The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research with some of the top researchers in their fields. Students develop the theoretical and methodological expertise required to create original research that makes a significant impact on the business community.

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Health Management

The Health Management (HM) stream in the Business Administration PhD program has a strong emphasis on both research and the application of management and evaluation techniques and is designed to produce highly motivated and capable researchers and practitioners. The HM stream offers both full and part-time options. It prepares students to undertake and disseminate original research and to make significant advances in their chosen field of study. The HM stream aims to attract applicants who wish to pursue (1) specialized careers in academia or (2) senior-level management positions within the health care industry.

There will be full-time and part-time options for the Health Management field.

Required Courses

  • B790 – Seminar on Management Theory

Six PhD Health Management courses:

  • B793 – Applied Multivariate Statistics
  • B794 – Research Methods and Design
  • C780 – Mixed Methods Research
  • C711/C781 – Health Economics and Evaluation
  • C721/C782 – Health Policy Analysis
  • C783 – Research Issues in Health Management

One MBA Health Management course, chosen from:

  • C715 – Health Care Funding and Resource Allocation
  • C722 – Management of Population Health
  • C725 – Managing Communications in Health Care
  • C736 – Quality Management in Health Services
  • C741 – Health Care Marketing
  • C750 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Or a graduate level course from another department approved by the Supervisor and Area Chair

Our Students

Jenn Green

Health Policy and Management
Jenn joined the PhD program as a part-time student in September 2017. Jenn has 10+ years of experience in health planning, quality improvement program ...
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Our Faculty

Patricia Arkinstall Wakefield

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Available to supervise

Maureen Hupfer

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management

Manaf Zargoush

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Available to supervise
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Recent Grads

Georgia Whitehead

Graduated 2012
Whitehead’s favourite aspect of the MBA program was the co-op terms. Although classes provided her with the fundamentals of business and management, ...
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