Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

  • What makes the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics Program different from other programs?

MMCi is a unique one-year combined remote and on-site Program focusing on business, technology and strategy in health care. We prepare graduates to lead the change in healthcare. The Program has a one-of-a-kind Professional Development component focusing on the all-important team work, interpersonal, networking and communication skills that the marketplace is demanding.

  • What backgrounds do students have?

Students come with clinical, business, technology and various other backgrounds. The work experience varies from 2 years to 25 years. The diversity brings value to the student experience.

  • What is the format and how long does it take to complete the Program?

A new class begins once a year in August with Orientation and the MMCi boot camp. Classes start in August and the program completes in 12 months. Classes are every other weekend Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-5pm.

The Career Curriculum is delivered on most Thursday evenings prior to class weekends.

  • What is the cost of the Program and what are the scholarship opportunities?

The program cost with all fees, books and hospitality fees is $64,889, normal scholarship $12-$15K. There is no separate application or process for scholarship.

  • In general, what is the average MMCi graduate salary increase?

Graduates transitioning to new positions gain an average income increase of 20% or more.

Career

  • What type of Career opportunities are available to MMCi graduates?

Business Analyst, CIO, Data Architect, Data Scientist, Digital Strategy Officer, Healthcare Consultant, Implementation Consultant, Physician Informatics, Senior Director of Analytics Implementation, along with many more roles.

  • What organizations are interested in hiring the graduates?

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 Healthcare, UVA Health System and Vidant Health.
Fortune 500 Companies: Bristol Myers Squibb, Hill Rom, IBM Watson, IQVIA, LabCorp,Optum and SYNEOS Health.
Innovate Organizations: Lumeris and Evolent Health.

  • When are the career sessions and what is covered?

Thursday evenings prior to class weekends, career topics covered include: Personal Assessments, Resume Development, Instruction and practice in Networking, Interviewing and Negotiating and creation of a Marketing and Branding strategy. Series of themed panels of healthcare 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 MMC Program?

You can apply online.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no fee to apply.

  • Is the GRE/GMAT required?

The GRE/GMAT is not required to apply. Experience and education are reviewed; it may be required to strengthen the application for admission. Contact MMCi for more information.

  • I am an international applicant am I required to submit additional application materials?

International students follow the same application; however, in addition must provide proof of funding to qualify for a student visa.

  • 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

  • Are the classes all day?

Classes are Friday and Saturday are from 8-5pm with breaks. Food is provided. Courses include Health IT Strategy, Marketing Analysis, Health IT Business Solutions, Modeling and Decision Analysis, etc. The experience is a combination of business, management, strategy and informatics courses. All classes are recorded and are available to enrolled students.

Remote Option

  • Can this Program be completed online?

The program is formatted for working professionals with classes every other Friday and Saturday onsite here at Duke as well as remote option which allows students to participate live/remotely for 11 of the 24 class weekends. The remote option reduces the trips to Duke to approximately once a month.