Even before the emergence of COVID-19, healthcare was one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, if not the world. Now, with an even more critical focus, UCLA Anderson has expanded its healthcare-related research and course offerings to meet the needs of this rapidly-changing area, in addition to our usual variety of healthcare programs and events. Explore all of our healthcare offerings below.

What’s Happening in Healthcare at Anderson


Events and Programs


Students and Alumni Focused on Healthcare


Healthcare Business Association (HBA)

Healthcare Business Association

Healthcare Specialization

Whether students are interested in healthcare products (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices) and/or services (consulting, provider, payer), our healthcare curriculum offerings prepare students for successful careers in health-related fields. Courses provide both general management skills, as well as industry-specific knowledge of healthcare strategic management.

The following combination of any of the four courses below are approved for the healthcare specialization in 2021-2022. Substitution requests may be emailed to jennifer.mccaney@anderson.ucla.edu and should be accompanied with a current course syllabus and short justification.

Healthcare joint degree programs are available
with our top-ranked UCLA graduate schools


David Geffen School of Medicine: MBA/M.D.

Fielding School of Public Health: MBA/MPH

Other UCLA Anderson Healthcare Student Educational Opportunities


Business Creation Option
UCLA Biodesign Fellowship

Faculty Focused on Healthcare


Healthcare Research

Healthcare and Behavioral Economics
Research and Development
Healthcare Operations
Healthcare Pricing and Financing

Healthcare Research in the UCLA Anderson Review


Centers and Healthcare


Price Center

The Healthcare Executive Program builds leadership and management skills of executives of community health centers (CHCs), AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and other community-based organizations (CBOs) that are devoted to expanding the quality and quantity of care, treatment and support delivered to underserved and vulnerable populations nationwide.


The Los Angeles Global Health Conference- co-sponsor. This annual global health conference hosted in Southern California brought together around 300 individuals from various disciplines across academia, NGOs, business, and the public sector to discuss the current status of world health and provided an interactive educational forum to discuss innovative ways to tackle health disparities—locally and globally.


HEALTHCARE BUSINESS CASE COMPETITION Students from all UCLA graduate programs were invited to apply in teams of three to five members and create a solution for a problem in healthcare that will measurably benefit society by leveraging the four frontiers of technology: artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), internet of things (IoT) blockchain.