build comfort in designing and managing projects targeting value and access
  • Gain policy insights to lead organizations through the changing health reform landscape
  • Learn to create business and marketing plans to support product lifecycle management strategies
  • Profile value of innovative products, proof of concept requirements, and pricing tactics for healthcare stakeholders
  • Understand use of integrated systematic approaches to competitive intelligence gathering

Requirements for Degree Completion

The Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis degree requires the completion of 33 units.

Core Courses (select up to 33 units)
  • HCDA 501 Fundamentals of Healthcare Insurance Design (3 units)
  • HCDA 502 Comparative International Healthcare Systems (3 units)
  • HCDA 503 Competitive Healthcare Intelligence and Pricing (3 units)
  • HCDA 506 Foundations of Insurance and Global Access (3 units)
  • HCDA 507 Foundations of Product Development and Commercialization (3 units)
  • HCDA 510 Business Implications of Healthcare Reform (3 units)
  • HCDA 515 Medical Decision Analysis and Modeling (3 units)
  • HCDA 520 Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (3 units)
  • HCDA 525 Healthcare Literature Analysis and Applications (3 units)
  • HCDA 530 Total Product Development (3 units)
  • HCDA 540 Executive Leadership and Healthcare Marketing (3 units)
  • HCDA 550 Healthcare Innovation: Creativity to Value (3 units)
  • HCDA 553 Advanced Pricing Strategies (3 units)
  • HCDA 560 Managing Effective Partnerships and Mergers (3 units)
  • HCDA 580 Seminars in Healthcare Decision Analysis (3 units)
  • HCDA 590 Directed Research (3 units)
  • PMEP 547 Programming Methods for Empirical Analysis of Health Data (4 units)
Elective Courses (select up to 9 units)
  • BPMK 500 Biopharmacuetical Marketing Management (3 units)
  • BPMK 503 Biopharmaceutical Advertising and Communication (3 units)
  • BPMK 504 Market Access and Reimbursement Strategy (3 units)
  • BPMK 506 Biopharmaceutical Product Pricing & Competition (3 units)
  • BPMK 508 Marketing Research and Analytics (3 units)