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Texas MBA | Full-Time Program


The Healthcare Concentration prepares students for careers in the healthcare, life science, and biotech industries. These industries are dynamic and constantly evolving. Healthcare companies are seeking MBAs who not only have excellent business skills but a solid understanding of the technology and policy aspects affecting their industry, as well as the opportunities and challenges within the industry. Accordingly, the Healthcare Concentration at McCombs gives students the opportunity to combine courses across various schools and disciplines to best prepare for their career of choice. McCombs MBAs will also connect with Austin’s booming Biotech industry through the Austin Technology Incubator, American College of Healthcare Executives, and a variety of on- and off-campus opportunities.

Curriculum Requirements

Any four courses from the following:
  • MIS 382N.5 - Managing Complexity
  • MKT 382- Marketing High-Tech Products
  • PHR 381M - Advanced Pharmaceutical Admin: Contemporary Issues
  • PHR 394F - Pharmacoeconomics
  • N 386F - Budget and Finance in Healthcare
  • N 391H - Theories and Critical Issues in Public Health
  • CMS 386P - Managing Health Information
  • INF 382K - Information Resources in Health Sciences
  • LAW 379M - Health Law
  • LAW 379M - Health Innovation & Policy
  • BA 391 - Special Studies in Business Administration (must be related to healthcare and approved by Program Office)
Also recommended:
  • PA 680PA - Trade in Health Services
  • PHR 284E - Pharmacy Law

Total credit hours: 12
Faculty Contact: Kristie Loescher

Experiential Opportunities

Hands-on experiences complement, extend and continually refine classroom curriculum. Texas MBAs have an array of opportunities to experience hands-on learning, some of which are listed below:

Student Organizations

Student organizations open the doors to relationships, leadership development, professional growth, increased understanding and just plain fun. Below are some student organizations you may wish to consider as you look to tailor your Texas MBA experience.

Possible Career Paths

  • Account Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Facilities Administrator
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Services Director
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceuticals Project Manager
  • Product Manager

For more information on career opportunities, visit our Career Management web page.