Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis

Learn and apply powerful analytical frameworks and strategic tools for successfully advancing product value

The MS in Healthcare Decision Analysis program features an applied curriculum with areas of specialization that directly prepare graduates for analytics-focused healthcare business careers. Each course is constructed in consultation with executives from global healthcare, biopharmaceutical, medical devices & diagnostics, and health insurance companies. Our targeted market research approach offers direct access to career-accelerating tools, tactics, and insights critical for making an immediate impact in advancing value-based healthcare.


Program Benefits

  • Acquire a portfolio of ready-to-use analytics tools and templates
  • Apply HCDA’s strategic management playbook to make an immediate impact in any business
  • Build comfort in designing and managing research projects targeting value and access
  • Gain policy insights to lead organizations through the changing health reform landscape
  • Learn to create business and market 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 completion of 33 units and a capstone industry analysis project.

Core Courses (choose 11)
  • 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)