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Posted 11.13.15

Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management’s Master of Science in Management-Healthcare (MSM-Healthcare) program is branching out into the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland.

Two MSM-Healthcare courses—Health Finance and Health Decision Making and Analytics—will be taught there when the next semester starts in January.

“It’s a chance to do things differently, to get us out of the campus and out with the community,” said Simon Peck, associate professor of Design & Innovation and associate dean for graduate programs at Weatherhead. “Weatherhead wants to be associated with intellectual innovation in health care.”

Part of the Cleveland Convention Center complex, the Global Center, which features four themed floors, brings together large corporations, medical device companies and Cleveland’s largest hospital systems, all in one setting.

Global Center tenants showcase current health care trends and future methods for patient care, including trends in medical imaging. 

While Weatherhead’s MSM-Healthcare faculty will lead the courses, Global Center-member companies and organizations will add to the curriculum and student experience with guest lectures, discussions about issues in health management and technology demonstrations.

Peck said the arrangement makes more feasible professional connections for students while helping the Global Center achieve its education mission. 

“We are excited to partner with the Weatherhead MSM-Healthcare program,” said Fred DeGrandis, the Global Center’s managing director and chief administrative officer. “This partnership is a great example of what the Global Center is—a forum for learning, collaboration and discovery that powers health care transformation.” 

Weatherhead MSM-Healthcare is designed for working professionals. Students attend class during the evening. The 30-credit-hour program is completed in six semesters over two years, with one summer semester dedicated to an independent project. 

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