Health care analytics: the new frontier

As health care grapples with rising costs and technology that is transforming the industry at breakneck speed, data analysis has become a necessary tool, not just for cost optimization, but for revolutionizing patient care and unlocking a future of continuous improvement.

An ever-growing mountain of health care data holds immense potential—but raw numbers alone hold little power. The key lies in transforming data into actionable insights.

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Designed for working health care industry professionals who want to propel their careers and drive innovation, our 19-month Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Health Analytics online program fuses business acumen, health sector expertise, and cutting-edge data analytics. You'll gain the skills to solve complex problems and transform health care at every level.

An Unmatched Combination: Duke Leadership in Business Education & Health Care

Fuqua has long been a leader in online education for working professionals like you. Our flexible program is designed to fit into the spaces of your life, offering a high-caliber learning environment with minimal disruption to your life and work.

Balancing professional and personal commitments while pursuing a graduate health analytics degree is achievable. We’ve designed the program to support you where you are and we will work with you to succeed.

Experience Team Fuqua for yourself. You’ll jumpstart your studies with a 2.5-day on-campus launch experience to immerse yourself with your cohort, collaborate with your new learning team, and meet the program team that will support you through your experience. Then you’re fully online, continuing to work closely with your team during weekly live virtual sessions, team projects, and self-paced modules—all tailored to build on the connections you’ve already formed.

Online or on-campus, you are a full member of our Fuqua community. You'll have many opportunities to strengthen bonds with your classmates and faculty, including optional on-campus weekend programs focusing on leadership and data visualization, as well as a wide variety of online events we host throughout the program.

Our collaborative learning approach incorporates an innovative cohort learning model where the collective strengths of Team Fuqua drive excellence and innovation.

You’ll be assigned to a group of 4-6 health care professionals who bring a variety of industry experience and give you a 360° perspective on health care—you could be working on your assignments with clinicians, insurers, IT specialists, life scientists, or other industry professionals. You’ll navigate the program as a team, tackling real-world challenges, refining teamwork skills, and gaining insights you won't find anywhere else. With our high-touch approach, you are online, but you are never alone.

It's collaborative learning at its best, and it will be one of the most powerful experiences in your program—and career.

Our curriculum leverages Duke’s longstanding leadership in health education, research, and clinical care with Fuqua’s top-ranked reputation in business and research. We aim to develop leaders who will transform health care: The curriculum encourages you to push boundaries, tackle problems with new perspectives, and drive growth and innovation.

Expect courses in core business functions, data science including AI and predictive analytics, and health care focused coursework such as life sciences strategy, electronic health records, and value-based care. You'll delve into health care market forces, industry dynamics, and real-world projects, while building quantitative skills for making data-driven decisions and creating solutions.

Emerge ready to lead and unite teams for impactful change: Fuqua is your launchpad to make a difference.

The MSQM: Health Analytics program is taught by the same world-renowned Duke faculty who teach our on-campus programs—all authorities in core business functions and the quantitative analytics methodologies used in the health care industry, and highly experienced instructors in online education.

You can expect a challenging curriculum enriched with real-world insights. Top researchers in health care, business, and data science encourage lively debates and engaging discussions that tap into the diverse experiences within your cohort. Cases and exercises will foster your critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and leadership skills.

Personalized coaching sessions are aligned to your unique goals so you can effectively navigate every facet of career management—from day one of your program to post-graduation and beyond.

Our Career Management Center (CMC) collaborates with students, alumni, and potential employers, sharing their knowledgeable industry insights and helping you to tap into our extensive array of career tools and services.

Duke is for life. The Duke alumni network is more than a perk; it's a career-long partnership. As a Duke graduate, you are a member of a diverse, global community of alumni professionals who share—and are invested in—your drive to succeed. Your Duke network offers mentorship, job leads, and industry insights, keeping you ahead with trends and fostering a sense of belonging wherever your career leads.

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MSQM: Health Analytics degree program

MSQM: HA At A Glance



Fully online



12-week terms 



Months to completion



Courses in data science and quantitative methods, business fundamentals, and health sector analytics and strategy



Optional on-campus intensives in Leadership and Data Visualization


MSQM: Health Analytics Student Profiles

Phyllis Njiru

Fuqua MSQM: Health Analytics program graduate, Phyllis Njiru.
"I aim to make a meaningful impact in the health care sector in my professional journey, by using the key analytical and business principles gained from the program."

Double Dukie?

Fuqua offers special benefits to Duke alumni who apply to the MSQM: HA program: an application fee waiver, and, if admitted, a guarantee of scholarship funding (amount varies). It's great to be a Double Dukie!


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