The Duke MBA
"Here at Duke, we have long recognized the need to train a new type of person to help lead the next generation of health informatics. We're tremendously excited about the concepts developed for the new Master program and look forward very much to our contribution to this unique, Duke-wide collaboration."
Chief Information Officer
Duke University Health System
- Clinical informatics – a national priority requiring skilled professionals
Published studies have long underscored the importance of health information technology. Now billions of federal, state, and industry dollars are being invested into electronic health record adoption, standards, and education – fueling demand for the kind of highly skilled health informatics professionals trained at Duke University.
- Nationally recognized breakthroughs in health informatics
Duke University is known for its ground-breaking achievements in health information technology, including seminal work on the first electronic medical record, and has received millions of dollars in federal funding for health informatics-related research. Additional research and/or discoveries are attributed to the Duke Cardiovascular Databank, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the Duke clinical data warehouse and portal. Read a recent Duke article on the status of Electronic Medical Records.
- World-renowned health, research, and business programs
For nearly a century, Duke University has been at the forefront of biomedical research, clinical care, and medical and business education and has fostered strong collaborations across these disciplines. Duke is therefore strongly positioned to lead an interdisciplinary program focused on the management of health information technologies.
- An integrated campus center devoted to health informatics
Duke Medicine, in collaboration with Fuqua and the Duke Schools of Medicine and Nursing, recently established the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) to coordinate health informatics education.
- Longstanding business leadership in health sector management
Fuqua’s Health Sector Management program is the largest, most broad-based health management program among leading business schools. Its world-renowned faculty provides highly relevant insight into the successful delivery of health-related products, services, and technologies.
- Professional networking in the heart of biotech and pharma
Students benefit from numerous networking opportunities with established firms and health care leaders, both at Duke University and beyond. Research Triangle Park, only minutes away from Duke, is home to more than 35 biotech and pharmaceutical companies.
- A global community of highly accomplished students and alumni
Fuqua boasts a diverse and talented student body that draws from leading institutions and companies worldwide. Through numerous collaborative and networking opportunities, students build lifelong bonds, both personal and professional.