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Leadership Preparedness in an Increasingly Tech-Driven World


Through innovative courses, creative workshops, high-profile events and immersion in the most vital areas of disruptive business culture, the Easton Center prepares the next generation to understand the growing number of leadership issues and interdisciplinary tech-based solutions that can have a positive impact on consumers, businesses and society



Course Course Title Course Description
271A Medtech Innovation I: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Medical Technology Focus on understanding how to identify unmet clinical needs, properly filtering through these needs using various acceptance criteria, and selecting promising needs for which potential medtech solutions are explored. Students work in groups to expedite traditional research and development processes to invent and implement new medtech devices that increase quality of clinical care and result in improved patient outcomes in hospital system. Introduction to intellectual property basics and various medtech business models.
271B Medtech Innovation II: Prototyping and New Venture Development Development of medtech solutions for unmet clinical needs previously identified in course M271A. Steps necessary to commercialize viable medtech solutions. Exploration of concept selection, business plan development, intellectual property filing, financing strategies, and device prototyping. 
275 Current Topics in Emerging Technologies and Markets: Health Care Technology TBA
275 1 Current Topics in Emerging Technologies and Markets: Health Care Technology TBA
298D Special Topics in Management: Health Care Analytics With health care spending in U.S. reaching 18 percent of GDP, and demand for health services continuing to increase, improvements in quality and efficiency of health care delivery are needed. Exploration of how analytics tools can be used to describe relationships (linear regression); predict outcomes (logistic regression, classification trees); and prescribe solutions (optimization, resource allocation, cost-effectiveness analysis) to health care challenges.
298D Special Topics in Management: Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Biotechnology Study offers perspective on evolving landscape of biotechnology from standpoint of new entrepreneurial companies. Focus on changes and challenges in industry, as well as opportunities for startups and new entrants. Designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of biotechnology industry and many entrepreneurial opportunities it offers. Also designed for life sciences students who contemplate possible careers in biotechnology, and seek to deepen their understanding of relevant business context.
298D Special Topics in Management: Business of Health Care: Global Perspective  Examination of U.S. health system structure including different health care delivery models and their components, insurance and reimbursement models, key stakeholders, and health care reform. Exploration of some ways U.S. health care industry differs from that in other industrialized nations. Study takes deeper look into variety of different cost drivers that affect health care spending today, from consumerism, to new technology and drugs, to legal concerns. Students learn about quality- and value-based health care redesign programs at UCLA and other institutions in U.S. Goal is to encourage active learning and engagement in exploration of these complex issues, for which there is no one right answer. Students gain better understanding of current health care business landscape, and motivation to approach industry challenges with innovative mindset.
298D 7 Special Topics in Management: Quantitative Analysis for Health Systems TBD
298E Special Topics in Management: COVID-19 Pandemic: Policy Responses and Implications for Business Analysis of economic, financial, business, and political implications of COVID-19 pandemic. To do this, students rely on analytical tools usually used by investment bankers, finance experts, economists, and senior managers.

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Field Programs


Field programs are designed help solve real-world problems by immersing students in boots-on-the-ground field study. They conduct empirical research in partnership with leading companies dedicated to social impact. All MBA students complete the field study requirement.

Applied Management Research

Global Access Program

Strategic Management Research