Signature experiential course for health care management (part-time)
Challenge your understanding of complex health care issues, then put your knowledge into practice in the real-world.
The Health Care Strategy Consulting Practicum is a 16-week course where students utilize classroom knowledge to create lasting solutions for real-world challenges and identify opportunities to make a valuable impact in the health care space. Students enhance their business education through collaborative consulting engagements with businesses and nonprofit organizations to address existing and emerging challenges. This course is open to part-time Master of Science in Health Care Management students and MBA students pursuing a pathway in health care. These diverse backgrounds bring valuable perspectives to the team.
Partner with real businesses on cutting-edge challenges.
With close ties to Johns Hopkins Hospital system as well as external partners spanning the health care industry, project challenges take many shapes and forms. All challenges strive to provide a space for students to work closely with a client partner and develop lasting solutions. Examples of previous challenges include working with various internal and external stakeholders to create a strategy to advance geriatric care, developing a strategic plan for health education for women in the city of Baltimore, and creating a market strategy for an innovative triage headset that relays real-time vitals to medical professionals off-site.
Students apply marketing, operations, organizational management, feasibility, and competitor analysis skills to address the client’s challenges in the health care industry.
Some of our past partners include:
- Helping UP Mission
- Hope Diagnostics
- Johns Hopkins Center for Indigenous Health
- Johns Hopkins Community Health
- Johns Hopkins Women’s Wellness & Healthy Aging Program
- MD AirSupport
- Population Health at Howard County General Hospital
- The Rales Center
- Trusted Hearts
- Xpert Care
Learn from an experienced industry faculty member: Dr. Bonnie Robeson.
Dr. Bonnie Robeson developed the signature experiential learning course for the part-time health care management program in 2019, which is offered to students every fall and spring semester. Drawing from a variety of work experience across the health care industry and years of directing experiential learning projects in the United States and India, Dr. Robeson guides students through this two-part course to prepare them for consulting in health care.
- Your first eight weeks are a deep dive into health care consulting work to prepare you for your challenge.
- During the second eight weeks, apply classroom theories to a real-world challenge. Our intentional teaming process will group you with three to five students to then be paired with a challenge sourced by our Office of Experiential Learning and course faculty.
You’ll leave this course with consulting knowledge and experience of consulting in the health care industry
- Analyze data to form creative and manageable solutions to complex, unstructured situations
- Link theory to practice by applying “tools” to problem solving situations
- Apply leadership skills to teamwork (know when to lead vs. follow)
- Learn about and synthesize strategic concepts
- Deliver recommendations to project sponsor
- Gain exposure to real-world challenges and health care organizations