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

Saina Sehatkar

Saina joined the PhD program in Health Management at the DeGroote School of Business in September 2019. Supervisor: Dr. Manaf Zargoush
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Our Faculty

Gillian Mulvale

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Available to supervise
Manaf Zargoush

Manaf Zargoush

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
Available to supervise

Christopher J. Longo

Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management
Available to supervise
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