Harvard Business School (HBS) has a strong global presence and impact, with many projects related to health. Its Global Initiative, established in 1996, supports faculty, students, and alumni by encouraging a global perspective on research, study, and practice. HBS faculty research has produced a case library of nearly 10,000 case studies; each year approximately one-third of the new cases developed are international in scope, and more than 20 percent of the faculty conduct health-care related research. HBS faculty frequently participate in university-wide leadership activities that relate to health, such as the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative’s annual health care “think tank.” HBS is active in global health research through the Global Health Delivery Project (GHD) and the HBS Health Care Initiative.
The Managing Health Care Delivery program trains Executive Education students to effectively deliver health care services under the increasingly constrained conditions imposed by patient needs and health policy changes. Students learn about global issues and models for innovation to overcome these challenges and become effective leaders in health care delivery.
The Business Innovations in Global Health Care program encourages Executive Education students to explore the role of entrepreneurial ventures within the field of global health. It examines global health challenges and how business innovations can be used to tackle them.