Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What makes the MMCi Program different from other programs?
MMCi is a unique one-year program focusing on business, technology and strategy in health care. The program has a one-of-a-kind professional development component focusing on teamwork, interpersonal, networking and communication skills, all of which the marketplace is demanding from future industry leaders.

What backgrounds do students have?
Students come with clinical, business, technology and other backgrounds, with work experience varying from new graduates to 30 years. This diversity brings value to the student experience.

What is the format and how long does it take to complete?
A new class begins once a year in late summer with orientation and boot camp. Classes start in August and the program is completed in 12 months. Classes are 1 Friday and Saturday onsite weekend per month, coupled with 1 Saturday online live, and independent work. The format is designed to accommodate working professionals by providing some flexibility in schedule while maximizing face time with faculty and peers. Class days, whether Friday and Saturday or just Saturday are 8 to 5. Meals are provided during class days to allow students to maximize the time together with fellow students.

What is the cost of the program and what are the scholarship opportunities?
The program cost with all fees, books and hospitality fees is approximately $65,000. A typical scholarship is $12,000 to $15,000. There is no separate application process to apply for a scholarship.

In general, what is the average MMCi graduate salary increase?
Graduates transitioning to new positions gain an average income increase of 20 percent or more.

What is clinical informatics?
Learn about clinical informatics.

Career Opportunities and Development

What type of career opportunities are available to MMCi graduates?
Career opportunities include CEO, CIO, CMIO, CHIO, Business Analyst, CIO, Data Architect, Data Scientist, Digital Strategy Officer, Health Care Consultant, Implementation Consultant, Physician Informatics, Senior Director of Analytics Implementation, Data Analyst, Product and many others.

What organizations are interested in hiring MMCi graduates?
Here is just a sampling:

  • Consulting firms: Accenture, L.E.K., McKinsey, PwC and The Chartis Group
  • Health Systems: Cleveland Clinic, Cone Health Duke Health, Novant Health, Penn Medicine, Stanford Health Care, UNC Health Care, UVA Health System and Vidant Health
  • Fortune 500 Companies: Bristol Myers Squibb, Hill Rom, IBM Watson, IQVIA, LabCorp, Optum and SYNEOS Health
  • Innovative organizations: Lumeris and Evolent Health

When are the career development sessions and what do they cover?
Career development sessions are held most Thursday evenings prior to class weekends. Topics covered include:

  • Personal assessments
  • Resume development
  • Networking instruction and practice
  • Interviewing and negotiating
  • Creation of a marketing and branding strategy

A series of themed panels of health care industry experts is held on Thursday evenings as well. Executive coaching is offered to all students to help guide them throughout their careers.

Application Process

How do I apply for the MMCi Program?
You can apply online. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no fee to apply.

Is the GRE/GMAT required?
For graduates of U.S. universities, the GRE/GMAT is not required, however it may strengthen the application. We reserve the right to request the GRE/GMAT for admission. Experience and education are reviewed. Contact us for more information.

I am an international applicant. Am I required to submit additional application materials?
International students submit the same application; however, they must also provide proof of funding to qualify for a student visa as well as provide their GRE/GMAT scores.

I am an international applicant who has studied in an English-speaking institution. Do I still need to submit TOEFL scores?
TOEFL scores may be required in some circumstances.

Class Schedules and Format

Are classes held all day?
Classes are Friday and Saturday onsite once a month, and an additional Saturday on Zoom from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with breaks. About 8 hours of asynchronous work is completed each month. This blend of learning formats appeals to all styles. Food is provided when students are onsite.

The experience is a combination of business, management, strategy and informatics courses and include Health IT Strategy, Marketing Analysis, Health IT Business Solutions, Applied Data Science and others. All classes are recorded and are available to enrolled students.

Can the Program be completed online?
The MMCi program is a blend of onsite class days, coupled with online class days and some independent work. The format requires approximately 1 Friday and Saturday class weekend per month on site, an additional Saturday online plus some online lecture delivery and independent work.

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