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UofT’s Rotman School of Management Joins Business School Alliance for Healthcare Management

June 7, 2016

Toron­to, ON – The Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has joined a pres­ti­gious alliance work­ing to trans­form the health sec­tor by advanc­ing edu­ca­tion, research and prac­tice in schools of man­age­ment.

The Rot­man School is the first Cana­di­an school and sec­ond non‑U.S. school to become a mem­ber of the Busi­ness School Alliance for Health­care Man­age­ment (BAHM). Oth­er mem­bers include Har­vard Busi­ness School, Haas School of Busi­ness at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia Berke­ley, and Indi­an School of Busi­ness.

“BAHM is a pre­mier life sci­ences busi­ness net­work and our stu­dents, fac­ul­ty, staff, and alum­ni will ben­e­fit from our involve­ment,” says Will Mitchell, a pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment and the Antho­ny S. Fell Chair in New Tech­nolo­gies and Com­mer­cial­iza­tion at the Rot­man School. “We look for­ward to par­tic­i­pat­ing in BAHM’s wide range of activ­i­ties in the sec­tor.”

Since 2004, the Rot­man School’s ini­tia­tives in health­care have been led by the Cen­tre for Health Sec­tor Strat­e­gy. The Cen­tre has worked on an inno­va­tion agen­da that pro­duces action­able man­age­ment and pol­i­cy knowl­edge for the health sec­tor and the life sci­ences. In addi­tion, the ini­tia­tives of the Cen­tre include an MBA major in Health Sec­tor Man­age­ment, as well as Exec­u­tive Pro­grams with Rot­man Exec­u­tive Pro­grams for health-care pro­fes­sion­als.

The School’s MBA Major in Health Sec­tor Man­age­ment is offered for stu­dents in the School’s Full-Time, Morn­ing and Evening MBA pro­grams. It focus­es on man­age­ment in health care deliv­ery sys­tems, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal and biotech­nol­o­gy sales and mar­ket­ing, life sci­ences prod­uct com­mer­cial­iza­tion, and relat­ed con­sult­ing and finan­cial indus­tries. The major also intro­duces stu­dents to var­i­ous reg­u­la­to­ry bod­ies and pro­ce­dures in the health sec­tor. The Cen­tre, in part­ner­ship with Rot­man Exec­u­tive Pro­grams, is Canada’s lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic provider of health­care exec­u­tive pro­grams, and offers health sec­tor pro­grams which equip pro­fes­sion­als with the knowl­edge and busi­ness skills to lead and man­age their orga­ni­za­tions effec­tive­ly in a com­plex field that is con­stant­ly evolv­ing. Both open enroll­ment and cus­tomized pro­grams are offered.

Formed in 2010, BAHM is a col­lab­o­ra­tive non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to the belief that man­age­ment edu­ca­tion, applied to the chal­lenges of health­care deliv­ery and health­care inno­va­tion, plays a spe­cial role in cre­at­ing new and impor­tant solu­tions.

While oth­er aca­d­e­m­ic dis­ci­plines address pol­i­cy issues fac­ing the health sec­tor, busi­ness schools rep­re­sent the vital link between address­ing the prac­ti­cal issues of man­ag­ing com­pa­nies and devel­op­ing lead­er­ship for health­care insti­tu­tions. BAHM’s efforts include the estab­lish­ment of an adjunct fac­ul­ty net­work, doc­tor­al stu­dent webi­na­rs and the BAHM-spon­sored Health­care Man­age­ment jour­nal. Since April 2011, the orga­ni­za­tion host­ed Case Com­pe­ti­tions for stu­dents attend­ing BAHM insti­tu­tions. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion is avail­able online at

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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